Ruthie Zemke
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Ruthie Zemke

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Valparaiso, Ind.

High School:
Valparaiso HS

Height:
5-11

Position:
M

Birthdate:
03/12/1989

Experience:
3L

2010: Co-recipient of the Heidecke Award...attempted six shots...appeared in 16 games, making 16 starts...a key contributor to a Redbird defense that posted four shutouts and limited opponents to a 1.18 goals against average.

2009: Missouri Valley Conference State Farm Good Neighbor Award winner in the Fall of 2009...appeared in 19 games on the season, recording a career-high two assists for two points and four shots-on-goal...recorded her first collegiate assist in Illinois State's record-setting 5-0 victory over Morehead State (Sept. 27)...scored her second point of the season with an assist in Illinois State's 2-0 victory over Drake (Oct. 25) to clinch the 2009 MVC Regular Season Championship title contributed to a Redbird defense that posted an overall 1.23 goals against average and eight shutouts including the MVC Tournament Championship game, leading the Redbirds to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in six years ...the eight shutouts ties for third place for most shutouts in program history.

2008: Appeared in 17 games with 12 starts ... recorded a career-high 10 shots ... contributed to a Redbird defense that posted a 1.03 goals against average and seven shutouts.

2007: Appeared in seven games with one start ... recorded her first-career shot against Eastern Illinois (10/31) ... missed several games with an ankle injury that she suffered in the season-opener against Green Bay (8/31).

Prior to ISU: Two-year starter at Valparaiso High School ... as a senior captain, earned all-conference, all-district and third-team all-state recognition ... led the Vikings to the conference and sectional titles and a school-record 19-1 mark ... team was ranked fifth in the state ... Valparaiso Times and Post Tribune All-Area pick in 2006 ... helped the Vikings win the regional and sectional championships in 2005 ... a two-time academic all-state honoree ... also played one year of soccer and ran track at Griffith High School ... a two-time regional qualifier in the 800-yard run ... played club soccer for the Northwest Indiana United.

Personal: Ruth Miriam Zemke ... born March 12, 1989 ... daughter of Amy and Jeffery Zemke ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll: Fall 2007, Spring 2008 ... majoring in international business.