20 - Taylor Ruper
Taylor Ruper
Height: 5-9
Year: Sr.
Hometown: North Royalton, Ohio
High School: Trinity
Position: G
Experience: 3 Letters
gp 33
pts/g 8.9
fg % 33.4
3pt % 32.4
ft % 83.3
reb/g 2.1
a/g 2.1

as a Senior (2012-13): Finished her career as Akron’s all-time leading 3-point shooter with 269 for her career ... Started 94 consecutive games for the Zips ... Ranks eighth all-time in the MAC record books for career 3-pointers made ... Scored in double figures in 15 games ... Averaged 9.7 points per game in MAC play ... Earned Academic All-MAC Honorable Mention status ... Posted a season-high 16 points twice ... Recorded a career-best six assissts in the final regular season game at Buffalo March 6 ... Knocked down a season-high five 3-pointers twice ... Scored 11 first half points in the win at Northern Illinois Jan. 16 ... Picked off a career-best four steals at Western Michigan Jan. 19 ... Finished the season ranked No. 39 in the country in 3-point field goals per game (2.58) and No. 100 in 3-point field goal percentage (.324).

as a Junior (2011-12): Became Akron’s all-time leader in 3-pointers made (184) in the MAC Tournament first round win over Buffalo ... named Honorable Mention All-MAC and Academic All-MAC after the season ... MAC East Player of the Week on Nov. 28 after leading the Zips to the Seattle University Thanksgiving Tournament Title, averaging 17.5 points and draining 11 treys over two games ... MAC Scholar-Athlete of the Week on March 8 ... averaged 10.2 points in 29.0 minutes per game and was the only Zip to start all 32 contests ... finished the season 15th in the country in 3-pointers made per game (2.78) and 21st in 3-point percentage (.384) ... scored a season-high 21 points on 7-of-13 shooting from behind the arc at Robert Morris (Dec. 21) ... in three games against Buffalo, averaged 19.0 points, shooting 50-percent (18-of-36) from three ... tallied 20 points against Loyola Chicago to open the Seattle Thanksgiving Tournament (Nov. 25), making 6-of-9 from deep ... averaged 2.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game ... totaled 33 steals and 13 blocks on the year ... scored 15 points in back-to-back games against Chicago State (Dec. 30) and Miami (Jan. 4) ... hauled in a career-high six rebounds in the season-opener at Notre Dame (Nov. 11) ... was an 84.4-percent (27-of-32) shooter from the charity stripe ... led the team in minutes played ... fell two treys short of the program single season record ... recorded 16 points in the win over Central Michigan (Feb. 4) ... dished out a career-high four assists against Western Michigan (Feb. 11). 

as a Sophomore (2010-11): Played in all 30 games and started 29 … tallied 282 points and 60 rebounds … averaged 9.4 ppg and 2.0 rpg … also notched 22 steals, nine blocks, and 40 assists … posted a team-high .383 3-point percentage (75-196) … her 75 triples are the second-most in a season in program history … made first-career start at IUPUI (Nov. 17) ... broke the school record for 3s made in a game, going 8-for-10 from long range, and tied her career high with 26 points and five rebounds against Ball State (Feb. 12) ... notched 10 points and five boards against Robert Morris (Nov. 23) ... recorded a career-high 26 points, including five 3-pointers, in overtime win against Georgia Southern (Nov. 26) ... chipped in 15 points at SMU (Nov. 27) ... nailed a career-best six 3-pointers and totaled 24 points in win over Cleveland State (Dec. 11) ... on 4-for-4 from 3-point range, scored 14 points at Temple (Jan. 2) ... nailed three triples and scored 15 points, all in the second half, at Bowling Green (Jan. 12) ... added 14 points behind four treys against Miami (Jan. 15) ... had 11 points, including three triples, at NIU (Feb. 5) ... added six points on two treys and nabbed three steals against Kent State (Mar. 2) … scored 12 points on 4-for-8 from 3-point land against Toledo in the MAC Tournament Quarterfinals (Mar. 9). 

