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Bridgette Ruehl
Position: Freestyle, Breaststroke, Individual Medley
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lowell, Ind.
High School: Lowell
Major: Fine Arts
Experience: 3 Letters
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Bridgette Ruehl Bio
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 10/12/2010

IN THE BSU RECORD BOOKS: Third athlete in program history to qualify for the NCAA Championships ... defended her 2013 MAC Championship gold medals in 2014 ... holds program record in the 100 breast (1:00.58) and 200 breast (2:11.77) set at the 2013 MAC Championship ... member of the 2013 and 2014 MAC Champion 400 medley relay ... member of the 200 medley relay that set a school record at the league meet in 2013 with a time of 1:40.53 for fourth place ...  member of the 2014 200 medley relay that earned a bronze medal at the MAC Championships.

2013-14: Earned her fourth letter at Ball State ... named to the All-MAC First Team for the second consecutive season ... defended her 2013 MAC titles in the 100 and 200 breast ... turned in a pool-record and NCAA "B" cut time of 1:01.13 in the 100 breast and a pool-record 2:11.89 in the 200 breast ... member of the 400 medley relay that defended its 2013 MAC title with a pool-record time of 3:40.06, the time ranks second in school history ... member of the 200 medley relay that won a bronze medal at the league meet with a time of 1:41.16 which ranks second in school history ... clocked a season-best 2:07.77 in the 200 IM at the MAC Championships.

2012-13: Earned her third letter at Ball State ... named to the Academic All-MAC Team and All-MAC First Team ... third in program history to qualify for the NCAA Division I Wome'ns Swimming Championships ... finished 45th in the 100 breast 46th in the 200 breast at the NCAA Championships ... MAC Champion in the 100 breast (1:00.58) and 200 breast (2:11.77) ... her 100 breast time at the MAC Championship was a school record and pool record as well as a NCAA "B" cut time ... her 200 breast time at the league meet was a NCAA "B" cut ... a member of the MAC Champion 400 medley relay that set a school record and pool record with a 3:39.86 ... swam on the 200 medley relay team that finished fourth at the league meet with a time of 1:40.53 ... clocked a personal-best 2:07.06 in the 200 IM at the MAC Championships.

2011-12: Earned her second letter at Ball State ... the school record holder in the 100 breast (1:01.77) and 200 breast (2:14.28) set at the MAC Championships (Feb. 23) ... member of the 200 medley and 400 medley relay teams that set school records at the league meet with times of 1:42.18 and 3:44.30, she swam splits of 28.54 and 1:01.89 in those races ... took first place in 17 individual events during the season ... turned in a time of 2:08.12 at the conference championships in the 200 IM.

2010-11: Earned her first letter at Ball State …swam the second leg of the 200 medley relay which placed sixth at the MAC Championships with a time of 1:43.19 … swam the second leg of the 400 medley relay which placed fifth at the league championships with a time of 3:45.69 … placed 12th in the 100 breast (1:03.94) and 11th in the 200 breast (2:18.62) to rank first on the team in both events at the MAC Championships (Feb. 23) … recorded BSU career-best clockings of 2:17.12 in the 100 breast at the Eastern Michigan Invitational (Dec. 3), 2:10.65 in the 200 IM at Eastern Michigan (Oct. 30) and 4:49.29 in the 400 IM at the Doug Coers Invitational (Nov. 19).

HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by John Krick at Lowell High School … four-year letter-winner in swimming … placed sixth in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.51), 15th in the 200 individual medley (2:10.21) and was a member of the 19th-place 200 medley relay (1:51.42) at the 2010 IHSAA state meet … placed seventh in the 100 breast at the 2009 state meet with a time of 1:05.43 … won the 2010 Crown Point High School sectional title in the 200 IM (2:10.63), while placing second behind fellow recruit Stacey Wierman in the 100 breast with a time of 1:05.00 … also a member of the third-place 200 free (1:46.88) and fourth-place 200 medley relays (1:51.06) at the 2010 Crown Point sectional … in December of 2009, she competed in the 100 and 200 breast events at the USA Junior Nationals meet in Columbus, Ohio … in July of 2009, she placed sixth in the 100 meter breast at the Indiana Senior State Meet, after competing in both the 100 and 200 breaststrokes at the USA Sectional Championships.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Terry and Constance Ruehl … has one brother, Alex … born Oct. 3. 1991, in Merrillville, Ind. … majoring in fine arts (drawing).
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