|High School:||Montebello HS|
UC SANTA BARBARA
2012: Played in 33 of the season’s 35 contests…Posted nine goals including four in the season opener against Cal State Monterey Bay (Jan. 19)…Also posted out eight assists, five steals, and six field blocks…Drew three ejections or penalties.
2011: Played in 32 of the Gauchos' 33 contests…Posted nine goals, eight assists, 13 steals and 10 ejections… Was second on the team in field blocks with seven total…Tallied two goals in a victory over Concordia (Jan. 28).
2010: Played in 29 of the Gauchos' 30 contests...Was seventh on the team and second among freshmen with 14 goals...Fourth on the squad with 19 steals...Also posted 11 earned ejections, seven field blocks and five assists...Had four multiple-goal outings...First pair of career goals came in win over Pomona Pitzer (Jan. 23)...Also had a pair of goals in a sudden victory win over San Diego State (Feb. 27)...Tallied two goals in victories over Big West foes UC Irvine (Feb. 28) and Long Beach State (Apr. 23).
Attended Montebello High School where she played for coach David Keys...Was a First Team All-Almont League selection and a Second Team All-CIF Division I honoree...Helped the Oilers to four-consecutive Almont League Championships and three CIF appearances...Also competed in swimming.
Played for the City of Commerce Water Polo team...Competed at the National Junior Olympics, the Speedo Cup and the County Cup with Commerce.
Nancy Melissa Ruano was born in Los Angeles, Calif. on Mar. 11, 1991...Parents are Jesus and Aurelia Ruano...Has two older siblings, Miscella and David...Majoring in communication at UCSB with a minor in Spanish...Enjoys spending time with her family...Names "Night at the Roxbury" as her favorite film while the "Twilight" series are her favorite books...Enjoys listening to the music of Justin Timberlake...Earning Most Potential and Most Inspirational accolades stand as her most memorable athletic achievements...Names her older sister, Miscella, as her personal hero.