Terps celebrate Sweet Sixteen season, seniors at annual banquet
The fourth-seeded Terrapins (26-7) will face top seed Connecticut in the Bridgeport Regional semifinals.
Quotes following Maryland 74-49 win over Michigan State
Maryland, Michigan State set for 7 p.m. tip in College Park
Alyssa Thomas had 29 points and 13 rebounds for the Terrapins.
Maryland vs. Connecticut - AP Photos
Maryland practices before its NCAA Tournament game against Connecticut.
Maryland women's basketball
Maryland v Quinnipiac
No. 10 Maryland vs. No. 15 North Carolina
Frese on Rutan: "Katie hit a lot of big shots against us in practice last year. I'm really glad we can reverse her jersey and let her do some damage for us the next two seasons. She doesn't need a lot of time or space to get one off and she hits dagger shots. She has a terrific feel for finding spaces on the floor and is very savvy. She's brought so many intangibles to our team that she made us better without ever playing one second for us. She's also a student in Maryland's prestigious business school, which is really tough to get admitted to."
As a redshirt junior (2012-13): Saw action in every game and started in 20...hit at least two threes in 22 of the Terps' 34 games...scored eight points with career-high four assists in Terp debut vs. Mount St. Mary's (Nov. 9)...went 2-3 from the field with six rebounds at Loyola (Nov. 11)...scored six points with four assists at Saint Joseph's (Nov. 17)...scored 10 points with five boards and four assists vs. American (Nov. 21)...scored eight points with a three in Terps' game at #2 Connecticut (Dec. 3)...hit two threes and grabbed three boards in Terps' win over Virginia (Dec. 6)...added seven points with three assists and three boards vs. George Mason (Dec. 8)...went 3-for-7 from the field for 16 points with three assists, three board and a steal at Towson (Dec. 11)...hit a clutch three and added 13 points, three rebounds in 28 minutes at Delaware (Dec. 20)...had 11 points with four boards and five assists vs. Brown (Dec. 28)...had six points, five boards in 33 minutes at #15 UNC after breaking her nose (Jan. 3)...hit three threes for nine points, including one with just over a minute to play to clinch the win, with six boards and two assists vs. #19 Florida State (Jan. 6)...scored eight points with twi threes, five boards, two assists and a steal vs. #24 Miami (Jan. 10)...scored 11 points off two threes and some made free throws at Virginia Tech (Jan. 13)...dished four assists with four points and four boards vs. NC State (Jan. 17)...added six points with five boards and two assists in win at Georgia Tech (Jan. 20)...scored 10 points with six boards and a career-high six assists in a career-high 39 minutes vs. #11 UNC (Jan. 24)...hit three straight threes in a key first half run to finish with 16 points, four rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal at Clemson (Jan. 27)...scored 10 points, all in a key first half run, with five boards and two assists in 38 minutes vs. Boston College (Feb. 3)...hit two threes with four rebounds, four assists and four steals in 40 minutes at Wake Forest (Feb. 8)...hit four threes to lead Terps with 14 points at #5 Duke (Feb. 11)...went 3-for-4 from outside the arc for 11 points with a career-high seven rebounds and four assists at Virginia (Feb. 17)...scored eight points off two threes, with two rebounds, three assists and two steals at Boston College (Feb. 21)...scored eight points with four rebounds in 39 minutes vs. No. 5 Duke (Feb. 24)...went 6-for-10 from outside the arc for 24 points, including a three to jumpstart a 24-8 run in final 4:31, at No. 24 Florida State (Feb. 28)...scored eight points with eight rebounds and two assists vs. Wake Forest (March 3)...hit three threes with four boards, two assists and two blocks in 40 minutes vs. Wake in the ACC Quarters (March 8)...hit four threes for 12 points vs. #15 UNC in ACC Semis (March 9)...grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds with eight points, four assists and three steals vs. Quinnipiac in the NCAA First Round (March 23)...hit three threes for 18 points with eight rebounds and three steals vs. Michigan State in NCAA Second Round (March 25)...hit two threes for six points in Sweet Sixteen vs. #3 Connecticut (March 30)...given team's Top Defensive Player Award and honored for making the Dean's List at annual banquet...named to All-ACC Academic Team.
Before Maryland: Played freshman and sophomore seasons at Xavier...named to 2010 Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team...twice hit seven three's in a game, most recently at Michigan on Nov. 15, 2010...averaged 22.4 minutes and 8.0 points per game at Xavier...shot .394 percent from outside the arc over those two years...missed six games in the beginning of the 2010-11 season due to a foot injury...in 2010 NCAA Tournament, team went to Elite Eight before falling to Stanford 55-53 to advance to national semifinals...in 2011, team was ranked in the top 5 for much of the year before earning a No. 2 seed in the NCAA Tournament...team fell to Louisville in the NCAA Second Round...named to 2011 Atlantic 10 Honor Roll.
Before Xavier: Scored 1,755 points during her four-year high school career, including 1,016 points during her final two years at Springside School ... Led the squad to a 19-10 record during her senior year. The 19 wins established a new school record ... Averaged 20.3 points per game during her senior year ... Honored as the Interac League Player of the Year and was also selected to the All-League First Team ... Selected as an Associated Press First Team Pick in Class A ... Made it to the final round of the McDonald's All-American Team selection process and was selected as a McDonald's All-American Honorable Mention ... Ranked in the top-100 by ESPN/Hoopgurlz.
Personal: Parents are Frank and Kerry Rutan...has one brother, Alex ... graduated with a degree in international business in the spring of 2013...currently working on a degree in accounting.
RUTAN'S CAREER STATISTICS
RUTAN'S CAREER HIGHS
|Points||25, Saint Louis (1/20/10)|
|Rebounds||11, vs. Quinnipiac (3/23/13)|
|FGM||8, 2X (last at #24 Florida State, 2/28/13)|
|FGA||15, 2X (last at #5 Duke, 2/11/13)|
|3FGM||7, 2X (last at Michigan, 11/15/10)|
|3FGA||14, vs. Louisville (3/22/11)|
|FTM||5, vs. Michigan State (3/25/13)|
|FTA||8, vs. Michigan State (3/25/13)|
|Assists||6, vs. #11 UNC (1/24/13)|
|Blocks||2, vs. Wake Forest (3/8/13)|
|Steals||4, at Wake Forest (2/8/13)|
|Minutes||40, 2X (last vs. Wake Forest, 3/8/13)|
|20+ Points Games||1||3|
|Games with 2+ threes||22||45|