Getting to Know Garrett Ruhland
Where were you born?
Bay City, Mich.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
When I was ten I wanted to be...a Cowboy. Now I want to be...a yacht captain.
What is your favorite movie?
Across the Universe
Why did you choose Michigan State University?
Besides wanting to be a cowboy, I have also wanted to be a Spartan since I was 10.
Who is your favourite MSU athlete of all time?
Magic Johnson, Rich Mull and Ethan Ruhland.
Name one person living or dead, that you would most like to compete against?
Top 5 songs on your iPod?
1. Free Bird
2. Come Together
3. Fat Bottomed Girls
4. Sweet Home Alabama
5. Simple Man
Your favorite moment in the outdoor pool?
Game Days, going inside
GREEN or WHITE???
My 5 Favorite Activities:
Fishing, Harmonica, Sailing, Skeet and Tailgating
Junior Season: Had a pair of second-place finishes at the TYR Invitational (11/22) with a 45.30 in the 100 free and 22.78 in the 50 butterfly ... His 45.30 in the 100 free was the second-fastest Spartan time of the year ... Part of the 400 free relay team that took first place with a 2:58.65 at the TYR Invite ... Swam as part of the 200 medley and free relay teams.
Sophomore Season: Placed second at St. Bonaventure (11/8) in the 100 free (48.83)...Swam 22.15 in the 50 free at Valparaiso (1/11) which was good for second place.
Freshman Season: Scored in two dual meets ... Clocked a time of 22.50 to score in the season opener versus Iowa (10/28) ... Placed fourth in the 100 fly (53.86) against Ball State (12/9) ... Competed in the 50 and 100 free and the 100 fly at the Big Ten Championships.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Lake Orion under Paul Fairman ... Named team captain during senior season.
Personal: Born April 20, 1988 in Bay City, Mich. ... Son of David and Gemma Ruhland ... Business major.