Emily Ruff
Emily Ruff
Height: 5-3
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Easton, Md.
High School: Easton

2013 (Fall): Named Landmark Player of the Week on Oct. 14 after ending the fall with singles victories over Penn St. Harrisburg (Oct. 8) and Waynesburg (Oct. 12) … also defeated McDaniel on Oct. 4, going 3-1 in dual matches overall … three of those matches came from the No. 3 position … also went 3-3 in doubles playing with partner Alice Goldstein-Plesser … the pair split their four dual matches, with both wins coming from the No. 2 spot.

2012-13: Appeared in 15 matches as a singles player for the Gophers, playing a key role in solidifying the bottom of the Goucher lineup … went 10-5 overall, including a perfect 6-0 mark from the No. 6 position … also went 4-4 playing at No. 5 singles … was 4-1 in Landmark matches for the season … began the year on an eight-match winning streak, with three of those wins coming in super-tiebreakers … streak began with a hard-fought 6-7, 7-6, 1-0 (10-5) win over Neumann on Sept. 19, and was capped of by a 6-4, 4-6, 1-0 (10-6) triumph over Juniata on March 28 … final singles victory came over Susquehanna on April 20, when she edged out a 7-6, 2-6, 1-0 (10-7) win over Ellen Pulsinelle … posted a 6-7 record in doubles, playing primarily with Kelsey Turner … won her first four doubles matches, including a perfect 3-0 record at the Goucher Open with partner Alyssa Zick … the pairing was declared Flight II champions at the tournament.

2011-12: Debuted for the Gophers at the Goucher Open on Oct. 1-2 … went 2-1 at the tournament playing with partner Ilana Gross … added an 8-0 win over Bryn Athyn on April 1 partnering with Alyssa Zick … lone singles appearance, a straight-set setback, came from the No. 6 position against Drew on March 31.

Major: Economics/Psychology

What you love most about playing a sport at Goucher: I love the team atmosphere and the competitive drive.

What you're looking forward to this season: Improving upon my doubles skills

Involvements on campus: Peer facilitator, note taker for the Academic Center for Excellence, member of the psychology department honor society, and a psychology research assistant.

Study Abroad Experience: Alicante, Spain.

Post-graduation plans: I plan on attending graduate school for either cognitive or developmental psychology.