Austin Ruder
Austin  Ruder

RS Junior

Nixa, Mo.

High School:
Nixa High

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 199




Missouri Valley Recognizes 135 MSU Scholar-Athletes

Becker, Karlsen, Duckworth, Scott and Beaty earn prestigious MVC President’s Council Award


Guard Play Leads MSU Comeback Win Over UALR

Ruder scores career-high 23 to help Missouri State overcome 11-point second-half deficit in 73-68 win


Get to Know Your Bears: Austin Ruder

Sophomore Austin Ruder is featured by Bears All-Access as he highlights his game and what he brings to the men's basketball team heading into the 2014-15 season


Gulley, Ruder Earn MVC Postseason Honors

Senior Gulley is named to All-MVC second team, Ruder earns All-Freshman Team laurels


Bears Score 104-71 Exhibition Victory Sunday

Six Missouri State players score in double figures against McKendree, including 16 by freshman Austin Ruder


Missouri State Players Postgame Press Conference (Wichita State)

Missouri State student-athletes Dorrian Williams, Austin Ruder and Chris Kendrix address the media following the Bears' loss to Wichita State at home in men's basketball on Jan. 21.


Get to Know Your Bears: Austin Ruder

Sophomore Austin Ruder is featured by Bears All-Access as he highlights his game and what he brings to the men's basketball team heading into the 2014-15 season


Jarmar Gulley and Austin Ruder Talk About Being Selected to All-MVC Teams

Jarmar Gulley and Austin Ruder Talk About Being Selected to All-MVC Teams


Players Postgame Press Conference - Bears vs. Indiana State

Players Postgame Press Conference - Bears vs. Indiana State


Players Postgame Press Conference - Bears vs. Northern Iowa

Players Postgame Press Conference - Bears vs. Northern Iowa

  Missed the final 27 games of the season with a hip injury and underwent successful surgery to repair it on 2/10/16 ... Played in 5 games before the injury against William Woods (11/27/15) and was granted a medical hardship for an extra season … Snagged 3 rebounds in 9-minute assignment vs. William Woods (11/27/15) ... Knocked down 4 clutch 3-pointers in Puerto Rico second-round game against Minnesota (11/20/15) on ESPNU and finished with 12 points on 4-of-6 beyond the arc ... Contributed a 3-pointer and a steal in season opener at Oral Roberts (11/13/15) ... Named to Athletic Director's Honor Roll for Fall 2015 semester.


  Earned MVC Scholar-Athlete Team first-team honors (3.62 GPA in Accounting) ... Increased productivity in steals (22), rebounds (66) and free throw accuracy (.860) as a sophomore while matching freshman total in assists (40) ... Ranked 5th in the Valley in 3-pointers per game (1.8) and 9th in minutes (31.2) ... Had 16 games with multiple 3-pointers and led club in scoring 13 times ... Made 21-of-22 free throws over last 11 games of the season and averaged 17.0 ppg over the last 3 games ... Knocked down 4 3-pointers and went 5-for-5 at the line for game-high 17 points vs. SIU at MVC Tournament (3/5/15) at Scottrade Center ... Logged team-high 14 points behind a pair of 3-pointers at Loyola (2/28/15) ... Had game-high 20 points in 3OT win over Bradley (2/25/15) on 5-of-11 from long range, including a game-tying trey at end of 2nd OT ... Had a breakout game against No. 13 UNI with a pair of 3-pointers, 5 rebounds and 13 points on ESPNU ... Logged 32 minutes at No. 16 Wichita State (2/7/15) on ESPN2 with first free throws in four games ... Played 39 minutes in loss at Illinois State (1/28/15) ... Led team with 15 points at Bradley (1/24/15) with career-high 16 FGA ... Scored three 2-point shots against No. 14 Wichita State (1/21/15) ... Had team-high 13 points at No. 23 UNI (1/18/15) with 3 treys and 3 rebounds ... Registered his 20th career double-figure scoring game with team-high 14 points at Indiana State (1/7/15), including career-best 8-for-8 at the line ... Went 4-for-6 from downtown for 12 points in home win over Drake (1/3/15) ... Had 2 steals vs. ORU (12/22/14) in just his second reserve appearance of his career ... Knocked down a pair of key first-half 3-pointers -- the 100th and 101st of his career -- against Eastern Michigan (12/20/14) ... Dropped a pair of 3-pointers on Tulsa (12/17/14) with 3 rebounds and 3 assists  ... Was 16-for-24 (.667) from 3-point range in key December swing ... Was 5-for-6 (.833) from downtown for 16 points in road win at SEMO, along with 4 assists and 3 steals ... Had a career-high 23 points on 7-of-10 3-pointers, matching a JQH Arena 3-pointer record, in home win over UALR (12/4/14) ... Made 4-of-8 3-pointers and finished with 14 points and a pair of assists in career-high 44-minute appearance against Washington State (11/29/14) in Anchorage ... Played 31 minutes in win over Alaska-Anchorage (11/28/14) ... Posted 3 rebounds, 2 assists and 8 points with 15 FGA in starting role against Colorado State (11/27/14) in Anchorage ... Scored 5-of-8 beyond the arc at Texas Tech (11/22/14) and made 7-of-11 overall to finish with 19 points ... Dropped 12 points on Avila (11/19/14) on 5-of-9 shooting while matching a career high with 6 rebounds.

