The Word on the Herd-April 4, 2013
Tipoff will start at 2:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday in Tulsa, Okla.
Leandra King finished her last career game at home with a double-double
Seniors Leandra King and Veronica Ruiz will be honored before the game
The Word on the Herd-March 1, 2013
Marshall vs. Memphis Women's Basketball (Feb. 3, 2013)
Marshall vs. WVU - Women's Basketball (Dec. 4, 2013)
WBB vs UTEP
Marshall vs. Ohio - Women's Basketball (Dec. 15, 2012
Marshall WBB vs Concord, 11/1/12 (EXH)
Plagued by injury to start the season, but was able to play in 22 games and start in four ... averaged 4.2 points per game and finished the year with 93 points ... earned a 36.0 field goal percentage after making 40 shots ... grabbed 66 rebounds, averaging 3.0 per game ... added 13 assists, six blocks and four steals ... posted a season-high 13 points against Morehead State (11/23/11) ... had a season-high seven rebounds against ECU (2/26/12).
Played and started in 28 games in her sophomore season...hit double-figures in 13 contests...opened the season with a 13 points effort vs. Appalachian State on 6-12 shooting from the floor...pulled down 11 rebounds against USC Upstate...scored 13 points on 5-12 shooting from the floor to go along with six rebounds against Cleveland State...missed the Morehead State contest due to snow in New York during Christmas break...recorded first career double-double vs. Elon, tallying 11 points and 12 rebounds, nine of which were offensive boards...had 12 points and eight rebounds vs. Rice going a perfect four-four from the free throw line for the second straight game...missed the UCF game due to a knee procedure...had three consecutive double-digit point games in Feb., 13 points vs. UAB, 14 points 9 rebounds vs. Tulsa and a career-high 15 points and 10 rebounds for her second career double-double...drained first career three point field goal vs. UAB...pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds in final win of the season...leads active MU players in points (348), rebounds (242) and blocks (18)...finished 14th in C-USA in rebounding (6.1).
Saw action in 26 games while making four starts as a redshirt freshman...scored six points while going a perfect 4-4 from the free throw line in collegiate debut against Seton Hall...posted seven points and six rebounds in 18 minutes of play against UT Martin...top outing of freshman season came at Rice where she scored 14 points, hitting seven out of eight shot attempts (.875)...two games later, scored 13 points along with career-best nine rebounds in Capital Classic against West Virginia...played 30 minutes while blocking a pair of shots, both current career highs, against the Mountaineers...had six points and six boards in home game vs. Memphis...posted 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting while grabbing six boards against SMU...scored 10 points while playing for 25 minutes in road tilt at UAB.
Did not play - redshirted
Played at John F. Kennedy (N.Y.) High School from 2004-08 averaging 19 points and 15 rebounds per game...was a top 100 player and top 25 forward according to All-Star Girls Report...advanced JFK high school to the PSAL championship game in her junior and senior years...named to NY All-Star Team...helped team win the Bronx Division Championship from 2005-08 and was named the program's MVP for two years.
Born on May 9, 1989...daughter of Eileen Ruiz...has two siblings; sister Shawtenay and brother Xavier...major is business management.