33 - Ruta Zurauskyte
Ruta Zurauskyte
Height: 6-4
Year: Junior
Hometown: Siauliai, Lithuania
High School: Regis Jesuit (Colo.)
Position: Center
Major: Business

Averaged 12.8 points and 7.9 rebounds as a junior
Jesuit Basketball’s National Player of the Week (Dec. 7, 2011)

2011-12 WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention

JUNIOR IN 2011-12:
Had been enjoying a break out season, averaging 12.8 ppg and 7.9 rpg, before suffering a season-ending ACL injury in practice on Dec. 15 ... WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention (3.52 Finance) ... Jesuit Basketball’s National Player of the Week (Dec. 7) after a 33-point, 13-rebound effort @ UCI (Dec. 3) ... posted four double-doubles ... ranked among WCC leaders prior to injury: No. 2 off. reb. (4.1), No. 3 reb. (7.8), No. 3 FG% (51.9), No. 6 FT% (84.6), No. 12 scoring (16.0) ... ended her season making 14-straight free throws and shooting 84.6% from the line ... grabbed career-high 13 rebounds in three different games ... had a then-career-best 21 points and 13 rebounds in win over So. Utah (Nov.18) ... named to the Jesuit Basketball Weekly Honor Roll (Nov. 20) ... played more min. in first 2 games of junior season than in first 2 years combined.

SOPHOMORE IN 2010-11: Played in three games as a sophomore ... saw her first game action at Southern Utah (Dec. 13), making a field goal on 1 of 3 shooting from the floor ... scored and was fouled, making the free throw to score 3 points at USF (Jan. 8) ... her three points versus USF (Jan. 8) was a new career-high ... had a rebound in every game she played.

FRESHMAN IN 2009-10:
Missed the start of the season with a foot injury ... went on to appear in seven games ... scored her first collegiate basket against Minnesota (Dec. 16) ... played a season-high 12 minutes vs. Gonzaga (Feb. 25), scoring and grabbing a rebound ... played five minutes in the 2010 WCC tournament semifinal game against No. 17 Gonzaga (Mar. 7).

AT REGIS JESUIT: A 2009 graduate of Regis Jesuit High School in Denver, Colo. ... played for coaches Carl Mattei and Matt Herna ... led team to back-to-back seasons ranked in the Top 25 nationally (2008 and '09) ... helped her team to a 22-4 record in 2008-09 and the 2009 State Championship ... averaged 7.1 points and 2.4 rebounds per game in 2008-09 ... member of the 2006, '07 and '08 state final four teams ... team placed third in top division of Tournament of Champions.

PERSONAL DATA: Daughter of Vidmantas Zurauskis and Dalija Zurauskiene ... her father works in construction and her mother is an accountant ... has one older brother, Saulius ... enjoys oil painting, music and hanging out with friends ... last name is pronounced ‘Zur-a-SKEET-tay’ ... hometown is pronounced ‘SHOW-lay’ ... Business major.

CAREER HIGH’S
Points ... 33 ... at UC Irvine 12/3/11
Mins ... 31 ... 2x, at UC Irvine 12/3/11
Rebs ... 13 ... 3x, at UC Irvine 12/3/11
Off Rebs ... 8 ... vs. NO. COLORADO 11/18/11
Assists ... 2 ... 2x, at CSU Northridge 12/1/11
Blocks ... 2 ... 2x, vs. SO. UTAH 11/16/11
Steals ... 1 ... 4x, at Cal 12/10/11
FG Made ... 12 ...  at UC Irvine 12/3/11
FG Att ... 17 ... at UC Irvine 12/3/11
FG % (5+ att) ... 12-17... at UC Irvine 12/3/11
FT Made ... 9 ... at UC Irvine 12/3/11
FT Att ... 11 ... vs. NO. COLORADO 11/18/11
FT % (4+ att) ... 9-9 ... at UC Irvine 12/3/11