Amanda Rucker

#22 Amanda Rucker

POS. G
HT. 5-10
CLASS Sr.
HOMETOWN Grand Saline, TX
PREVIOUS SCHOOL Grand Saline HS

Awards

  • All-ASC Third Team (2013-14)
  • ASC East Player of the Week (Dec. 22, 2012)
  • ASC East All-Freshman Team (2011-12)

Career Highs

  • Points: 32 vs. Louisiana College (1/22/15)
  • Assists: 5, 2 times; last vs. Concordia (2/7/15)
  • Rebounds: 15 vs. Louisiana College (12/5/13)
  • Steals: 4, 2 times; last vs. Sul Ross State (1/15/15)
  • Blocks: 2, 16 times; last vs. Hardin-Simmons (2/12/15)
  • Field Goals Made: 11, 2 times; last vs. Louisiana College (1/22/15)
  • Field Goals Attempted: 30 vs. UMHB (1/5/15)
  • Free Throws Made: 13 vs. Howard Payne (1/17/15)
  • Free Throws Attempted: 14 vs. Howard Payne (1/17/15)
  • 3-pointers made: 5, 2 times; last vs. Concordia-Texas (1/3/15)
  • 3-pointers attempted: 10 vs. Austin College (11/18/14)

Double-Doubles

  • 28 points, 12 rebounds vs. UMHB (1/5/15)
  • 26 points, 13 rebounds vs. Concordia-Texas (1/3/15)
  • 21 points, 10 rebounds vs. Rust (12/13/14)
  • 24 points, 14 rebounds vs. Millsaps (11/15/14)
  • 14 points, 11 rebounds vs. Howard Payne (2/22/14)
  • 17 points, 14 rebounds vs. Sul Ross St. (2/20/14)
  • 17 points, 10 rebounds at Mary Hardin-Baylor (2/8/14)
  • 14 points, 12 rebounds vs. Ozarks (2/1/14)
  • 14 points, 12 rebounds at Howard Payne (1/16/14)
  • 12 points, 10 rebounds vs. Mississippi College (12/7/13)
  • 19 points, 15 rebounds vs. Louisiana College (12/5/13)
  • 22 points, 11 rebounds at Sul Ross St. (12/17/12)
  • 11 points, 10 rebounds vs. Texas-Dallas (1/28/12)
  • 10 points, 12 rebounds vs. Northland (12/29/11)

2014-15 (senior)

 

 

  • Started in all 25 games
  • Scored 496 points, 19.8 per game; second in the conference
  • Scored double figures in 23 games
  • Had a season high five three pointers at Concordia
  • Had two thirty point games—30 against Howard Payne and 32 against Louisiana College
  • Scored her 1,000th career point at UT-Tyler
  • Led team in three pointers with 48
  • Averaged 7.6 rebounds per game; 8th in the conference
  • Third in conference with 6.1 defensive rebounds per game
  • Had four double-doubles—Millsaps, Rust, at Concordia and at Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • Named to ASC second team

 


2013-14 (junior)

  • Played and started all 25 games
  • Earned All-ASC third team honors
  • Posted first double-double of the season with 19 points and career high 15 rebounds in loss vs. Louisiana College (12/5/13)
  • Posted second consecutive double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds and tied a career high with two blocks in loss vs. Mississippi College (12/7/13)
  • Dished out season high three assists with six points and nine rebounds in win over Rust College (12/14/13)
  • Scored 12 points and added nine rebounds in win vs. Concordia-Texas (1/4/14)
  • Posted third double-double of the season with 14 points and 12 rebounds in loss at Howard Payne (1/16/14)
  • Posted fourth double-double of the season with 14 points and 12 rebounds in win vs. Ozarks (2/1/14)
  • Had another double-digit rebounding game with 11 rebounds and added seven points in win at Concordia-Texas (2/6/14)
  • Had 17 points and 10 rebounds for fifth double-double of the season in loss at Mary Hardin-Baylor (2/8/14)
  • Posted sixth double-double of the season with 17 points and 14 rebounds in win vs. Sul Ross St. (2/20/14)
  • Got seventh and final double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds in loss vs. Howard Payne (2/22/14)
  • Finished the season second on the team in scoring at 11.6 ppg and led the team in rebounding at 7.7 rpg and added 1.1 apg
  • Finished the season shooting 41 percent from the floor, 32 percent from the field and 75 percent from the free throw line

