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Alyssa Rusch
Alyssa  Rusch

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Coppell, Texas

High School:
Coppell

Height:
5-10

Position:
C

01/29/2015

SEASON PREVIEW: Red Storm Ready For The Road To Rosemont

St. John's softball kicks off 2015 season on Feb. 6 in North Carolina.

10/08/2014

Softball Program Hosts Ninth-Annual 100-Out Fundraiser Game

Team Storm defeats Team Red, 19-6, in 100-out fundraising event.

10/02/2014

St. John's Softball Earns 11 NFCA Scholar-Athlete Honors

NFCA honors 1,096 Division I student-athletes with a minimum 3.5 GPA.

07/31/2014

BIG EAST Names 169 St. John's Student-Athletes To 2013-14 All-Academic Team

13 Red Storm teams represented on all-conference list.

02/03/2014

SEASON PREVIEW: A Look At The 2014 St. John's Softball Season

Red Storm set for 54 regular season games and an exhibition game against the Dutch National Team.

12/11/2014

2015 Season Preview

2015 Season Preview

05/03/2015

Senior Day vs. Villanova

2015 Senior Day game against Villanova on May 3, 2015.

As a senior in 2017: Sat out due to major knee surgery.

As a junior in 2016:
Appeared in three games ... walked and came around to score in a win over Valparaiso (first collegiate appearance) ... named to the 2015-16 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

As a sophomore in 2015: Did not play ... member of the 2014-15 BIG EAST All-Academic Team ... recognized as a 2014-15 NFCA Scholar-Athlete.

As a freshman in 2014: Did not play ... named to the 2013-14 BIG EAST All-Academic Team... named a 2013-14 NFCA Scholar-Athlete.

Before St. John's: Three year member of the varsity softball at Coppell High School ... served as team captain her senior year ... named Defensive Player of the Year in 2010 ... four-time All-District Academic Team member ... named Academic All-State in 2013 ... played for Glory Adkins-Foust in 2011-12 and Texas Diamonds in 2013.

Personal: Parents are Frank Harrison Jr. and Shannon Kathleen Rusch ... has one brother, Frank Harrison III ... served as the President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at St. John’s as well as the BIG EAST Student-Athlete Committee Co-Chair since 2015 ... member of The National Honors Society, College Ambassadors program, and St. Ann's High School ministry ... graduated as the top student in the Criminal Justice Honors Program with a 3.99 GPA.

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Career Highs:
At Bats: 
1, two times, last at Georgetown (3/25/16)
Runs: 1, vs. Valparaiso (2/13/16)
Hits: N/A

RBI: N/A

Rusch Up Close...
Favorite ballpark: Fenway Park.
Age when you started playing softball: 8.
Favorite softball player: Jessica Mendoza.
Most memorable hit: My first high school homerun.
Best piece of softball advice you ever received: "Practice like you play" - My dad.
Most influential person in your athletic career: My parents. My dad always took the time to work with me and get extra practice in. At least one of my parents was always at every game and that endless support means the world to me.

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