COLORADO SPRINGS — January 21, 2019 — Chadron State College senior forward Jeremy Ruffin was named the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference’s Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after a committee of sports information directors and league officials voted on the weekend’s individual performances.
Ruffin averaged 10.5 rebounds over the two-game stretch which saw Chadron State’s first 2-0 RMAC weekend sweep since 2014. He led an Eagles defense, which held the New Mexico Highlands league-best offense to 69 points on 22-of-66 shooting on Friday evening, and limited CSU-Pueblo to 62 on Saturday. Ruffin added two steals Saturday night in a home win over the ThunderWolves.
His 12 boards – three on offense and nine on defense – led the team on Saturday and matched his season high.
The Chicago native also earned the same honor November 21, 2017 as the Eagles defeated Nebraska-Kearney and Bellevue University. He is the only Chadron State player since 2010 to receiver player of the week recognition from the RMAC.