Drafted by the Seattle Storm in 3rd round in 2014. Played College Career at Stanford University. Born in Dayton, Ohio ... parents are Mike and Katie Ruef ... has two brothers, Joe and Bryan ... working towards major in management science and engineering ... hopes to one day pursue a career as a chef or a pilot ... hobbies include playing and watching tennis ... lists Roger Federer as one of her favorite players to watch.
Read Corey Martin's Interview with Mikaela in the article "Ruef living her dream" published in the Examiner on July 2015 here.
Dominant post player that can step out and hit her shots or attack the rim. Excellent defender. Named the 2015 Defensive MVP and the 2015 All SEABL Team while playing for the Heritage Isle Tornadoes. One of WNBL's top scorers and rebounders for the 2015-16 season.
- Adelaide Lightning 2015-16 Season: 19 pts, 18 rebs on 10/25/2015 against SEQ; 21 pts, 14 rebs on 1/22/2016 against Dandenong; 18 pts, 9 rebs on 11/13/2015 against Sydney Flames.
- 18 pts and 13 rebounds against Dandenong on October 25, 2014. Has scored more than 15 pts 4x and double digit rebounding 6x.
- Pts: 17, vs. North Carolina (4/1/14)
- Rebs: 22, at Washington (2/9/14)
- Assists: 8, at Fresno State (12/28/13)
- FG: 7, at Washington (2/9/14)
- 3-Pts.: 3, vs. North Carolina (4/1/14)
- FT: 7, at Washington State (3/2/13)
- Steals: 3, vs. Florida State (3/24/14)
- Blocks: 3, 3x, last vs. New Mexico (12/16/13)
- Mins: 40-, at California (2/2/14)
- 2015 - 2016: Adelaide Lightning, Australia - Starting 5, 24 games, 13.1 pts, 11.4 rebounds, 2.4 apg, 1.0 spg, 8 double-double games
- 2015: Launceston Tornadoes, Australia - Starting 5. Named to the 2015 All SEABL Team, and named the 2015 Defensive MVP. Averaging 11.6 pts, 14.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks per game.
- 2014 - 2015: Sydney Flames, Australia - Starting 5. Top 5 in league for rebounding and top 6th in blocked shots. Averaging 9.9 pts, 7.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists per game. 17 games played
- 2013-2014: Stanford - 36 games: 7.1 ppg, 9.3 rpg, 3.3 apg, 1.0 spg, 0.4 bpg, FGP: 41.9%, 3Pts: 21.7%, FT: 59.0%
- 2012-2013: Stanford - 29 games: 4.2 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.2 apg, 0.5 spg, 0.6 bpg, FGP: 40.9%, 3Pts: 8.3%, FT: 52.8%
- 2011-2012: Stanford - 3 games: 7 rebounds, 1 assist, 1 steal in just 17 mins total (missed the rest of the season due to foot injury)
- 2010-2011: Stanford - 32 games: 2.1 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 1.4 apg, 0.4 spg, 0.3 bpg, FGP: 40.6%, 3Pts: 16.7%, FT: 52.0%
- 2009-2010: Stanford - 32 games: 0.8 ppg, 0.7 rpg, 0.3 apg, 0.0 spg, 0.0 bpg, FGP: 40.0%, 3Pts: 12.5%, FT: 40.0%
Redshirt Senior (2013-2014): Named All-Pac-12 honorable mention ... earned Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention ... earned Stanford Regional Most Outstanding Player honor after averaging 14.0 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.00 assists over wins against Penn State and North Carolina ... started 36 of 37 games, averaged 7.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 3.27 assists per game ... grabbed 10 rebounds with eight points at Boston College ... pulled down nine boards at Connecticut ... grabbed career-high 14 rebounds, matched career high with seven assists and scored nine points against Cal Poly ... posted double-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds in career-high 36 minutes at Texas ... scored career-high 14 points to go with 12 rebounds against Florida Gulf Coast ... grabbed 12 rebounds against South Dakota State ... grabbed 10 rebounds and matched career high with three blocks against New Mexico ... scored eight points with eight rebounds and three assists against Tennessee ... passed out a career-high eight assists to go with five points and seven rebounds at Fresno State ... grabbed nine rebounds with eight points and four assists against Oregon ... scored 10 points with six rebounds and three assists against Oregon State ... matched career high with 14 rebounds and scored eight points at Utah ... grabbed 10 rebounds with five points at Colorado ... scored nine points with 10 rebounds and five assists at Arizona State ... posted double-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds against USC ... averaged 8.5 points, 11.5 rebounds in sweep of California ... posted career highs in points (16), field goals (seven), and rebounds (22) at Washington ... her 22 rebounds at Washington are the third-most in Stanford single-game history ... scored seven points with 11 rebounds and three assists at UCLA ... grabbed 14 rebounds with five assists in win over Washington ... scored 10 points with 16 rebounds and five assists against Colorado ... averaged 9.2 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.80 assists during NCAA Tournament ... scored 11 points with 13 rebounds in regional semifinal against Penn State ... posted career highs of 17 points and three 3-pointers made in regional final victory over North Carolina.
