23 - Ryan Elmquist
Ryan Elmquist
Height: 6-5
Weight: 200
Year: SR
Hometown: Woodbury, Minn.
High School: Woodbury
Position: F/C

"Caltech is special because it offers the opportunity to learn with the best and brightest scientists and engineers in the world."

Major: Computer Science

Career aspiration: Software Engineer (Google)

Caltech Highlights
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HONORS and AWARDS

d3hoops.com All-West Region 2011 ... CoSida First Team Academic All-District 2011 ... SCIAC Ted Ducey Award 2011 ... MSOE All-Engineers Classic All-Tournament Team 2011 ... Redlands Fulmer Tournament Sportsmanship Award 2011 ... 2-time SCIAC Athlete of the Week ... Voted 2008 Caltech Freshman Athlete of the Year ... Recipient of 2009, 2010, and 2011 Vesper Trophy (team MVP based on ability, performance, sportsmanship, and improvement) ... Named to inaugural 2010 SCIAC All-Academic Team ... Selected to 2010 NABC Honors Court ... Recognized as 2010 Caltech Outstanding Male Athlete of the Year ... Chosen team captain for 2009-10 and 2010-11

ACADEMIC

SURF Program Richter Scholar ... Spent summer of 2008 on campus working with Professor Grubbs, 2005 Nobel Laureate in chemistry ... During the summer of 2009, was involved with autonomous navigation of mobile robot teams at the University of Minnesota ... Interned at Apple (Cupertino, Calif.) during the summer of 2010 as part of the company's graphics team ... Member of Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)

ATHLETIC

As a senior (2010-11), started all 25 games ... Averaged 15.8 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 1 apg, and 2 bpg ... Moved to second all-time on Caltech scoring list ... Became No. 1 in blocked shots in program history and broke own record of 50 swats in a season with 51 ... All-time Caltech free throw leader ... Scored season-high 28 points in win versus Eastern Nazarene (12/13/10) and against Pomona-Pitzer (2/9/11), the latter in which he recorded a double-double with 10 boards ... Hit double figures in scoring 20 times ... Season-high and tied career-high with 5 blocks versus Whittier (2/12/11) ... Conference ranks: 2nd in scoring, 13th in rebounding, 10th in free throw percentage, 1st in blocked shots, and 5th in minutes played ... National ranks: 44th in blocked shots and 206th in scoring ... Scored 23 points, grabbed 9 rebounds, had 4 blocked shots, and made 15 of 19 free throws, including go-ahead point, in historic conference win versus Occidental (2/23/11)

As a junior (2009-10), broke two program records for most blocked shots in a season (50) and most free throws attempted in a season (208) ... Led SCIAC and ranked No. 38 in the nation in blocked shots (2.0 bpg) ... Ranked No. 13 in scoring (12.6 ppg) and No. 10 in rebounding (5.9 rpg) in conference ... Recorded a career-high with 5 blocks versus Chapman and blocked 4 shots in five other contests ... Scored a season-high 25 points against UC Santa Cruz ... Registered three double-doubles and reached double figures in scoring 19 times ... Hauled in team season-high 12 rebounds versus Whitman

As a sophomore (2008-09), averaged 13.4 ppg and 5 rpg ... Career-high 29 points versus La Sierra ... Recorded two double-doubles and reached double figures in scoring 17 times as a soph ... Finished in top 10 in SCIAC in scoring, rebounding, 3-point percentage, blocked shots, and minutes played

As a freshman (2007-08), averaged 8.2 ppg and 4.9 rpg and shot 42 percent from 3-point range

Stats through junior year: 859 points, 398 rebounds, 106 blocks, 82 assists, and 42 steals

Final career stats: 1254 points, 531 rebounds, 157 blocks, 107 assists, and 58 steals

High School: Woodbury High School, Woodbury, Minn.

High School Highlights
: Team advanced to the Minnesota 5A state basketball tournament as a senior with a record of 25-5 ... Section Champions ... National Honor Society ... Presidential Scholars Program

Personal
: Born March 23, 1989 in Galveston, Texas ... Parents Blake and Mary Jo ... Sister Jamie