Santiago Ruiz Named GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the Week

CORPUS CHRISTI – Santiago Ruiz of Texas A&M - Corpus Christi baseball has been named the GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the Week, presented by Pepsi. Ruiz earned the award following his walk-off single against Texas State.

Ruiz led the Islanders to victory on Saturday against Texas State with a two-RBI single in the bottom of the ninth to give his team a walk-off 4-3 victory over the Bobcats in the series finale. For the weekend, he hit .400 with two RBI while starting all three games. He picked up a hit in each game, with the final one being the biggest of the series for the Islanders.

The Islanders baseball team will take on the No. 23 Texas Longhorns today at 6 p.m. in Austin. Fans can watch the game on the Longhorn Network.

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2011-12 GoIslanders.com Student-Athlete of the week, presented by Pepsi Weekly Winners:

9-7-11: Jessica Korda, Volleyball

9-13-11: Brooke Alverson, Volleyball

9-20-11: Patrick Kimeli, Cross Country

9-27-11: Aurelien Tave, Men's Tennis

10-4-11: Isabella Arcidiacono, Volleyball

10-11-11: Nikki Dunn, Women's Golf

10-18-11: Ryann White, Women's Golf; Micah Nolan, Volleyball

10-25-11: Logen Bourque, Volleyball

11-1-11: Logen Bourque, Volleyball

11-8-11: Patrick Kimeli, Cross Country

11-15-11: Patrick Kimeli, Cross Country

11-23-11: Myeisha Myles, Women's Basketball

11-29-11: Myron Dempsey, Men's Basketball

12-6-11: Alisa Roberts, Women's Basketball

12-20-11: Chris Hawkins-Mast, Men's Basketball

1-2-12: Myeisha Myles, Women's Basketball

1-9-12: Johnathan Jordan, Men's Basketball

1-24-12: Fernando Llorens, Men's Tennis

1-30-12: Terence Jones, Men's Basketball

2-7-12: Verne'qua Taylor, Women's Basketball

2-13-12: Aurelien Tave, Men's Tennis

2-21-12: Adam Hoelscher, Baseball

2-28-12: Shakelia Coleman, Track and Field

3-6-12: Chris Hawkins-Mast, Men's Basketball

3-13-12: Daniel Minor, Baseball

3-20-12: Brandi Huff, Women's Track and Field

3-27-12: Greta Cecchetti, Softball

4-3-12: Mia Matuszak, Women's Tennis

4-10-12: Santiago Ruiz, Baseball