as a Freshman (2009-10): Appeared in 27 games ... finished third on the team with 20 3-point field goals ... hit the game-winning 3-pointer in an overtime win at Ball State (Jan. 27) ... finished with six points and two assists in a season-high 27 minutes against the Cardinals ... recorded a personal-high three 3-pointers at Kent State (Feb. 24) to go with four rebounds in 22 minutes ... connected on a pair of threes to help UA to a win at Eastern Michigan (Jan. 30) ... scored six points – including a key 3-pointer – to help spark a late run in UA’s come-from-behind win at Buffalo (Feb. 13) ... netted six points in a win vs. Rider (Nov. 27).

at Trinity High School: A three time All-Ohio honoree, earning second team status as a junior and senior and honorable mention as a sophomore ... recorded the third-highest 3-point field goal percentage all-time for a single season in the state of Ohio; connecting on 51 percent as a junior ... shot 48 percent from 3-pt. range as a senior ... averaged 16.5 points and 4.8 rebounds during her four-year varsity career ... is the all-time 3-poing field goal leader at Trinity ... also starred on the highly-regarded SMAC team of the AAU ranks.

Personal: Parents are John and Kim Ruper ... father was a professional motorcross racer.

Recent Games
Mar 3 Miami (Ohio) W, 71-65
Mar 6 at Buffalo W, 77-60
Mar 14 vs. Buffalo W, 83-79
Mar 15 vs. Ball State W, 70-61
Mar 16 vs. Central Michigan L, 86-68
Mar 21 at Duquesne L, 71-66
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 33 16
Games started 33 16
Minutes 1064 543
Minutes per game 32.2 33.9
FG 99-296 52-146
FG Pct 33.4 35.6
3PT 85-262 45-133
3PT Pct 32.4 33.8
FT 10-12 6-6
FT Pct 83.3 100.0
Off rebounds 3 2
Def rebounds 66 37
Total rebounds 69 39
Rebounds per game 2.1 2.4
Personal fouls 52 24
Disqualifications 0 0
Assists 68 36
Turnovers 49 23
Assist to turnover ratio 1.4 1.6
Steals 40 22
Blocks 4 1
Points 293 155
Points per game 8.9 9.7
Points per 40 min 11.0 11.4
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 3 Malone W, 85-54 1 26 5-8 62.5 5-7 71.4 2-2 100.0 17
Nov 10 Hiram W, 83-24 1 21 0-5 0.0 0-5 0.0 0-0 - 0
Nov 13 at Tennessee Tech W, 78-67 1 35 4-13 30.8 4-11 36.4 0-0 - 12
Nov 16 Bryant W, 78-56 1 24 0-7 0.0 0-5 0.0 0-0 - 0
Nov 18 at St. Francis (Pa.) L, 74-73 1 32 1-15 6.7 1-14 7.1 0-0 - 3
Nov 24 at Providence W, 81-78 1 35 2-8 25.0 2-7 28.6 1-2 50.0 7
Nov 26 at Saint Peter's W, 103-57 1 20 5-10 50.0 4-9 44.4 0-0 - 14
