20 - Taylor Ruper
Taylor Ruper
Height: 5-9
Year: Jr.
Hometown: North Royalton, Ohio
High School: Trinity
Position: G
Experience: 2 Letters

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 ... also scored 20 points against Buffalo on both Jan. 11 and March 3 ... 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 6 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 and five 3-point attempts short of the program single season record in both statistics ... 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 … Scored six points on two three-pointers in season-opener at IPFW ... Made first-career start at IUPUI on 11/17/10 ... Added nine points on three treys against Niagara ... Notched 10 points and five boards against Robert Morris ... Recorded a career-high 26 points, including five 3-pointers, in overtime win against Georgia Southern ... Chipped in 15 points at SMU ... Had nine points and four boards against Duquesne ... Scored four points against Wright State ... Nailed a career-best six 3-pointers and totaled 24 points in win over Cleveland State ... Finished with nine points at Youngstown State ... Added three points against Ursuline College on 12/19/10 ... On 4-for-4 from 3-point range, scored 14 points at Temple on 1/2/11 ... Scored six points on two 3-pointers and added a pair of both assists and steals on 1/5/11 against Buffalo ... Tallied nine points on three 3-pointers against Ohio on 1/8/11 ... Nailed three triples and scored 15 points, all in the second half, at Bowling Green on 1/12/11 ... Added 14 points behind four treys against Miami on 1/15/11 ... Recorded two points and three steals against EMU on 1/22/11 ... Chipped in nine points on two 3-pointers and grabbed two boards at WMU (1/26/11) ... Added nine points on three triples and recorded three rebounds at Central Michigan (1/29/11) ... Had 11 points, including three triples, at NIU (2/5/11) ... 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 (2/12/11) ... Scored nine points on three 3-pointers at Buffalo (2/16/11) ... Recorded eight points, including two triples, at Ohio on 2/19/11 ... Went 2-for-4 from long range and totaled eight points and two blocks against Bowling Green (2/22/11) ... Knocked down two triples for six points at Miami (2/26/11) ... Added six points on two treys and nabbed three steals against Kent State (3/2/11) … Scored 12 points on 4-for-8 from 3-point land against Toledo in the MAC Tournament Quarterfinals (3/9/11).

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-pt. 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-pt. field goal leader at North Royalton ... 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 ... enjoys watching movies and coloring.