Douglas Ruud
Graduation Year: 1976
Induction Year: 2016
Sport (s): Men's Cross Country, Men's Track and Field
DOUGLAS H. “DOUG” RUUD ’76 earned four letters in cross country and three in track and field and was a four-time team most valuable runner in cross country. In cross country, Ruud finished 10th at the 1972 Indiana Collegiate Conference Championships, sixth in 1973 and third in 1974. As a sophomore, he placed 118th in the NCAA Division III Meet and as a junior he was 60th among over 300 runners at the national meet. In each of his first three seasons, he set new Windy Hill home course five-mile records and also set new DePauw three-mile records. Ruud also set DePauw’s four- and five-mile records as a junior. The five-mile record of 24:48 is the 5th fastest all time for DePauw at the time of his induction. As a senior co-captain of the track team, he broke a 44-year old two-mile indoor track school record in 9:27.9. At the time of his induction, he still ranked third indoors in DePauw history in the mile and seventh in the 3,000 meters. During the 1974 outdoor season he battled injury, but still finished third in the mile at the Indiana Collegiate Conference Championships. Ruud still ranks sixth in DePauw history in the outdoor 3,000 meters.
A Rector Scholar and Baker Trust Scholar, Ruud earned a B.A. degree in economics. Following graduation, he earned a M.B.A. (1978) from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Business and was awarded a CPA certificate in 1980. With KPMG LLP since 1978, Ruud serves as a senior partner for a number of the firm’s Fortune 500 clients. He is a member of the American Institute of CPAs and has been active as a former board member with Metropolitan Family Services of Chicago and the Foundation for Hearing and Speech Rehabilitation and as a youth basketball coach. Ruud and his wife, Victoria, are the parents of three grown children.