Dec 1 Canisius W, 81-72 1 33 6-13 46.2 4-11 36.4 0-0 - 16
Dec 5 at George Mason W, 65-49 1 37 4-13 30.8 3-11 27.3 0-0 - 11
Dec 8 Wright State L, 73-71 1 32 4-11 36.4 3-9 33.3 0-0 - 11
Dec 15 Cincinnati W, 67-54 1 27 0-6 0.0 0-4 0.0 0-0 - 0
Dec 18 Dayton L, 90-59 1 28 1-7 14.3 1-7 14.3 0-1 0.0 3
Dec 20 at Youngstown State L, 80-71 1 35 3-9 33.3 3-7 42.9 0-0 - 9
Jan 3 at Chicago State W, 86-45 1 22 3-7 42.9 3-7 42.9 2-2 100.0 11
Jan 10 at Ohio W, 81-54 1 28 3-9 33.3 3-9 33.3 0-0 - 9
Jan 13 Kent State W, 93-58 1 21 5-8 62.5 5-8 62.5 0-0 - 15
Jan 16 at Northern Illinois W, 63-52 1 35 5-8 62.5 4-6 66.7 0-0 - 14
Jan 19 at Western Michigan L, 84-77 1 38 4-11 36.4 3-10 30.0 0-0 - 11
Jan 23 Toledo L, 77-65 1 26 2-4 50.0 2-4 50.0 2-2 100.0 8
Jan 26 at Central Michigan L, 92-69 1 36 6-14 42.9 4-12 33.3 0-0 - 16
Jan 31 Bowling Green W, 68-63 1 36 0-1 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Feb 2 Buffalo W, 75-57 1 33 5-13 38.5 5-12 41.7 0-0 - 15
Feb 6 Eastern Michigan W, 82-81 1 37 3-10 30.0 3-10 30.0 2-2 100.0 11
Feb 9 at Miami (Ohio) W, 84-77 1 39 4-7 57.1 3-5 60.0 2-2 100.0 13
Feb 16 Ball State W, 64-52 1 39 4-14 28.6 3-12 25.0 0-0 - 11
Feb 20 at Bowling Green L, 74-61 1 35 3-10 30.0 3-10 30.0 0-0 - 9
Feb 23 at Kent State W, 77-71 1 34 3-10 30.0 2-8 25.0 0-0 - 8
Feb 28 Ohio W, 98-82 1 35 4-11 36.4 4-10 40.0 0-0 - 12
Mar 3 Miami (Ohio) W, 71-65 1 37 0-10 0.0 0-10 0.0 0-0 - 0
Mar 6 at Buffalo W, 77-60 1 34 1-6 16.7 1-6 16.7 0-0 - 3
Mar 14 vs. Buffalo W, 83-79 1 30 1-2 50.0 1-2 50.0 1-1 100.0 4
Mar 15 vs. Ball State W, 70-61 1 38 4-7 57.1 4-7 57.1 0-0 - 12
Mar 16 vs. Central Michigan L, 86-68 1 36 4-9 44.4 3-7 42.9 0-0 - 11
Mar 21 at Duquesne L, 71-66 1 36 5-8 62.5 4-6 66.7 0-0 - 14
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 3 Malone W, 85-54 1 26 0 6 6 2 2 1.0 2 0 1 0
Nov 10 Hiram W, 83-24 1 21 0 2 2 4 3 1.3 2 0 1 0
Nov 13 at Tennessee Tech W, 78-67 1 35 0 1 1 1 4 0.2 0 0 4 0
Nov 16 Bryant W, 78-56 1 24 0 1 1 1 1 1.0 1 0 1 0
Nov 18 at St. Francis (Pa.) L, 74-73 1 32 0 2 2 1 2 0.5 1 1 1 0
Nov 24 at Providence W, 81-78 1 35 0 2 2 5 2 2.5 2 0 3 0
Nov 26 at Saint Peter's W, 103-57 1 20 0 1 1 1 0 - 0 1 0 0
Dec 1 Canisius W, 81-72 1 33 1 3 4 2 0 - 2 0 2 0
Dec 5 at George Mason W, 65-49 1 37 0 1 1 2 3 0.7 1 0 1 0
Dec 8 Wright State L, 73-71 1 32 0 2 2 2 0 - 0 0 3 0
Dec 15 Cincinnati W, 67-54 1 27 0 1 1 3 1 3.0 0 0 1 0
Dec 18 Dayton L, 90-59 1 28 0 3 3 1 0 - 2 0 1 0
Dec 20 at Youngstown State L, 80-71 1 35 0 2 2 1 2 0.5 0 0 3 0
