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
Indoor:
60m - 7.51
LJ - 21',6.25" (6.56m)
TJ - 48', 9" (14.86m)

Outdoor:
LJ - 23', 2" (7.06m)
TJ - 48', 5.5" (14.77m)

2017-18: USTFCCCA All-American (Indoor - Triple Jump)... NCAA Qualifier (Indoor - Triple Jump, Outdoor - Triple Jump)... All-New England (Indoor - Triple Jump, Outdoor - Long Jump and Triple Jump)... NEWMAC Second Team All-Conference (Triple Jump)... Google Cloud Second Team Academic All-American... Google Cloud Academic All-District... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... USTFCCCA All-Academic Team... NEWMAC Field Athlete of the Week (4/2)... Competed in 11 meets... Finished 19th at the NCAA Outdoor Championship and was runner-up in both the long jump and triple jump at the New England D3 Outdoor Championship... His jump of 23 feet, two inches in the long jump was a season-best... Finished second in the triple jump and third in the long jump at the NEWMAC Championship... Won the triple jump at the California Collegiate Open... Finished fifth in the triple jump at the NCAA Indoor Championship with an indoor season-best of 48 feet, nine inches... Won both the long jump and triple jump at the Bates/Colby Tri-Meet and the triple jump at the MIT Alumni Meet.

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