Ted Rutan
Graduation Year: 1982
Induction Year: 2018
Sport (s): Baseball, Men's Basketball

TED W. RUTAN ’82 earned four varsity letters in baseball and two in basketball. The baseball team’s rookie of the year in 1979 and co-captain in 1982, Rutan led the squad in runs in 1980 and 1982 and his 101 career runs scored were a program record at the time. His 97 career walks still rank third in school history. He joined the basketball team for the 1981-82 season and led the squad in assists both seasons as his 171 in 1982-83 still rank fourth in school history and the 170 the previous season are fifth. His 341 career assists rank sixth in school history, while his 6.8 per game in each season are the two best seasons by a DePauw player. Rutan’s 13 assists in a game were a school record until 2002 and his 53 steals in 1982-83 are fourth in school history. He also ranks second in school history with a career .859 free throw percentage. Rutan’s career averages of 6.8 assists and 1.9 steals per game are both school records.

Rutan received a B.A. degree in economics in 1982. He has been selected as an announcer for various USA national and international events including women’s volleyball, world championships of lacrosse, weightlifting, fencing and water polo as well as various other youth, high school, college and professional sports. He has a daughter, Allison.