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Ellie Ripplinger
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Ellie Ripplinger 1670061
Position: Guard
Height: 5'5"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Grand Forks, N.D.
High School: Red River High School

2015-16 (Redshirt Sophomore): Played in 21 games, making first career starts (2) ... Averaged 1.2 points per game ... Missed just one free throw all season, making 12 of 13 attempts ... Only miss came on Nov. 17, connecting on 10 straight the rest of the way ... Poured in a career-high nine points in 14 minutes off the bench at Idaho (Dec. 31) ... Earned first career start two days later, scoring three points at Eastern Washington (Jan. 2) ... Named to the All-Big Sky Academic team ... Earned second letter.

2014-15 (Sophomore): Did not see game action due to injury and red-shirted

2013-14 (Freshman): Saw action in 17 games off the bench as a rookie ... Sharp-shooter made 2-of-3 from distance and 7-of-8 from the free throw line ... Buried a three in her first appearance at Iowa State ... Recorded career bests with five points and two rebounds in the win against Jamestown (Nov. 26) ... Dished out a pair of assists in the win over Mayville State (Dec. 18) ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: All-time leading scorer for Red River High School ... Averaged 19.4 points, 2.3 assists and 2.0 steals per game as a senior ... Won eight varsity letters in basketball, track and volleyball ... A two-time First Team All-State honoree and three-time all-conference member in hoops ... Member of the National Honor Society in each of her final two years ... A 4.0 student and Honor Roll member.

Personal: Daughter of Kent and Marilyn Ripplinger ... A management major ... Parents, several aunts, uncles, cousins and her brother all attended UND ... Uncle, Tom Nelson, played football for UND.


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