Your Daily Local and D9and10Sports are highlighting returning high school student-athletes this summer. The year in school listed next to the athlete’s name is the year the athlete is entering this fall. Player profiles for the week of Aug. 14 are powered by Generational Wealth Management, Adam Jack, ChFC.
GRACIE RUHLMAN – SENIOR – WARREN
Sports Played: Only play basketball!
Parents Names: Lisa LaVan, Jason Ruhlman
Siblings: Sammie Ruhlman (junior,15) Emma Ruhlman (College freshman, 18)
Social Media Handles: instagram: @gracieruhlmann
2021-22 Highlights: Won district 10 back to back. state playoff game at home and having the flannel panel show so much support
College Athletics plan if applicable: Not interested in playing in college! Dream school is FIT in NYC, i want to go there for fashion business management
Q: What was the first sport you played? Why did you play it? Did you like it?
A: The first sport I played was basketball. I played it because my mom was coaching and I was always around it. I was about 5 years old, maybe younger. She would bring us to practices and my sisters and I would play games on the sideline or in the locker room. Usually Sammie and I would play our own passing game or something, then there was always Emma on the other side of the court doing ball-handling drills. At the age of like 6. I’ve always enjoyed the game and being a part of a team.
Q: What is the most important factor in you being successful in high school athletics?
A: most important factor is different for everyone, but for me, it’s making sure all of my school work is done before I get home so I don’t have much to stress about. Having motivation and energy is a huge factor that I sometimes lack, I do things to make sure I have energy and motivation, especially before games. That’s when I play my best.
Q: What is your favorite non-sports “go-to” activity?
A: My favorite non-sports activities are definitely being around my friends, reading fashion magazines/ books, and going shopping!
Q: You could meet one sports figure, living or dead (1) who would it be and (2) what is the first thing you would ask them?
A: Cameron Brink, how can you play basketball and still manage to look put together? When I play basketball I look like a sweaty mess!!
Q: What is your favorite sport and if you could change one thing about your favorite sport, what would it be?
A: My favorite sport is obviously basketball. I wouldn’t change a thing about it, I love the sport the way it is!
Q: If you could eat any food in the world right now, what would it be?
A: I would 100% eat sushi. That is by far my favorite food ever. Gigi Hadid pasta and strawberry Nutella toast come in second and third place!
Q: What is your ideal vacation spot?
A: ideal vacation spot is NYC or Virginia Beach (where I’ve been going for about 14 years)
Q: Is there anything you wish we would have asked you? If so, what is the question/answer?
A: these were all great questions, thank you!