Rochester Athlete Nominated For McDonalds All-American Games
ROCHESTER, Minn. (January 7, 2016) – Jamie Ruden of John Marshall High School in Rochester is among the 760 high school seniors who have been nominated to play in the 2016 McDonald’s All American Games. This year’s list includes players from 49 states and the District of Columbia who have been selected by high school coaches, athletic directors, principals and members of the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Committee. Ten players hail from Minnesota – one male and nine female players, including Ruden.
"Jamie has taken her natural ability and maximized it through hours and hours practice in the gym. Her focus and commitment to excel has been extraordinary. The exciting thing is that she still has room to grow as a basketball player and I look forward to watching her continued development. Her McDonald’s All-American Nomination is well deserved. The sky’s the limit for Jamie!" says Phil Schroeder, John Marshall High School Girls Basketball Head Coach.
"It is truly an honor to be associated with a student/athlete like Jamie Ruden. She exemplifies everything positive that it means to be a John Marshall Rocket. We are extremely proud to call her our own and are very excited for her to be recognized as a McDonald’s All-American Nominee," says Brendan Adam, John Marshall High School Athletic Director.
A complete list of 2016 McDonald’s All American Games Nominees is available at www.mcdaag.com. McDonald’s will name the final roster of 24 boys and 24 girls who will be selected to play in the 2016 Games during the McDonald’s All American Games Selection Show on ESPNU, airing Sunday, January 17.
The 39th Annual Boys Game will tip-off on Wednesday, March 30, at 8:00 pm CT from Chicago’s United Center and will be broadcast on ESPN. The 15th Annual Girls Game will precede the Boys Game, beginning at 5:30 pm CT and will broadcast live on ESPNU.
Net proceeds from the Games benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC). The Games have raised more than $11 million for RMHC since their inception in 1978. At RMHC, programs like the Ronald McDonald House and Ronald McDonald Family Room provide stability and vital resources to families in their time of need, allowing their child time to heal and helping to keep them healthy and happy.