Australian WNBL Team: Bulleen Boomers
Born: December 19, 1979, in Christchurch
McMeeken-Ruscoe first played for New Zealand as a teenager in 1998 and went on to a successful US college career with University of Buffalo.
She was voted MVP of the 2003 WNBL while helping Wellington Swish to the title, and has played professionally in Germany and now Australia.
McMeeken-Ruscoe finally earned selection for the 2006 Commonwealth Games after missing the cut for two previous Olympics.
In her first season with Bulleen Boomers, she worked her way into the starting five, averaging 8.8 points (35.9% 3pt, 87.5% FT).
McMeeken-Ruscoe was one of the first players to sign and was named inaugural captain for the Christchurch Sirens in the defencejobs Australian WNBL.
Mother Jane McMeeken is a former NZ womenís captain, while brother Luke Ruscoe attended Brown University and was a development player for Singapore Slingers in the Australian NBL.
WNBL Regular Season Statistics
Three-point field goals 2003: 10/31 (32.3%)
WNBL Playoff Statistics
Three-point field goals 2003: 1/2 (50.0%)
Finals MVP – 2003
Tournament Team – 2003
|2007||FIBA Oceania Championships||3||8||19||42.1||1||3||33.3||19||6.3||9||3.0||7||2.3||3||1.00||-||-|
|2007||William Jones Cup (Taiwan)||6||18||52||34.6||7||8||87.5||45||7.5||19||3.2||9||1.5||6||1.00||-||-|
|2007||NZ in China||4||9||28||32.1||4||4||100||27||6.8||7||1.8||2||0.5||1||0.25||-||-|
|2007||NZ in Japan||1||3||9||33.3||1||2||50.0||8||8.0||2||2.0||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|2006||Melbourne Commonwealth Games||5||16||33||48.5||6||6||100||44||8.8||11||2.2||5||1.0||2||0.40||1||0.20|
|2006||India in NZ||3||11||22||50.0||1||2||50.0||25||8.3||6||2.0||1||0.3||4||1.33||-||-|
|2006||NZ in Cuba||5||15||29||51.7||4||6||66.7||36||7.2||2||0.4||9||1.8||9||1.80||-||-|
|2005||Australia in NZ||3||8||21||38.1||1||1||100||18||6.0||-||-||4||1.3||1||0.33||-||-|
|2005||NZ in Chinese Taipei||2|
|2005||William Jones Cup (Taiwan)||5||10||17||58.8||2||4||50.0||25||5.0||11||2.2||4||0.8||2||0.40||1||0.20|
|2004||Poland & Korea in NZ||4||4||8||50.0||-||-||-||10||2.5||6||1.5||1||0.3||-||-||-||-|
Three-point field goals 2007 Oceania Champs: 2/9 (22.2%), William Jones Cup: 2/12 (16.7%), China: 5/15 (33.3%), Japan: 1/3 (33.3%), 2006 Comm Games: 6/13 (46.2%), India: 2/8 (25.0%), Cuba: 2/9 (22.2%), 2005 Australia: 1/5 (20.0%), William Jones Cup: 1/6 (16.7%), 2004 Poland & Korea 2/4 (50.0%)
Commonwealth Games Silver Medal – 2006