Honors & Awards:
- Fall 2017 President's List
2017: Played in 13 matches with six starts as a true freshman to accumulate nearly 500 minutes on the field … Scored two goals, one of which was the game-winner over ULM … Assisted on Yvonne Ploeg’s lone goal in the 2-1 loss to Appalachian State … Fired eight shots, three of which were on goal … Took a season-high four shots over Appalachian State.
Prep: Four-year letter winner at Milton High School in Milton, Ga. … Played primarily at forward, but also as a midfielder … Set a personal record for goals in a game with two … Helped lead her team to the playoffs in 2013, 2014, and 2015, going as far as the Sweet 16 … Played club soccer for UFA Premiere under head coach Phil Broome … Helped her club team win the 2016 State Cup Championship … Three-year Student-Athlete Honors recipient.
Personal: Kayla Marie Ruiz was born on Dec. 23, 1998, in Naperville, Ill. … Daughter of Alvaro and Lori Ruiz … Has three siblings, Amy, Julia, and Brian … Sister Amy runs track at Georgia Tech … Plans to major in psychology.