|Hometown:||La Mesa, Calif.|
|High School:||St. Augustine|
|Ruppert's Career Statistics|
College Sports Madness Preseason All-Ivy Second Team.
All-Ivy League Honorable Mention ... second on the team with four homers and 25 runs scored ... had seven multi-hit games ... three of his four long balls came in conference play, tying for the Big Green lead, and easily led the team with 18 runs scored in the 20 Ivy contests ... produced the longest hitting streak of the season for the Big Green at 10 games during which he hit .368 (14-for-38) with a slugging percentage of .868 ... went 5-for-13 (.385) with his lone three-hit game during the three-game series against 18th-ranked Kansas ... scored the winning run in the 11th against Cornell after drawing a lead-off walk on eight pitches ... swatted a pair of doubles and scored two of the three Dartmouth runs in a one-run loss to Princeton, beginning his 10-game hit streak ... homered in three consecutive games, including both ends of the doubleheader versus Columbia ... made it four four-baggers in five games when he launched a solo shot in the second game against Penn ... reached base four times in the second game versus Yale on a single, triple and two walks while scoring a career-high three times ... hit safely in eight of the last 10 games, scoring seven runs ... doubled and scored in the top of the first in the opening game of the Ivy League Championship Series.
Opened season as starting center fielder ... did not commit an error in 30 chances ... selected Ivy League Rookie of the Week after the first weekend of play for earning all-tournament honors at the Dairy Queen Classic hosted by Minnesota ... went 5-for-11 with two runs and an RBI in the three games, including a 3-for-5 performance with two doubles in the opener against the host Golden Gophers ... had six multi-hit games in his 16 starts, matching his season high of three knocks against Slippery Rock ... hit .395 (17-for-43) in non-conference play ... banged out a pair of singles and scored twice to help Big Green beat LIU Brooklyn, 11-4 ... drove in two runs without a hit in a 10-2 victory over Vassar ... reached base three times with two singles and a walk while crossing the plate twice in 11-8 win versus Bradley ... battered Siena for a single, double, run and two RBIs in 15-7 triumph ... drove in one of two Dartmouth runs in first 3-2 defeat at Penn ... hit by two pitches and singled, plus scored two runs in 7-4 win at Columbia ... missed rest of season due to an injury.
Four-year letterwinner for coach Craig da Luz at St. Augustine ... helped squad win Eastern League titles as a junior with a 22-10 record and again while serving as team captain as a senior at 27-8 ... earned second-team All-Eastern League honors as a sophomore, first team as a junior ... also team MVP, All-Academic San Diego County First Team, All-Division III San Diego County First Team and all-state first team (for medium schools) that season ... also lettered in football as a senior ... St. Augustine Distinguished Student Award ... treasurer of the associated student body.
Full name is Nicklaus Karl Ruppert ... son of Ken and Linda has one brother and one sister ... born Sept. 14, 1993 in La Mesa, Calif. ... father played rugby at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo ... grandfather Harry Steinriede reached AAA in the Detroit Tigers organization, then worked in the Cincinnati Red organization for 25 years ... enjoys golf and sailing.