Montana to California: Thomas Ruyle is Student of the Week!

After spending his summers interning with the Cleveland Browns, Thomas Ruyle knew he wanted to work in sports. Thomas graduated from Montana State University in December and jumped right into the Sports MBA program in January! Read on to learn more about him. 

Hometown: Bozeman, MT

Undergraduate College: Montana State University

Favorite sports to play: Football and Basketball

Favorite Sports Movie: Creed

Why SDSU Sports MBA: I graduated from Montana State while working as an student equipment manager for Montana State Football and a few internships with the Cleveland Browns. Although I loved working in sports, I didn’t feel the same about equipment managing. I came to the program to get opportunities to work on the business side of sports and further my education.

Favorite class so far: Financial Management

Fun fact about you: One time I potentially saved Jim Brown from serious injury as I caught a speeding football that was headed towards his head.

Best out of the classroom activity so far: Touring the Elite Athlete Training Center in Chula Vista. Having the opportunity to tour the world class facilities that they have to offer was an exceptional experience.