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Ruth Hamblin
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Ruth Hamblin's Bio

About Ruth Hamblin

COLLEGE
“The Canadian Hammer” capped career with OSU and Pac-12 career blocks mark and back-to-back selections as the Pac-12 Defensive Player of Year…. The Academic All-American is the Pac-12’s record holder for career blocked shots, and ended her career 10th in NCAA history in that statistic… Also holds Oregon State’s career and single season records for rebounds, and is among the top-10 scorers in program history… Over the course of her career, Hamblin posted an impressive 28 double-doubles, to go along with 65 double-digit scoring games… 2015-2016 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year, DPOY, and an All-Conference First Team pick, as well as an All-America Honorable Mention recipient… Helped Beavers to first Final Four in program history… Scored 23 points and grabbed an OSU record-tying 20 boards in Pac-12 title game vs. UCLA… Had a breakout season in 2014-2015 resulting in multiple honors — All-America Third Team (AP); Pac-12 Player of the Year (media), Pac-12 Defensive POY (media and coaches) and All-Pac-12 (media and coaches)… Averaged 12.9 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, while leading the team with 122 blocks in her junior season … Finished the season with 295 career blocks, the most in school history … Tallied the sixth-highest rebounding total in Beaver history, and finished the year ninth with 657 rebounds in her career … Named to All-Pac-12 Team for the 2013-2014 season by media and to conference’s All-Defensive Team by coaches and media after setting Pac-12 and OSU season blocks mark…Member of the Canadian Development National Team that played six exhibition games in China…averaged 20 minutes and 15 points per game. Helped the Development National Team placed 2nd place in Korea for FISU Games…averaged 17 minutes and 8 points per game

PERSONAL
Born in Smithers, British Columbia on June 24, 1994 … Daughter of Lance and Shirley Hamblin … Has two older siblings, Gavin and Vicki … Father is a rental property manager and mother is an agrologist … Majoring in mechanical engineering … Lists winning back-to-back provincial championships as her biggest athletic thrill to date … Rides and shows horses … Favorite athletes growing up were Canadian show jumping champion and Olympic silver medalist Ian Millar and six-time NBA champion Michael Jordan … Raised on a cattle ranch 100 miles from the Alaskan border, she didn’t play hoops until 9th grade; but by 11th grade was on a provincial team comprised of BC’s best and routinely made the 12-hour trek to/from Vancouver on weekends to play with that team… Her HS graduating class consisted of 10 people; she was valedictorian

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Selected by the Dallas Wings as the No. 6 pick in second round (18th overall) in the 2016 WNBA Draft.

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