Bucknell Men's Swimming and Diving BIO
Career: Scored 48 points at the Patriot League Championships and three points at the ECAC Championships ... graduated ranked sixth in Bucknell's history in the 1,650 freestyle (15:49.06) and seventh in the 500 freestyle (4:29.91) and 1,000 freestyle (9:34.06) ... was also a member of Bucknell's fifth- (6:38.13) and sixth- (6:38.27) fastest 800 freestyle relay teams ... three-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.
2017-18 (Senior): Scored three points at the Patriot League Championships behind 16th-place finishes in the 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle and 1,650 freestyle ... member of bronze medalist 800 freestyle relay team that clocked the sixth-fastest time in school history (6:38.27) ... best individual finish was a runner-up showing in the 200 freestyle at Lehigh ... also took third in the 200 backstroke at the Navy Invite.
2016-17 (Junior): Scored 11 points at the Patriot League Championships, finishing 11th in the 1650 free, 14th in the 500 free, and 15th in the 200 free ... scored three points at the ECAC Championships with a 14th-place finish in the 200 free ... also took 31st in the 200 IM, 35th in the 100 free, and was on the sixth-place 800 free relay, the seventh-place 400 free relay, and the ninth-place 400 medley relay ... competed in nine events during the season (100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free, 50 back, 100 back, 200 back 200 IM) ... seven top-three finishes ... won the 200 back at the Bison Invite and the 1000 free against Loyola.
2015-16 (Sophomore): Scored 10 points at the Patriot League Championships with a ninth-place finish in the 1,650 free and a 16th-place finish in the 500 free ... also took 20th in the 200 free while posting season-best times in all three events ... swam seven different events during the season (100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 1,000 free, 1,650 free, 100 back, 200 back) ... had six top-three finishes, including three runner-up showings ... swam a leg on the first-place 400 free relay against UMBC.
2014-15 (Freshman): Patriot League scorer in 1,650 free (6th), 500 free (7th) and 200 free (15th) ... swam prelims of 100 and 200 back at ECAC Championships ... competed in five different freestyle events and both backstroke events during season ... won 200 back twice during regular season ... had three runner-up showings in freestyle events ... competed at Mid-Atlantic Long Course Senior Championships in July 2015 ... earned berth to Phillips 66 National Championships in August 2015 as part of 800 free relay.
High School: Four-year member of swimming team at North Allegheny … four-time WPIAL champion … six-time All-American … three-time all-state member … team captain as a senior … also ran cross country for one year … all-state selection … posted eighth-fastest time on team's home course.
Personal: Samuel Jordan Rutan … born March 23, 1996 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania … son of Michael and Melanie Rutan … has a younger sister, Morgan … father, Michael, played football at Northern State University ... majoring in chemical engineering.
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