Born February 23, 1982 in Atlanta, Ga. ... Parents are Mark and Deborah ... Graduated from high school with a 3.4 GPA ... Served on student government for two years ... Earned honor roll honorable mention acclaim her senior year ... A merit scholar her freshman year ... Enjoys poetry ... Also recruited by Portland, Clemson and George Mason ... High school teammate Jennie Sheock plays soccer at the Air Force Academy ... Majoring in economics.
Three-year letterwinner ... Part-time starter who played every game during each of the last two seasons after missing the final six games of 2000 with an injured MCL. 2002 (Junior) - Played all 20 games, starting 14 of them ... Scored the opening goal in UW's 4-3 overtime triumph over No. 17 Duke (Sept. 6) ... Distributed two assists, both of them leading to game-winning goals ... Had assists against Colorado College (Sept. 1) and Harvard (Sept. 20). 2001 (Sophomore) - Played all 20 games, starting 10 of them ... Set up Melissa Bennett's goal in a 2-0 win over Arizona (Oct. 26). 2000 (Freshman) - Played 13 games, including three starts ... Drew starting assignments against Portland (Sept. 23), Stanford (Oct. 6) and California (Oct. 8) ... All three of her starts resulted in victories over highly ranked foes ... Tore the MCL in her right leg during a collision with USC goalkeeper Lauren Arase on Oct. 20 ... Was sidelined the final six games of the season ... Tallied two goals on just nine shots ... Notched the game-winning goal against San Diego State (Sept. 17), posting the third UW tally in a 5-2 win ... Also scored in a 4-0 victory at Michigan (Sept. 8) ... Distributed one assist, setting up Theresa Wagner against Gonzaga (Sept. 29).
AIR ACADEMY HIGH SCHOOL
Lettered all four years and was team captain her sophomore and junior years ... Earned all-state honors her freshman, sophomore and junior years ... Received all-city accolades as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... Air Academy was the state runner-up her freshman year and third her sophomore season ... Scored 26 goals her junior year along with nine assists ... In the state tournament her junior year, she scored the only two goals in the playoff game to help the team advance to the quarterfinals.
COACH GALLIMORE ON RUPORT
"Blair was our unsung hero last year and, as she put it, in her words, `it is the best award you can receive from your teammates.' I think that we are not a good team without Blair Ruport and it's hard to put her value to our team in words. It is all intangibles that she gives us, from being a fighter and a great player, to a spark, to a motivational leader. You get it all from Blair and again being a senior on our team she's a huge part of our success. She really is going to be key to us doing well."
Year G/GS Shots Goals Assists Points GWG GWA
2000 13/3 9 2 1 5 1 0
2001 20/10 15 0 1 1 0 0
2002 20/14 13 1 2 4 0 2
Totals 53/27 37 3 4 10 1 2