Suffolk University women's basketball player Jennifer Ruys became the latest member of the 1,000-point club, reaching the career mark on Feb. 16.
And, continuing an outstanding season, the forward, a junior, was the high scorer in a quarterfinal victory over the Emerson College Lions in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) Tournament.on Feb. 20. Ruys scored 21 points in that game.
Ruys hit the 1,000-point milestone marker with 3:27 left in the first half of the Feb. 16 contest against Emmanuel College with a jump shot from the free-throw line. She had started the game needing seven for the mark and finished the day leading all scorers with 17 points.
Ruys becomes the 12th player in Women's Basketball program history to reach 1,000 career points. She is the second to achieve the mark as a junior, joining Katie Norton ('00) who scored her 1,000th point on February 2, 1999, versus Elms College.
Ruys becomes the fourth Suffolk University basketball player to reach the milestone during the 2012-13 season and fifth active player to have scored at least that amount. She joins teammate Jacqueline Vienneau on the women's side to reach the mark.
Ruys holds the Rams single-season record for free-throw percentage, having shot 85.6 percent from the line as a freshman in 2010-11. That season she was ranked 20th among NCAA Division-III Women's Basketball players. She now stands atop the program for free-throw shooters, as she has made 81.3 percent of her shots from the line during her career (234-for-288).
Ruys leads the Rams in several categories during the 2012-13 season. Her 15.8 points per game are a team high, and she ranks seventh among scorers in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference. She is the fifth highest scorer in conference games with a 17.5-points-per-game average. Ruys has averaged seven rebounds per game on the season, and her 1.5 blocked shots per game is the fifth highest total in the league.
Suffolk finished the 2012-13 regular season with a 19-6 overall record while finishing with the league's second best record in conference play at 10-2.