William Ruschel
William Ruschel
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Bethel Park, Pa.
High School: Bethel Park
Position: Jumps
Major: Mechanical Engineering

Collegiate Personal Bests
60m - 7.51
LJ - 21',5.75" (6.55m)
TJ - 47', 11.5" (14.63m)

LJ - 21', 9.5" (6.64m)
TJ - 48', 5.5" (14.77m)

2016-17: NCAA Qualifier (Indoor - Triple Jump)... New England All-Region (Indoor - Triple Jump)... CoSIDA Academic All-District... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... Finished ninth at the NCAA Indoor Championship in the triple jump with a leap of 46 feet, 5.25 inches... Was the runner-up at the D3 New England Indoor Championship at 46 feet, 10 inches... Won the Tufts Cupid Challenge with a triple jump of 46 feet, 11 inches.

2015-16: All-American (Outdoor - Triple Jump) ... NCAA Qualifier (Indoor - Triple Jump; Outdoor - Triple Jump) ... CoSIDA Academic All-District ... USTFCCCA All-Region (Indoor - Triple Jump; Outdoor - Triple Jump) ... NEWMAC Second Team All-Conference (Triple Jump) ... USTFCCCA Scholar Athlete ... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference ... competed in nine indoor meets ... placed 12th in the triple jump (45', 10" - 13.97m) at the NCAA Division III Indoor Championship (3/11-12) ... won the triple jump with a mark of 46', 3.5" (14.11m) at the Tufts Cupid Challenge and followed that up with a second place performance (46', 6" - 14.17m) in the triple jump at the New England Division III Indoor Championship (2/19-20) ... registered an indoor best distance of 46', 11" (14.31m) in the triple jump at the Art Farnham Invitational (1/30) ... competed in eight outdoor meets ... registered a personal best leap of 48', 5.5" (14.77m) for eighth place and All-America honors at the NCAA Division III Outdoor Championship (5/26-28) ... three weeks prior, took second place in the same event at both the New England Division III Outdoor Championship (5/5-7) with a mark of 46', 10.25" (14.28m) and the NEWMAC Championship (4/30) with a jump of 47', 9.25" (14.56m) ... also clinched first place in the triple jump earlier in the season at both the Yale Multi Team (4/2) with a mark of 46', 4.25" (14.13m) and the MIT Quad (45', 10" - 13.97m).

2014-15: NEWMAC Rookie of the Year ... NEWMAC Champion (Triple Jump) ... competed in eight indoor meets ... registered a second place performance in the triple jump (45', 5.75" - 13.86m) at the New England Division III Indoor Championship (2/20-21) ... won the same event a few weeks earlier with a mark of 45', 2.5" (13.78m) at the Bowdoin Invitational (1/17) ... his best mark in the long jump came at the MIT vs. Bates and Colby Meet (1/10) when he leapt a distance of 20', 9.75" (6.34m) ... competed in six outdoor meets ... kicked off postseason competition by winning the triple jump (46', 11" - 14.30m) and placing third in the long jump (21', 2.75" - 6.47m) at the NEWMAC Championship (4/25) ... followed that up by taking fifth in the triple jump (45', 10.75" - 13.99m) in the triple jump and 13th (20', 9.25" - 6.33m) in the long jump at the New England Division III Outdoor Championship (4/30-5/2) ... closed the outdoor campaign with a 12th place showing in the triple jump (45', 11.75" - 14.01m) at the NEICAAA Championship (5/7-9).

Off the Track: Majoring in mechanical engineering with a concentration in economics... Tesla Product Excellence Intern... Interned at Booz Allen Hamilton... Did research at the Senseable City Lab... Earned the Richard P. Simmons Scholarship and is a member of Phi Beta Epsilon.

High School: A 2014 graduate of Bethel Park High School … first place at tri-states (2014) … six-time varsity letterwinner … school record in triple jump 46'1.75" ... also played soccer and wrestled … National Honor Society ... German National Honor Society … Eagle Scout … team captain ... Richard P. Simmons scholarship ... brother of Phi Beta Epsilon