Redshirt Junior (2012-2013): Returned to action after an 11-month layoff due to a foot injury ... played in all 36 games, starting 29 ... averaged 4.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.17 assists over 21.4 minutes per game ... scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds at Santa Clara ... grabbed 12 rebounds, passed out three assists and guarded All-American Brittney Griner for most of team's win over No. 1 Baylor ... grabbed six rebounds and passed out four assists against UT-Martin ... scored four points with six rebounds and three assists against Long Beach State ... grabbed 10 rebounds at Gonzaga ... set new career highs with 13 rebounds and five assists, matched career high with three blocks against Pacific ... grabbed six rebounds, scored clutch bucket with 53 seconds left and drew a critical charge late at South Carolina ... grabbed eight rebounds and blocked a pair of shots at Tennessee ... grabbed eight rebounds with four assists at Colorado ... grabbed six rebounds with four assists at Utah ... scored five points with five rebounds at California ... grabbed five rebounds and passed out three assists against UCLA ... grabbed five rebounds against USC ... pulled down five boards against Utah ... grabbed six rebounds at Oregon ... posted first double-double of her career with career-best 11 points and 10 rebounds against Arizona ... scored career-high 12 points with eight rebounds and four assists at USC ... posted second double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds at UCLA ... scored six points with 10 rebounds and career-high six assists against Oregon State ... grabbed nine rebound with five points against Oregon ... grabbed 12 rebounds with six assists, two blocks and two steals at Washington ... grabbed 10 rebounds with three assists and two steals at Washington State ... scored eight points with seven assists and six rebounds against Washington State ... scored 11 points with seven rebounds, four assists against Colorado ... scored eight points with four rebounds against UCLA ... scored nine points with six rebounds against Michigan ... scored six points with seven rebounds against Georgia.
Junior (2011-12): Appeared in three games before missing the rest of the season due to a foot injury ... grabbed a pair of rebounds against Gonzaga ... pulled down four boards against Old Dominion.
Sophomore (2010-11): Saw action in 34 games ... averaged 2.1 points and 2.9 rebounds over 10.1 minutes per game ... named Pac-10 All-Academic Team honorable mention ... played 18 minutes at Utah, passing out three assists and grabbing two rebounds ... scored career-high eight points with three rebounds in 21 minutes at Gonzaga ... matched career highs with four rebounds, three assists and set a new career high with three blocks against Fresno State ... grabbed a career-high seven rebounds at DePaul ... matched her career best with seven rebounds while also scoring career-best nine points at San Francisco ... scored three points and grabbed three rebounds against Arizona ... scored four points with three rebounds and two assists against Arizona State ... scored three points with three rebounds at Washington ... went 4-for-5 for eight points and grabbed five rebounds at Washington State ... grabbed four rebounds against UCLA ... grabbed six rebounds and passed out three assists against USC ... had three points, three rebounds and three assists at Oregon ... grabbed career-high eight rebounds with two steals at Oregon State ... scored six points with five rebounds and two assists in win over Washington State ... grabbed a pair of rebounds at UCLA ... grabbed six rebounds with three assists against Oregon State ... played career-high 22 minutes, scoring five points with four rebounds and four assists against St. John's ... hit a 3-pointer against Gonzaga ... scored four points with three rebounds against Texas A&M.
Freshman (2009-10): Scored two points and passed out two assists against Pepperdine ... grabbed a pair of rebounds against DePaul ... knocked down a shot and grabbed a rebound at Connecticut ... grabbed a pair of rebounds and had an assist at Fresno State ... hit her only field-goal attempt for two points and had a rebound against USC ... hit her only field-goal attempt at Washington State ... scored two points and grabbed a pair of rebounds at Arizona ... hit a three and grabbed a rebound against California in Pac-10 semis ... scored three points against Georgia.