Jan 3 at Chicago State W, 86-45 1 22 0 2 2 2 1 2.0 3 0 1 0
Jan 10 at Ohio W, 81-54 1 28 0 2 2 3 1 3.0 2 1 2 0
Jan 13 Kent State W, 93-58 1 21 0 4 4 0 0 - 1 0 1 0
Jan 16 at Northern Illinois W, 63-52 1 35 0 5 5 0 0 - 0 0 0 0
Jan 19 at Western Michigan L, 84-77 1 38 0 1 1 0 2 0.0 4 0 1 0
Jan 23 Toledo L, 77-65 1 26 0 1 1 2 2 1.0 2 0 2 0
Jan 26 at Central Michigan L, 92-69 1 36 1 1 2 3 2 1.5 0 0 3 0
Jan 31 Bowling Green W, 68-63 1 36 0 4 4 1 1 1.0 1 0 0 0
Feb 2 Buffalo W, 75-57 1 33 0 3 3 1 1 1.0 2 0 2 0
Feb 6 Eastern Michigan W, 82-81 1 37 0 0 0 4 2 2.0 1 0 1 0
Feb 9 at Miami (Ohio) W, 84-77 1 39 0 1 1 3 1 3.0 2 0 3 0
Feb 16 Ball State W, 64-52 1 39 0 3 3 3 1 3.0 0 0 0 0
Feb 20 at Bowling Green L, 74-61 1 35 0 5 5 2 0 - 0 0 2 0
Feb 23 at Kent State W, 77-71 1 34 0 1 1 3 3 1.0 3 0 2 0
Feb 28 Ohio W, 98-82 1 35 0 3 3 3 2 1.5 3 0 2 0
Mar 3 Miami (Ohio) W, 71-65 1 37 0 0 0 2 4 0.5 1 0 2 0
Mar 6 at Buffalo W, 77-60 1 34 1 3 4 6 1 6.0 0 0 1 0
Mar 14 vs. Buffalo W, 83-79 1 30 0 2 2 1 0 - 0 1 2 0
Mar 15 vs. Ball State W, 70-61 1 38 0 2 2 1 2 0.5 3 0 0 0
Mar 16 vs. Central Michigan L, 86-68 1 36 0 1 1 2 3 0.7 0 0 2 0
Mar 21 at Duquesne L, 71-66 1 36 0 1 1 2 2 1.0 1 0 2 0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2012-13 33 33 32.2 3.0-9.0 33.4 2.6-7.9 32.4 0.3-0.4 83.3 8.9
Total 33 33 32.2 3.0-9.0 33.4 2.6-7.9 32.4 0.3-0.4 83.3 8.9
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2012-13 33 33 1064 99-296 33.4 85-262 32.4 10-12 83.3 293
Total 33 33 1064 99-296 33.4 85-262 32.4 10-12 83.3 293
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2012-13 33 33 32.2 3.7-11.1 33.4 3.2-9.8 32.4 0.4-0.5 83.3 11.0
Total 33 33 32.2 3.7-11.1 33.4 3.2-9.8 32.4 0.4-0.5 83.3 11.0
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2012-13 33 33 32.2 0.1 2.0 2.1 1.6 0.0 2.1 1.5 1.4 1.2 0.1
Total 33 33 32.2 0.1 2.0 2.1 1.6 0.0 2.1 1.5 1.4 1.2 0.1
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2012-13 33 33 1064 3 66 69 52 0 68 49 1.4 40 4
Total 33 33 1064 3 66 69 52 0 68 49 1.4 40 4
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2012-13 33 33 32.2 0.1 2.5 2.6 2.0 0.0 2.6 1.8 1.4 1.5 0.2
Total 33 33 32.2 0.1 2.5 2.6 2.0 0.0 2.6 1.8 1.4 1.5 0.2
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 33 33 32.2 3.0-9.0 33.4 2.6-7.9 32.4 0.3-0.4 83.3 8.9
Conference 16 16 33.9 3.2-9.1 35.6 2.8-8.3 33.8 0.4-0.4 100.0 9.7
Exhibition 1 1 26.0 5.0-8.0 62.5 5.0-7.0 71.4 2.0-2.0 100.0 17.0

