Halcyon Ruskin
Halcyon Ruskin
Height: 5-2
Year: Sr./Jr.
Hometown: Kensington, Md.
High School: Albert Einstein
Major: French and Public Policy Studies

2017: CAC All-Academic Team ... Ran in seven races, scoring in all of them ... Three Top 30 finishes ... Came in the No. 4 position in the last three meets of the season ... Finished in the No. 2 spot at Stevenson Mustang Stampede (Sep. 1) ... Season-best time: 27:01.6 at NCAA Mideast Regionals (Nov. 11 - Dickinson) ... Season-best finish: 14th at Goucher Classic (Oct. 7).

2016: CAC All-Academic Team ... CAC Runner of the Week (Sep. 13) ... Was the Seahawks' No. 1 runner in all eight meets ... Ran under 26 minutes four times ... Notched a pair of Top 25 finishes ... Season-best time: 25:23 at DeSales Invitational (Oct. 8) ... Career-best finish: 8th at Stevenson Shannon Henretty Invitational (Sep. 10) ... Finished 22nd at Hood Open (Oct. 15) in 25:27.

2015: CAC All-Academic Team ... Saw action in all but one meet ... Scored for the Seahawks seven times, mostly as the No. 1 runner ... Finished in the Top 20 four times, including a Top 10 finish ... PR: 24:44.0 at Hood Open (Oct. 17) ... Career-best finish: 8th at York Coach Achtzehn Classic (Sep. 12) ... Came in 11th at Hood Open ... Placed 13th at Salisbury Fall Classic (Sep. 5) ... Posted a 17th-place finish at Seahawks Invitational (Sep. 19).

Albert Einstein HS: 2015 graduate ... Three-sport athlete (cross country, indoor track, outdoor track) ... Ran for Eric Da Silva ... Cross Country: 2014 Maryland 3A state finalist team ... 2014 3A West Regional champion team ... Indoor Track: 2014 Maryland 3A state champion in 3200m relay ... Outdoor Track: Four-time 3A West Regional champion in 3200m ... Set school record in 3200m relay in 2014 (9:42.63) ... Three-time Top-15 regional XC runner ... Competed at 11 state championships for team events ... PRs: 2:28 (800m); 5:43 (1600m); 20:41 (5K) ... National Security Language Initiative for Youth Russian Summer Scholarship ... English, French, and Social Studies departmental awards ... National Honor Society ... French Honor Society ... IB Diploma graduate.

Personal: Halcyon Faith Ruskin ... Dean's List (Fall '15, '16; Spring '16) ... 2016 St. Mary's Scholar ... Research Assistant, Department of Political Science ... Recipient, Critical Languages Scholarship to study Azerbaijani in Azerbaijan in Summer 2017 ... Recipient, French Book Award (2016-17) ... Sports Editor (2015-16), World Perspectives Editor (2016-17), and Managing Editor (2017-18), The Point News ... Tutor, Writing & Speaking Center ... Born May 10, 1997 in Silver Spring, Md. ... Daughter of Ray and Molly Ruskin ... Has two younger siblings, Jonah and Ivy.

Future Aspirations: To study in France during Spring 2017.

Why St. Mary's?: I chose St. Mary's because I could experience the best of a public and liberal arts education in the state that I love most.

Best SMCM Sports Moment: Going to the Fun Fall Festival after finishing the DeSales Invitational.