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25 - Miriam Rutzen
Miriam Rutzen
Height: 6-1
Year: Senior
Hometown: Blandinsville, Ill.
High School: West Central
Position: Center/Forward
Major: Psychology
House Affiliation: Mather

Career Stats

Ranks fifth in Harvard history with 99 blocked shots.
Ranks eighth in Harvard history with 107 games played.
Two-time recipient of Harvard's Best Defensive Player award (2010-11, 2011-12).

2009-10 recipient of Harvard's Most Improved Player award.
Has recorded three double-doubles.

Career Highs
Points: 16 at Seattle University (1/22/11)
FG made: 6, twice
FG attempts: 13, twice
3FG made: 3 at NDSU (11/9/12)
3FG attempts: 7 at NDSU (11/9/12)
FT made: 4, 4 times
FT attempts: 7, twice
Rebounds: 12 at Seattle University (1/22/11)
Assists: 7 at Penn (2/15/13)
Steals: 4 vs. UMass (1/2/11)
Blocks: 5 at Cornell (1/29/11)

2012-13 (Senior)
Team captain ... Matched her career-high with five assists and scored nine points at North Dakota State (Nov. 9) ... Dished out four assists with four points and two blocks at North Dakota (Nov. 11) ... Registered six points, eight rebounds, five assists and three steals at Holy Cross (Nov. 20) ... Tallied nine points, seven boards and two assists at Michigan (Nov. 23) ... Scored a season-high 13 points on 6-of-9 shooting with four blocks at Eastern Michigan (Nov. 24) ... Netted eight points and grabbed six boards at Hofstra (Dec. 1) ... Contributed four points, five boards, three assists and three blocks against Providence (Dec. 4) ... Registered 12 points, seven rebounds, three assists and two blocks at BU (Dec. 10) ... Pulled down seven rebounds against No. 14/13 Oklahoma State (Dec. 28) ... Grabbed seven boards, including five offensive, and blocked two shots vs. Dartmouth (Jan. 12) ... Tallied eight points, seven rebounds and four assists against Cornell (Feb. 10) ... Dished out a career-high seven assists and scored six points at Penn (Feb. 15) ... Pulled down eight rebounds to go with four assists and three steals at Princeton (Feb. 16) ... Turned in eight points and a season-high 10 rebounds vs. Yale (Feb. 23) ... Registered 11 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two blocks against Penn (March 2) ... Pulled down nine rebounds at Columbia (March 8) ... Recorded five points, three rebounds, three assists and three blocks at Cornell (March 9) ... Dished out three assists at Hartford (March 21).

2011-12 (Junior)
Ranked sixth in the Ivy League in rebounding (6.3), sixth in blocked shots (0.8) and 14th in assists (2.2) ... Scored six points with two three-pointers at Iowa (Nov. 12) ... Pulled down seven rebounds and recorded two steals in 32 minutes at Providence (Nov. 18) ... Tallied seven points, eight rebounds, one assist and two steals versus Rhode Island (Nov. 22) ... Recorded a season-high nine points with six rebounds and three assists versus Holy Cross (Nov. 27) ... Grabbed 10 rebounds with seven points and two assists against Boston University (Nov. 30) ... Notched 10 rebounds, seven points and three assists against Alcorn State (Dec. 9) ... Registered seven points, sever rebounds and a career-best five assists against St. John's (Dec. 22)  ... Netted eight points and grabbed five rebounds at Hartford (Dec. 29) ... Registered four points, six rebounds, two assists and two blocks at TCU (Jan. 7) ... Scored nine points and registered two steals at Dartmouth (Jan. 14) ... Notched nine poings and four boards against North Dakota (Jan. 17) ... Pulled down 11 rebounds, blocked four shots and scored eight points against Yale (Jan. 27) ... Recorded her second career double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds against Brown (Jan. 29) ... Matched her career-high with five assists and added four rebounds at Yale (Feb. 18) ... Pulled down 10 boards with two assists and two steals at Penn (Feb. 25) ... Tallied a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds against Cornell (March 3) ... Matched her career-high with five assists, grabbed seven boards and notched three steals vs. Dartmouth (March 6) ... Dished out five assists and recorded three steals at Hofstra (March 15) ... Grabbed nine rebounds and dished out four assists in just 25 minutes at Temple (March 17).

