Ruth Cecilia Hebard, known as Ruthy Hebard (born April 28, 1998), is an American women's basketball player who completed a college career at the University of Oregon in 2020. While at West Valley High School in Fairbanks, Alaska, Hebard was a three-time Gatorade State Player of the Year from 2013 to 2015, and two-time USA Today Alaska Player of the Year in 2015 and 2016.
As a member of a highly touted freshman class that also included future two-time national player of the year Sabrina Ionescu, Hebard averaged a team-best 14.9 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. On January 15, 2017 against no. 17 UCLA, Hebard recorded a season high 29 points on 11-of-15 shooting. She was named both All-Pac-12 Conference and Pac-12 all freshman in the same year; the 18th player in Pac-12 history to achieve the feat.
Hebard started 37 of Oregon's 38 games and helped the Ducks advanced to the Elite Eight in the NCAA tournament for the second year in a row. She averaged 17.6 points and a team high 9.0 rebounds per game. On February 9, 2018, Hebard scored a career high 30 points on 13-of-15 shooting and 14 rebounds in a game against Washington. In the same month, she set the NCAA men's and women's record for most consecutive made field goal attempts at 33. She was once again named to all Pac-12.
Hebard averaged 16.1 points and 9.1 rebounds per game for the season and helped the Ducks to their first ever Final Four in the NCAA tournament. She shot 67% from the floor for the second best shooting efficiency in NCAA, and was perfect in two games where she went 9-of-9 in a win agains Air Force and 10-of-10 in a win against Colorado. She was named to the all Pac-12 for the third year in a row.
In a 104–46 rout of Colorado on January 3, 2020, Hebard scored 21 points and became the 12th player in Pac-12 history to surpass the 2,000 career points milestone. She joined Ionescu as the only two active Pac-12 players in the 2,000 club.
Hebard, who is an African American born in Chicago, was adopted by two white parents in Alaska. She is the second of three children adopted by John and Dorothy Hebard. She is a Christian and a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
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