We are very pleased to annouce that Junior Taylor Ruper and sophomore Sina King were both named Academic All-MAC for the first time in their careers. It is the first time in program history that two Zips have garnered the honor in the same season.
Ruper has a 3.77 grade point average in her corporate financial management program and had one of the best 3-point shooting seasons in Akron and MAC history in 2011-12. The junior from North Royalton, Ohio knocked down 89 3-pointers, which is the second highest total in UA history and the fourth best mark in MAC history. Ruper averaged 10.2 points per game and was the only Zip to start in all 32 contests. She shot an impressive 89-of-232 (.384) from three – good enough for 21st in the nation. Her 2.8 3-pointers per game ranked 15th nationally. Ruper was named Honorable Mention All-MAC, MAC East Player of the Week on Nov. 28, and MAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week on March 8.