|Major:||Information Management Systems|
|Last School:||Lake Brantley HS|
2011: Made 15 relief appearances as a junior and finished 1-3 overall with one save… Totaled 30 innings of work and struck out 24 batters… Made season debut against Iona (Feb. 20), pitching 1.1 innings without allowing a hit or a run while striking out two… Earned the save after pitching two scoreless innings against Presbyterian College (Feb. 25)… Took the loss against Butler (Feb. 27)… Allowed two runs on one hit while striking out three Bulldog batters… Tossed two scoreless innings against Furman (Mar. 22)… Was the winning pitcher in the finale at FGCU (Mar. 26)… Surrendered one run on four hits to the Eagles while striking out three… Recorded season-highs for innings pitched (5.1) and strikeouts (5) against Gardner-Webb (Apr. 6)… Didn’t allow a run in 1.2 innings of work at Lipscomb (Apr. 17).
2010: Made 12 relief appearances and posted a 1-0 record... Picked up first collegiate win, in relief, against NJIT (Feb. 28) after pitching the final two frames allow zero runs and zero hits while striking out two... Longest outing of the season came at Charlotte (Mar. 31), pitching four innings, giving up just one hit and struck out a career-best four strikeouts... A member of the A-Sun All-Academic Team.
High School: A four-year letterwinner at Lake Brantley High School... Helped the team win the Class 6A state title as a junior and reach the state semifinals as a senior... Developed into one of the team's ace pitchers, going 8-0 with a 0.79 ERA as a senior, doing a mix of starting and relieving... Helped Lake Brantley to a final ranking of 32nd in the final ESPN Fab 50 rankings... Allowed two hits and no runs in six innings against Gainesville Bucholz in the deciding game to help lead Lake Brantley to the regional championship as a senior... Also played with the Orlando Scorpions in club baseball.
Personal: Born on Sept. 27, 1990... Son of Jim and Ann Rusk... Has two sisters, Adriann and Hannah... An information management systems major... Enjoys surfing and playing video games... Likes Chinese food ... Favorite TV show is "Dexter" ... Favorite musical group is 311... Favorite sports figure is Lance Armstrong ... Hero growing up was Nolan Ryan ... Admires his mother ... Wants to own his own training facility.