AUSTIN, Texas – Baldwin Wallace University junior three-time All-Ohio Athletic Conference and Academic All-OAC forward Danny Ruple (Berea/Berea-Midpark) has been chosen as a Google Cloud Academic All-American for the second consecutive year.
Named to the first team in back-to-back seasons, Ruple becomes just the second Yellow Jacket men's soccer student-athlete to repeat as an Academic All-American after Matt Pietro did it in 2006-07. The junior is the only Ohio Athletic Conference student-athlete to land on this year's team.
An accounting major, Ruple carries a 3.92 GPA and is a two-time Academic All-OAC selection, an Ohio Collegiate Soccer Association (OCSA) Academic All-Ohio honoree and a two-time Academic All-District 7 selection.
On the field, Ruple was among the conference leaders in all offensive categories yet again. At the end of the regular season, his team-leading 14 goals, 10 assists and 38 points ranked him third in goals and second in assists and points, respectively. Ruple broke two school records during the course of the season – single season shots with 85 and career points with 105 – in addition to the two single-season records he holds from 2017.
For his career, Ruple has appeared in all 57 games with 56 starts and has recorded 41 goals, 23 assists and 105 points. He is just five goals and five assists away from breaking the all-time school records in those categories. Ruple was named OAC Freshman of the Year in 2016, OAC Forward of the Year in 2017 and has been selected to the All-OAC team every season.
His other career honors include two OAC Men's Soccer Player of the Week selections, two OCSA All-Ohio selections, the 2018 Herb Lauffer Memorial Tournament Most Valuable Player award and a Raven/Spartan Classic All-Tournament Team selection.
BW's 113 all-time Academic All-Americans is more than any other Division III college or university in the OAC or the state of Ohio and ranks 12th nationally in Division III.