33 Alex Runkel
33 Alex Runkel
Height: 6-6
Weight: 200
Year: JR
Hometown: Villin.-Schwen., Germany
High School: Salem International
Position: F/C

"A new era begins!"

Major: Mechanical Engineering and Economics

Career aspiration: Aeronautical / Aerospace Researcher

Caltech Highlights:

ACADEMIC

German tutor for Caltech community

ATHLETIC

2011-12: As a junior, played in and started 23 games ... Averaged 4.6 ppg, 5.7 rpg, and shot 51 percent from the field ... Recorded three double-doubles, including a 16 and 16 performance against Occidental (2/4/12), both career-highs ... Career- and conference-high 10 offensive rebounds versus La Verne (1/25/12) ... Ranked No. 10 among SCIAC rebounders ... Career-high with three assists three times ... Career-high four steals versus Cal Lutheran (2/11/12)

2010-11: As a sophomore, played in 20 games and started four, including wins versus Eastern Nazarene (12/13/10) and UC Santa Cruz (12/18/10) ... Averaged 1.3 ppg and 1.9 rpg ... Scored season-high four points in three different games ... Season-high five rebounds in two games ... Had four points, four rebounds, and two steals in 21 minutes of action at La Verne (1/15/11) ... Team Best Dressed Award

2009-10: As a freshman, appeared in 20 games and started 18 ... Averaged 4.4 ppg, 4.5 rpg, and shot 56 percent from the floor ... Led team in field goal percentage ... Led team in offensive rebounds ... Ranked No. 17 in SCIAC in rebounding (No. 15 in offensive boards) ... Career-high 10 rebounds in first collegiate game at La Sierra ... Career-high three steals at Redlands ... Career-high 12 points versus Claremont-Mudd-Scripps

High School: Salem International College, Germany

High School Highlights: Played for HC Salem at Salem International College ... As a senior, averaged 18.2 points, 8.2 assists, and 4.5 steals per game ... Heinrich-Blendeinger-Stipendium (Scholarship) ... Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes (Scholarship) ... Also played basketball for KGJ Schwenningen ... Tennis state champion ... Track and Field school record holder ... Winner of Lake of Constance Ergo Cup Crew ... Golf DMMII and BMWMI

Personal: Born December 28, 1990 in Mainz, Germany ... Norbert and Sanyukta ... Sister Mira played college basketball in England