 Earned MVC All-Freshman Team honors after hitting 72 3-pointers, the most ever by a Missouri State freshman and tied for third-best ever by a freshman player in the MVC ... Scored a 3-pointer in 27-of-33 games as a true freshman, including 20 games with multiple 3-pointers ... Started 32 of 33 games (did not start senior night) and led club in minutes (29.7), 3-pointers and attempts (180) while dropping in 40 percent from beyond the arc and 80 percent at the line ... Finished third on the team in scoring (8.6) ... Finished third in the MVC in 3-pointers per game (2.2) and fifth in 3-point percentage (.400) ... Matched career high with 21 points behind 6-of-12 from long range in MVC Tourney win over Illinois State (3/7/14) to earn Coors Player of the Week honors for third time of the season ... Posted game-high 15 points in win over Indiana State (2/22/14) with 3 3-pointers to break Blake Ahearn's MSU freshman trey record ... Had 12 points at Illinois State (2/18/14) behind a 3-for-5 effort beyond the arc .. Had team-high 15 points with 3-for-5 from 3-point range and 4-for-4 at the line vs. UNI (2/15/14) ... Named MVC Newcomer of the Week on 2/3/14 for performances against Bradley and Drake ... Dropped 13 points on Bradley (2/1/14) at JQH Arena with 3 3-pointers, 2 assists and a key steal ... Posted a career-high 21 points at Drake (1/29/14) on 7-of-10 shooting and 6-of-9 from 3-point range ... Went 4-for-8 from 3-point range to finish with 12 points in win over SIU (1/25/14) ... Posted 3 assists in win over Evansville (1/21/14) ... Knocked down 3-of-4 3-pointers and finished with 11 points at UNI (1/18/14) ... Went 5-for-8 from 3-point range with a team-high 17 points and 43 minutes in game vs. No. 6 Wichita State (1/11/14) ... Had season-best 3 assists with a pair of 3-pointers in win at Bradley (1/8/14) ... Totaled 3 treys in home win over Illinois State (1/2/14) ... Knocked down 4 3-pointers and matched career high with 6 rebounds in win over Alabama A&M (12/21/13) ... Had 5 points and a season-high 6 rebounds at No. 4/6 Louisville (12/17/13) with team-high 25 minutes ... Went 2-for-3 from long range with 3 rebounds in key road win at Oral Roberts (12/13/13) ... Had 10 points and 3 steals vs. Cameron (12/4/13) ... Helped rally Bears to victory against Texas A&M (11/29/13) with 19 points -- including 16 in second half -- with 5-of-9 makes from beyond the arc, including a pair of four-point plays ... Earned MSU Coors Player of the Week honors for his efforts against TAMU ... Knocked down a 3-pointer and played 31 minutes in win over Liberty (11/26/13) ... Had his third straight game with multiple 3-pointers with an 8-point performance against Grambling (11/20/13) ... Was 2-for-5 from 3-point range in his first game at JQH Arena vs. Tulsa (11/16/13) ... In his collegiate debut, he earned a starting role and dropped 14 points on 4-of-7 3-pointers at Old Dominion (11/8/13) with a pair of assists ... Earned a spot on the MSU Athletic Director's Honor Roll for both the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters.

High School
 Was a Missouri Class 5 consensus first-team all-state selection after averaging 19.3 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.8 assists for Coach Jay Osborne's Nixa (Mo.) High Eagles as a senior in 2012-13 ... Made 86 3-pointers (.379) and earned All-Tournament honors at the Bass Pro Tournament of Champions, was named Central Ozarks Conference Player of the Year and earned all-district honors for the third year ... Eagles finished 22-6 and Class 5 district runners-up in 2013 ... Finished with a school record 1,722 career points ... Nixa was 101-16 in his four years with two district titles and three Central Ozarks Conference championships ... As a junior, he led the Eagles to a 30-2 ledger and Missouri Class 4 runner-up finish ... Knocked down 82 3-pointers, averaged 17.8 points and posted 3.0 assists per game as a junior ... Was a consensus Missouri all-state pick in 2011-12 (first team AP, second team MBCA) and earned all-conference laurels for the second straight year ... Started all four seasons and helped Nixa to a 22-6 ledger his sophomore year and 27-2 mark his freshman season ... Played for Mo-Kan Elite AAU squad that advanced to the Peach Jam final four (Nike EYBL) in 2012 ... Made 52-of-103 (.505) 3-pointers in 16 games at AAU nationals ... Ranked by as the No. 7 3-point shooter in the class of 2013.

 Austin John Ruder was born 3/15/94 in Springfield, Mo. ... Son of John and Stacey Ruder of Nixa, Mo. ... Has a younger brother, Jacob, who is a pitcher at Kansas State ... His mother played basketball at Southwest Baptist University (NCAA II) ... Majoring in Accounting ... Also received a scholarship offer from Davidson with recruiting interest from Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Northern Iowa ... Biggest sports thrill was reaching the final four at the AAU Peach Jam (Nike EYBL) in 2012 and hitting the last 3-pointer in the Bears' win over Illinois State his freshman season.

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