33 Alex Runkel
33 - Alex Runkel
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 210
Year: SR
Hometown: Villin.-Schwen., Germany
High School: Salem International
Position: F/C


As a senior, played in 23 games and started 21… Averaged 4.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 1.0 spg, and shot 42.4 percent from the floor… Scored in double figures three times including a season high 15 points to go along with 8 rebounds at Oxy (1/9/13)… Had career high 18 rebounds to go with 12 points versus Whittier (1/12/13)… Had 5 points, 2 blocks, 10 rebounds, and tied a Caltech record with 7 steals in a career high 42 minutes in overtime thriller versus CMS (1/19/13)… Ranked 7th in SCIAC with 6.1 rpg… Voted Team Best Dressed… Played in first annual SoCal Senior Showcase held at Caltech


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)


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


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: 

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 ... Member of the basketball, tennis, golf, rowing, and hockey teams in high school


Mechanical Engineering and Economics major...Born December 28, 1990 in Mainz, Germany...German tutor for the Caltech community...Favorite team is the German national soccer team...His most exciting research projects are A Psychophysics study on neural computation and a neuroeconomics study on human behavior and decision making...Lists his hobbies as skiing, golffing, rowing, lifting, and piloting planes...Son of Norbert and Sanyukta...Sister Mira played college basketball in England

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