Wade Watch Week 8: Ruthy Hebard, Megan Walker


Ruthy Hebard, University of Oregon

Leading Oregon with 17.5 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game, Ruthy Hebard has been the all-around player for the Ducks this season. The senior forward out of Fairbanks, Alaska, has tallied double figure scoring performances in 27 games. Hebard is shooting 68.0 in field goal percentage and is close to breaking the career record in program history. Throughout her four years at Oregon, she has racked up over 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds.

Hebard had a tremendous performance in the Ducks’ final two games of the regular season. She led the team with a double-double of 28 points and 14 rebounds over Washington State. Hebard ended the week with a 24-point performance against Washington. She has now scored 20 or more points in 13 games since the start of the season. Hebard and the Ducks began post season play in the quarterfinals of the Pac-12 Tournament on Friday.


Megan Walker, University of Connecticut

Megan Walker is having an impressive junior season. She currently leads the team with 19.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. On Jan. 30, she earned her 1,000th point in the Huskies’ win over Cincinnati.

The junior forward was the leading scorer in in two out of the Huskies’ last three games. Walker tallied 20-plus points in each of those contests. She racked up 25 points against Cincinnati followed by 21 at Houston. Walker wrapped up the regular season with 23 points at South Florida. She returns to action on Saturday when UConn begins the postseason in the 2020 American Athletic Conference Tournament.






Release Date: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020