Jacob Fernandez Ruiz

A Close-up look at Maui County's High School Athletes presented by Alexander & Baldwin, Inc.

• Baldwin High School / Grade 12

• GPA: 3.54

• SPORTS: Basketball

• FAMILY: Pikake and Mark Fernandez Ruiz of Wailuku

• ACTIVITIES: SADD Club, playing sports, going to the beach, spending time with friends and family

• FUTURE PLANS: Studying kinesiology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa

• SPORTS LESSONS: “Being an athlete has taught me how to push myself everyday to become a better person and teammate. Also, that determination and communication are important keys to having success.”

* Sports Spotlight students are selected by athletic officials from Maui County high schools and these profiles are compiled by the sports department of The Maui News. The Alexander & Baldwin Foundation makes a $200 donation in honor of each student athlete to their high school’s athletic fund.