SIU boasted second-most honorees in the conference
Ruszkowski finishes 13th in the three-meter dive finals
Two women and three men set to compete in Boomington, Ind.
Salukis win 21 of 26 events in routs
Team hosts Evansville Saturday in final tuneup before conference meets
2011-12 (Senior): Qualified for Zone Diving...Won the one-meter dive against Ball State and the three-meter dive in the dual meet with Evansville...Finished 12th in both the one- and three-meter dives at the MAC Championships...Honorable mention Academic All-MAC selection.
2010-11 (Junior): Competed in nine meets...Competed in the one and three-meter dives at the MAC Champinoships...Picked up six second-place finishes...Honorable mention Academic All-Conference.
2009-10 (Sophomore): Competed in 10 meets, including the MAC Championships...Set new career bests in the one-meter and three-meter dives against Evansville...Finished third in the three-meter dive against Drury.
2008-09 (Freshman): In his first year with the Salukis, competed in five meets including the Sun Belt Championships, where he set a career best 213.15 in the one-meter dive.
High School: Won conference all four years of high school...Placed 20th at regionals freshman and sophomore years...As a junior, placed sixth at regionals, 15th at state...As a senior, won county meet, placed second at regionals, placed sixth at state...Recorded a personal best of 244.15 (6 dives) and 394.85 (11 dives)...Received all-conference honors and named academic all-conference all four years of high school...As captain senior year, was named all-state, all-American, and academic all-American...Was also a pole-vaulter and member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: An aviation flight major...Has three sisters...Son of James and Renee Day...Born Oct. 15, 1989 in East Kentwood, Mich.