Home 14 14 30.6 2.4-8.6 28.3 2.1-7.7 27.8 0.3-0.4 80.0 7.3
Away 16 16 33.2 3.5-9.9 35.4 2.9-8.6 34.1 0.3-0.4 83.3 10.2
Neutral 3 3 34.7 3.0-6.0 50.0 2.7-5.3 50.0 0.3-0.3 100.0 9.0

Wins 23 23 31.7 2.9-8.6 33.3 2.5-7.7 33.0 0.3-0.4 88.9 8.6
Losses 10 10 33.4 3.3-9.8 33.7 2.7-8.6 31.4 0.2-0.3 66.7 9.5

November 6 6 27.8 2.0-9.7 20.7 1.8-8.5 21.6 0.2-0.3 50.0 6.0
December 6 6 32.0 3.0-9.8 30.5 2.3-8.2 28.6 0.0-0.2 0.0 8.3
January 8 8 30.2 3.5-7.8 45.2 3.0-7.1 42.1 0.5-0.5 100.0 10.5
February 7 7 36.0 3.7-10.7 34.7 3.3-9.6 34.3 0.6-0.6 100.0 11.3
March 6 6 35.2 2.5-7.0 35.7 2.2-6.3 34.2 0.2-0.2 100.0 7.3
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 33 33 1064 99-296 33.4 85-262 32.4 10-12 83.3 293
Conference 16 16 543 52-146 35.6 45-133 33.8 6-6 100.0 155
Exhibition 1 1 26 5-8 62.5 5-7 71.4 2-2 100.0 17

Home 14 14 429 34-120 28.3 30-108 27.8 4-5 80.0 102
Away 16 16 531 56-158 35.4 47-138 34.1 5-6 83.3 164
Neutral 3 3 104 9-18 50.0 8-16 50.0 1-1 100.0 27

Wins 23 23 730 66-198 33.3 58-176 33.0 8-9 88.9 198
Losses 10 10 334 33-98 33.7 27-86 31.4 2-3 66.7 95

November 6 6 167 12-58 20.7 11-51 21.6 1-2 50.0 36
December 6 6 192 18-59 30.5 14-49 28.6 0-1 0.0 50
January 8 8 242 28-62 45.2 24-57 42.1 4-4 100.0 84
February 7 7 252 26-75 34.7 23-67 34.3 4-4 100.0 79
March 6 6 211 15-42 35.7 13-38 34.2 1-1 100.0 44
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 33 33 32.2 3.7-11.1 33.4 3.2-9.8 32.4 0.4-0.5 83.3 11.0
Conference 16 16 33.9 3.8-10.8 35.6 3.3-9.8 33.8 0.4-0.4 100.0 11.4
Exhibition 1 1 26.0 7.7-12.3 62.5 7.7-10.8 71.4 3.1-3.1 100.0 26.2

Home 14 14 30.6 3.2-11.2 28.3 2.8-10.1 27.8 0.4-0.5 80.0 9.5
Away 16 16 33.2 4.2-11.9 35.4 3.5-10.4 34.1 0.4-0.5 83.3 12.4
Neutral 3 3 34.7 3.5-6.9 50.0 3.1-6.2 50.0 0.4-0.4 100.0 10.4

Wins 23 23 31.7 3.6-10.8 33.3 3.2-9.6 33.0 0.4-0.5 88.9 10.8
Losses 10 10 33.4 4.0-11.7 33.7 3.2-10.3 31.4 0.2-0.4 66.7 11.4

November 6 6 27.8 2.9-13.9 20.7 2.6-12.2 21.6 0.2-0.5 50.0 8.6
December 6 6 32.0 3.8-12.3 30.5 2.9-10.2 28.6 0.0-0.2 0.0 10.4
January 8 8 30.2 4.6-10.2 45.2 4.0-9.4 42.1 0.7-0.7 100.0 13.9
February 7 7 36.0 4.1-11.9 34.7 3.7-10.6 34.3 0.6-0.6 100.0 12.5
March 6 6 35.2 2.8-8.0 35.7 2.5-7.2 34.2 0.2-0.2 100.0 8.3
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 33 33 32.2 0.1 2.0 2.1 1.6 0.0 2.1 1.5 1.4 1.2 0.1
Conference 16 16 33.9 0.1 2.3 2.4 1.5 0.0 2.2 1.4 1.6 1.4 0.1
Exhibition 1 1 26.0 0.0 6.0 6.0 1.0 0.0 2.0 2.0 1.0 2.0 0.0