2010-11 (Sophomore)
Played in 22 games, starting 12 this season ... Averaged 3.7 points per game ... Her 4.5 rebounds per game average was second best on the team and ranked her 19th in the Ivy League ... Scored four points, collected two steals and blocked a shot in win over Maine (Nov. 13) ... Led the Crimson with six rebounds at Navy (Nov. 20) ... Pulled down a season-high seven rebounds against BU (Nov. 23) ... Pulled down five rebounds and handed out three assists in win vs. Hartford (Dec. 3) ... Tied a career high in rebounds, grabbing nine in first collegiate start against UNH (Dec. 10) ... Recorded four points, six rebounds, two assists and four steals in win over UMass (Jan. 2) ... Grabbed a team-high seven rebounds to go along with six points, one block and one steal ... Recorded eight points, six rebounds, two assists and a steal in win over NJIT (Jan. 9) ... Led the Crimson with a double-double against Seattle, putting up 16 points, grabbing 12 rebounds and handing out five assists ... Named to the Ivy League Honor Roll Jan. 24 ... Scored 12 points, blocked  a career-high five shots and grabbbed four rebounds in win at Cornell (Jan. 29) ... Contributed nine points and five rebounds in win over Princeton (Feb. 4) ... Scored nine points, grabbed seven boards and dished out four assists against Penn (Feb. 10).

2009-10 (Freshman)
Played in 27 games for the Crimson … Averaged 14.3 minutes, 3.2 points and 3.7 rebounds per game … Grabbed three rebounds, handed out two assists and blocked a shot in win over Boston College ... Scored first collegiate points and pulled down three rebounds in win over Maine ...Grabbed six boards at Sacred Heart … Blocked one shot and pulled down two rebounds in 12 minutes at New Hampshire ... Had a then-career-high five points on a 2-for-2 effort from the field in win over New Orleans ... Pulled down five rebounds and collected a steal in win over Holy Cross ... Pulled down six rebounds in 15 minutes in win over NJIT ... Recorded three steals and six rebounds in 22 minutes at Florida State ... Scored a career-high nine points on 4-for-4 shooting against Yale ... Pulled down a then- career-high seven rebounds in win over Brown ... Recorded a career-high three blocks and scored six points in win over Brown ... Pulled down a career-high nine rebounds and blocked two shots in win over Yale ... Scored a career-high 11 points and recorded four blocked shots in win over Dartmouth.

Before Harvard 
Earned four varsity letters in basketball and track and field and two in volleyball ... A two-year captain of the basketball team and one-year captain for track ... Named first-team All-State 1A by the Chicago Sun Times in 2008 and 2009 ... Earned 1A/2A first-team honors from IBCA in 2009 and second-team in 2007 and 2008 ... A three-time first-team all-conference selection ... Named to the Register Mail All-Area team three times and selected as player of the year twice ... Made the Peoria Journal Star All-Area team and the Burlington Hawk Eye All-Area team from 2007-2009 ... Scored 1,000 career points ... Qualified for state meet in three events in final three seasons ... A four-time selection to the Peoria Journal Star Honor Roll Meet ... Earned all-tournament honors five times in volleyball and was named to Burlington Hawk Eye All-Area team in 2007 ... High School won two regional titles, three Lincoln Trail Conference championships and one LTC tournament championship ... Holds five school records in track and field ... State and Peoria Journal Star Honor Roll Meet champion in the high jump ... Finalist for Burlington Hawk Eye Female Athlete of the Year ... Valedictorian ... Received Academic Excellence Award four times ... High Honor Roll all four years ... National Honor Society ... Student Body President and member of Student Council ... Co-chair of student spirit committee and chair of marquee committee ... Founder of Showcase Night ... Member of the concert, marching and pep band ... Part of the Lincoln Trail Conference Honor Band and St. Ambrose Honor Band ... Founding member and co-chair of VOICES (student government reform group) ... Member of Youth Group, Youth Coalition, 4-H, Illini Girl State, DAR Good Citizen and WYSE, Art, Science, Math and Spanish Clubs.

Personal
Valedictorian ... Received Academic Excellence Award four times ... High Honor Roll all four years ... National Honor Society ... Student Body President and member of the Student Council ... Co-chair of student spirit committee and chair of marquee committee ... Founder of Showcase Night ... Member of the concert, marching and pep band ... Part of the Lincoln Trail Conference Honor Band and St. Ambrose Honor Band ... Founding member and co-chair of VOICES (student government reform group) ... Member of Youth Group, Youth Coalition, 4-H, Illini Girl State, DAR Good Citizen and WYSE, Art, Science, Math and Spanish Clubs.