Midshipmen Sweep Black Knights in Annual Competition
2012-13 (JUNIOR): A three-time record holder for Army for his success in three events...with a fifth place finish at Navy (Dec.6) he topped the record touching the wall at 9:27.05 in the 1000 free...holds the 500 free record with a time of 4:30:30...part of the 800 free relay team who holds the academy record with a time of 6:40.71...competed in the 500, 200 and 1650 free at the Patriot League Championships...placed in the top six of every meet during the season...recorded two second-place finishes in the 1000 free touching the wall at 9:58.35 and the 500 free posting a time of 4:38.28...had two top-10 finishes in the quad meet with Boston, Rowan and VMU (Oct. 5)...placed second in the 1000 free and fifth in the 100 free versus Colgate and Lafayette (Jan. 26)... had two second place finishes in the 1000 free including the meets at Delaware (Jan. 18) and Bucknell (Jan. 12) in addition to a fourth and third place finish in the 500 free, respectively...scored in the 500 free against LIU Post and Columbia (Nov. 17) recording a sixth place finish...recorded two fourth-place finishes in the 200 free including a personal-best race at UConn touching the wall at 1:44.01...posted a second-place finish in the 1000 free against American and George Mason (Jan. 19).
2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): Continued to excel in the freestyle events as a sophomore ... finished season with strong showing at the Patriot League Championships ... placed 14th in both the 200 free and 500 free at Patriots (Feb. 16) ... authored a pair of top-15 showings at the ECAC Championships (Feb. 23), finishing 12th in the 500 free and 15th in the 200 free ... excelled at the Zippy Invitational (Dec. 2) with a trio of top-eight finishes ... was second in the 500 free (4:34.44), fourth in the 200 free (1:40.16) and seventh in the 100 free (46.58) ... all three times represent personal bests, with the clocking in the 200 free ranking eighth on Army's all-time ledger ... excelled versus Drexel (Jan. 20), placing third in the 200 free, fourth in the 500 free and fifth in the 100 free ... authored a pair of top-five finishes opposite Navy (Dec. 8), finishing third in the 500 free and fourth in the 200 free ... took runner-up honors in the 200 free against Massachusetts (Oct. 22) ... also placed fifth in the 500 free versus the Minutemen ... was third in the 200 free and fourth in the 500 free opposite Lehigh (Jan. 13) ... placed third in the 200 free and fifth in the 500 free versus Connecticut (Nov. 5) ... also recorded top-five finishes in the 200 free against Columbia (Nov. 19), Boston College/Stony Brook (Oct. 7) and American/George Mason/Old Dominion (Jan. 21) ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll after posting a 3.323 grade point average during the spring semester.
2010-11 (FRESHMAN): Capped a steady freshman season at the ECAC Championships (Feb. 25) with a pair of top-15 showings ... placed 13th in the 500 free with a personal-best clocking of 4:40.46 ... added a 14th-place effort in the 1650 free, touching the wall in a career-best time of 16:51.55 ... registered a sixth-place showing in the 200 free versus Navy (Dec. 9), clocking a personal-best time of 1:43.26 ... turned in a pair of fourth-place finishes against Patriot League foe Lehigh (Jan. 14), taking fourth in both the 500 free (4:56.49) and 1000 free (10:14.55) ... time in the 1000 free established his PR ... authored two top-three showings at Drexel, placing runner-up in the 100 free (49.13) and finishing third in the 500 free (4:52.33) ... forged fourth-place finishes in both the 200 free (1:45.47) and 500 free (4:51.05) in Army's early-season meet at Massachusetts (Oct. 23) ... placed third in the 1650 free (17:06.99) in the Black Knights' sweep of conference rivals Colgate and Lafayette (Jan. 29) ... added a fifth-place showing in the 500 free (4:53.64) in that same meet ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll after registering a 3.23 grade point average during the spring semester.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Posted a perfect conference record during a standout four-year career at Parkway Central High School ... swam under the guidance of coach Kevin Mabie ... placed fifth at states in the 200 free and 11th in the 100 free as a senior ... served as team captain ... competed for two years with the Rockwood Swim Club under coach Mary Liston ... also played three years of high school lacrosse under coach Paul Lutz ... was an attackman.
PERSONAL: Daniel Bogen Ruckman was born May 13, 1992 in Philadelphia, Pa. ... son of Alan Maniet and Maria Schiavello ... enjoys building things ... involved in peer teaching ... majoring in Systems Engineering.