Home 14 14 30.6 0.1 2.1 2.2 1.4 0.0 2.1 1.3 1.6 1.3 0.0
Away 16 16 33.2 0.1 1.9 2.1 1.8 0.0 2.2 1.6 1.3 1.2 0.2
Neutral 3 3 34.7 0.0 1.7 1.7 1.3 0.0 1.3 1.7 0.8 1.0 0.3

Wins 23 23 31.7 0.1 2.0 2.1 1.4 0.0 2.3 1.5 1.5 1.3 0.1
Losses 10 10 33.4 0.1 1.9 2.0 2.0 0.0 1.6 1.5 1.1 1.0 0.1

November 6 6 27.8 0.0 1.5 1.5 1.7 0.0 2.2 2.0 1.1 1.0 0.3
December 6 6 32.0 0.2 2.0 2.2 1.8 0.0 1.8 1.0 1.8 0.8 0.0
January 8 8 30.2 0.1 2.5 2.6 1.2 0.0 1.4 1.1 1.2 1.6 0.1
February 7 7 36.0 0.0 2.3 2.3 1.7 0.0 2.7 1.4 1.9 1.6 0.0
March 6 6 35.2 0.2 1.5 1.7 1.5 0.0 2.3 2.0 1.2 0.8 0.2
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 33 33 1064 3 66 69 52 0 68 49 1.4 40 4
Conference 16 16 543 2 37 39 24 0 36 23 1.6 22 1
Exhibition 1 1 26 0 6 6 1 0 2 2 1.0 2 0

Home 14 14 429 1 30 31 19 0 29 18 1.6 18 0
Away 16 16 531 2 31 33 29 0 35 26 1.3 19 3
Neutral 3 3 104 0 5 5 4 0 4 5 0.8 3 1

Wins 23 23 730 2 47 49 32 0 52 34 1.5 30 3
Losses 10 10 334 1 19 20 20 0 16 15 1.1 10 1

November 6 6 167 0 9 9 10 0 13 12 1.1 6 2
December 6 6 192 1 12 13 11 0 11 6 1.8 5 0
January 8 8 242 1 20 21 10 0 11 9 1.2 13 1
February 7 7 252 0 16 16 12 0 19 10 1.9 11 0
March 6 6 211 1 9 10 9 0 14 12 1.2 5 1
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 33 33 32.2 0.1 2.5 2.6 2.0 0.0 2.6 1.8 1.4 1.5 0.2
Conference 16 16 33.9 0.1 2.7 2.9 1.8 0.0 2.7 1.7 1.6 1.6 0.1
Exhibition 1 1 26.0 0.0 9.2 9.2 1.5 0.0 3.1 3.1 1.0 3.1 0.0

Home 14 14 30.6 0.1 2.8 2.9 1.8 0.0 2.7 1.7 1.6 1.7 0.0
Away 16 16 33.2 0.2 2.3 2.5 2.2 0.0 2.6 2.0 1.3 1.4 0.2
Neutral 3 3 34.7 0.0 1.9 1.9 1.5 0.0 1.5 1.9 0.8 1.2 0.4

Wins 23 23 31.7 0.1 2.6 2.7 1.8 0.0 2.8 1.9 1.5 1.6 0.2
Losses 10 10 33.4 0.1 2.3 2.4 2.4 0.0 1.9 1.8 1.1 1.2 0.1

November 6 6 27.8 0.0 2.2 2.2 2.4 0.0 3.1 2.9 1.1 1.4 0.5
December 6 6 32.0 0.2 2.5 2.7 2.3 0.0 2.3 1.2 1.8 1.0 0.0
January 8 8 30.2 0.2 3.3 3.5 1.7 0.0 1.8 1.5 1.2 2.1 0.2
February 7 7 36.0 0.0 2.5 2.5 1.9 0.0 3.0 1.6 1.9 1.7 0.0
March 6 6 35.2 0.2 1.7 1.9 1.7 0.0 2.7 2.3 1.2 0.9 0.2