2012-13 (sophomore)

  • Started 24 games while playing in all 26
  • Scored three points with three assists and two rebounds in season opening win vs. Austin College (11/16/12)
  • Grabbed season high 11 rebounds and added six points in loss vs. Hardin-Simmons (12/6/12)
  • Earned third career double-double with career high 22 points, on career high nine field goals made, a season high tying 11 rebounds and a career high four assists in win at Sul Ross St. (12/17/12)
  • Scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds with season high tying two blocks in overtime win at Louisiana College (2/14/13)
  • Grabbed seven rebounds and did not score in first round playoff loss at Howard Payne (2/22/13)
  • Finished the season averaging 5.1 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.4 steals-per-game while shooting 36.8 percent from the field, 22.2 percent from the 3-point line and 71.4 percent from the free throw line

2011-12 (freshman)

  • Named to the ASC East All-Freshman team
  • Started seven games and played in all 25
  • Scored eight points, grabbed eight rebounds, with two blocks, a career high four steals and an assist in first career game and start, a win vs. University of Dallas (11/23/11)
  • Tied then career high with eight points in loss at Concordia-Texas (11/26/11)
  • Earned first career double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds in overtime win vs. Northland (12/29/11)
  • Scored eight points with career high 14 rebounds and career high tying two blocks in win vs. Sul Ross St. (1/7/12)
  • Scored season high 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting with five rebounds in loss at Centenary (1/16/12)
  • Narrowly missed a double-double with a season high tying 17 points on 4-of-7 from the field, including a career best 3-for-3 from the three point line and a career high 6-for-12 from the free throw line with nine rebounds in loss at LeTourneau (1/21/12)
  • Gained second career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds loss vs. Texas-Dallas (1/28/12)
  • Missed another double-double with 15 points, with a career high tying six made free throws and nine rebounds in loss at Ozarks (2/2/12)
  • Tied season high with 17 points on 5-of-11 shooting and added six rebounds in loss at Louisiana College (2/16/12)
  • Finished the season averaging 8.4 points and 5.8 rebounds-per-game, while shooting 37.7-percent from the floor, 25-percent from the 3-point arc and 66.2-percent from the free throw line

Grand Saline High School

  • Ended high school career as the top scorer (1,900 points) and rebounder (1,300 rebounds) in program history
  • Two-time All-State, including senior season
  • Two-time Academic All-State
  • District MVP in 2010-2011
  • Dale Hansen's McDonald's Scholar-Athlete
  • Regional qualifer in the discus and high jump
  • District Blocker of the Year on 2010 13-2A district champion volleyball team
  • Head cheerleader for three years
  • State finalist in FFA Public Relations
  • Student Council president
  • Three-year member of National Honor Society
  • Coached by Ron Shaw
  • 2010 Salt Festival Queen
  • Helped with Manna Food Drive, Carter Blood Drive, and Operation Christmas Child
  • Graduated in 2011

Personal

  • Born on April 17, 1993
  • Daughter of Thomas and Ramona Rucker
  • Has one sister, Stasia, and one brother, J.T
  • Majoring in Kinesiology
  • Dad played baseball at TJC and the University of Texas
  • Mom cheered at Stephen F. Austin
  • Sister played basketball at Austin College

Favorites

  • Hobbies: shopping and spending time with family
  • Food: steak and mashed potatoes
  • Team: Dallas Mavericks, Texas Longhorns
  • Book: Twilight Saga
  • Person: little brother JT
  • Sports Experience: scoring 39 points, 21 rebounds, and 12 blocks in a high school game
  • Vacation: Virginia Beach
  • TV Show: Law & Order: SVU
  • Most Influential Person: her father
  • Sports Movie: Remember the Titans
  • Famous Person Met: Baylor Bear Brittney Griner
  • Music Group: Casey Donahew Band