Student-Athletes Join Estimated 25,000 Graduates, Families and Friends on the National Mall
Colonials Finish Final Round with Best Score of Three-Day Tournament
Colonials Climb Past Mount St. Mary's with Strong Closing Nine Holes on Friday
Colonials' Second Round Tee Time Set for 9:40 Friday Morning
Colonials Advance to NCAA Regionals for First Time Since 2006
2012 GW Golf Intercollegiate Invitational At Bear Trap Dunes Golf Club in Bethany Beach, DE
2011-12: Served as co-captain during his final campaign with Colonials...Shot a 77.3 stroke average through 10 tournaments and 26 rounds of play...Helped GW to its first-ever Atlantic 10 Championship with a two-round score of even-par 144 to tie with teammate Jack Persons for an 11th-place finish...Opened fall season with a 6-over 148 at Navy Fall Classic.
At GW: Played 20 rounds as a freshman in 2008-09 with a 78.3 stroke average and a pair of Top 5 finishes and a low round of 69...Finished his freshman season with a head-to-head record of 348-311.
Junior, High School & Amateur Golf: Led his team, to a 4th-place finish in the Ohio DII State Championship...Three-time NCJT Championship winner (2008, 2006, 2004)...Had three Top-10 finishes in national tournaments: T-4th in the AJGA Smithfield Jr. Championship (71-75-71); T-6th in the PGA Jr. Series at Westbrook C.C. (73-71); and finished 6th in the PGA Jr. Series at Stone Creek G.C. (74-73-71).
Personal: Born June 7. 1990 in Cleveland, Ohio...Full name is Brandon Hyam Rukin...Son of Karen and Michael Rukin...Has two brothers, Jared and Adam...Hobbies include snowboarding, ice hockey and movies...Favorite course is The Falls at Lake Las Vegas Resort in Henderson, NV...Majoring in international business with a minor in fine arts.
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