2007-08: Was a regular participant in the 60-meter dash in the indoor season, placing 12th in the preliminary race of the C-USA Championships with a time of 7.01 ... Best 60-meter non-championship result occurred at the Captain's Invitational, where he notched a time of 7.13 to place sixth.
2006-07: Competed in the NCAA Championships as a member of the 4x400 relay team after winning the C-USA title ... Placed in the top 10 in the 100-meter dash at the Wake Forest Invitational with a season-best time of 10.68 ... Finished seventh in the 200-meter dash at Western Carolina (22.04) ... Notched a fourth-place result in the 100-meter dash, also at Western Carolina (10.74).
High School: Statesville Record and Landmark County Runner-of-the-Year as a senior ... Earned All-State, All-Region, All-Conference and All-County honors for two consecutive seasons ... Named MVP of his conference and the region ... Also played varsity basketball and football, garnering all-county selection in both sports ... Picked up all-region accolades in football ... Served as team captain of the track, basketball and football squads.
Personal: Majoring in business management while pursuing a minor in hospitality management ... Son of James and Patricia Rucker.