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

2013-14 Action Photos

SENIOR 2013-14: Appeared in all 30 games and made 16 starts ... averaged 7.7 ppg and 4.0 rpg ... led team with 24 blocks ...  played 24 min. at UNLV with 10 pts. and two reb. ... had one reb. in two min. vs. San Jose State. ... in six min vs. UC Riverside scored five points ... scored four pts. with one ast., two blk. and four reb. in 11 min. vs. San Francisco State ... scored seven pts. with three ast., two blk. and three reb. in 18 min. vs. UC Santa Barbara ... scored 13 pts. with three reb. and one stl. in 14 min. at CSU Northridge ... scored four pts. with three reb. and one ast. in 14 min. vs. Hampton ... scored six pts. in 14 min. with two reb. and one blk. at Fresno State ... started and scored 14 pts. on a perfect 7-7 shooting with eight reb. and two blk. in 25 min. at Utah Valley ... scored nine pts. in the start vs. UC Davis in 19 min. with four reb. and one blk. ... started vs. Georgia State and scored 24 pts., with six reb. and three blk.in 25 min. ... started and played 29 min. vs. USF while scoring 21 pts. with eight reb. and three blk. ... started and played 42 min. at Pepperdine while scoring 28 pts. with 18 reb., two ast. and two blk. ... scored five pts. with five reb. and one blk. in the start at LMU while playing 25 min. ... had three reb. and two blk. in 16 min. in the start vs. Saint Mary’s ... scored 16 pts. in the start vs. Pacific with seven reb. and three ast. in 25 min. ... scored 14 pts. with six reb., one ast., and one stl. in 20 min. in the start vs. Portland ... played 34 min. in the start vs. No. 23 Gonzaga and scored 21 pts. with seven reb., one blk., and one stl. ... started at San Diego and played 24 min. while scoring two pts. with six reb. ... scored two pts. with one reb. and one ast. in 20 min. in the start at BYU ... played 22 min. with four pts. and three reb. in the start at No. 23 Gonzaga ... played 23 min. in the start at Portland with four pts, two reb., and two ast. ... started vs. BYU and scored one pt. with one reb. in nine min. ... scored two pts. with three reb., three blk., and one ast. in 26 min. in the start vs. San Diego ... played four min. at San Francisco ... scored two pts. with one reb. in five min. at Pacific ... played one min. at Saint Mary’s ... had two reb. in three min. vs. LMU ... scored 14 pts. with eight reb. and one ast. in 19 min. vs. Pepperdine ... had three reb., one ast., and one blk. in 10 min. vs. Pepperdine at the WCC Tournamen.

JUNIOR 2012-13: Scored eight pts. vs. UC Irvine…Scored 11 pts. and had seven reb. vs. No. 4 Stanford…Scored 19 pts. and had 13 reb. vs. Utah Valley…scored two pts. at Pacific…scored seven pts. vs. Toledo…Scored 22 pts. and grabbed 16 reb. vs. Cleveland State…scored eight pts. vs. CSU Northridge…Scored 16 pts. at Long Beach State…Grabbed three reb. at San Jose State…scored six pts. at UC Davis…Scored 20 pts. and grabbed seven reb. at CSU Bakersfield…Grabbed 12 reb. vs. Fresno State…Scored 15 pts. and grabbed 11 reb. vs. UNLV…scored two pts. at Portland…scored seven pts. at Gonzaga…Had 10 reb. vs. LMU…Scored 10 pts. at Pepperdine…scored eight pts. vs. USF … scored 7 pts. in 20 min. vs. Saint Mary’s … scored 20 pts., had 6 reb. vs. Portland … scored 6 pts., had 6 reb., 3 blk. at San Diego … scored 10 pts., had 10 reb. vs. BYU … scored 8 pts., had 6 reb. at LMU … scored 16 pts., had 5 reb. at USF … scored 8 pts., had 6 reb. in 24 min. at BYU … scored 19 pts., had 11 reb. in 30 min. vs. Gonzaga … scored 16 pts., had 8 reb. in 24 min. vs. Pepperdine … scored 3 pts., had 6 reb. at Saint Mary’s … scored 15 pts., had 11 reb. vs. San Diego … scored 15 pts, had 6 reb. against LMU in the WCC Tournament.

REDSHIRT IN 2011-12: WCC All-Academic Team Honorable Mention ... 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: 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.