Honors & Awards

  • Australian U18 3x3 National Team (2018, 2019)
  • Australian U17 National Team (2018)
  • Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar (Third Team, 2022)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2022)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2020, 2021; Spring 2021)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2021, 2022)

Freshman (2021-22)
Ruby Porter was a valuable contributor in her second season at Nebraska. One of three Australian National players on the Husker roster, joining Isabelle Bourne and Jaz Shelley, Porter averaged 2.0 points and 1.1 assists in 2021-22. She opened with season bests of seven points, three rebounds and four assists in 18 minutes off the bench in a win over Maine (Nov. 9). She made her lone start of the season in place of Sam Haiby in a win over North Carolina Central (Nov. 20). 

Porter produced an outstanding 2.6-to-1 (31-to-12) assist-to-turnover ratio. She missed Nebraska’s games with Michigan State (Dec. 30) and No. 8 Michigan (Jan. 4) because of COVID protocols. She played in 29 of Nebraska's 33 games on the season. She did not see action against No. 10 Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals (March 4) and did not play in the 2022 NCAA Tournament against Gonzaga (March 18).

An outstanding student, Porter earned Academic All-Big Ten honors in 2022.

Following the conclusion of her second season at Nebraska, Porter announced that she was returning to Australia to continue her basketball career.

Freshman (2020-21)
Porter was Nebraska’s first signee across any sport in the fall of 2019, but the last Husker women’s basketball player to arrive on campus in August of 2020 because of COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Porter averaged 4.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.4 assists while playing in 21 games. She started 11 times but missed five games with injuries during the season.

She erupted for a career-best 19 points against No. 9 Maryland (Feb. 14) for her third double-figure scoring effort of the season. She followed with eight points and four rebounds in a win at No. 24 Northwestern (Feb. 17). 

Porter produced back-to-back double-digit efforts in wins over Illinois and Wisconsin. She capped the week with 12 points and two steals against the Badgers (Jan. 28). It followed her first career double-figure scoring effort with 11 points and a career-high-matching three threes against the Illini (Jan. 25). 

She also hit three threes in a nine-point effort off the bench in a road win at No. 23 Michigan State (Jan. 10). Porter opened and closed the second quarter with threes, then hit a huge triple in the fourth quarter to start Nebraska’s rally from a five-point deficit to a 68-64 win.

Porter tied her career best with three threes while also tying career highs for assists (4) and steals (2) at Iowa (March 6). She also played a career-high 32 minutes against the Hawkeyes.

Porter started five straight games (Jan. 16-Feb. 4) in place of fellow Australian Isabelle Bourne (ankle injury). Porter started six straight games late in the season in place of an injured Bella Cravens (ankle), before Porter suffered a leg injury midway through Nebraska’s Big Ten Tournament win over Minnesota (March 10). Porter did not play in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal loss to No. 7 Maryland or in Nebraska's Postseason WNIT games against UT Martin (March 19) or Colorado (March 20) in Memphis.

Porter made her collegiate debut in NU’s 90-61 win over Oral Roberts (Dec. 4). She had three points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal. She added two points, three rebounds and two assists in a win over Idaho State (Dec. 6). 

She made her Big Ten Conference debut with three points on her first career three-pointer to go along with two rebounds and two assists in a win over Illinois (Dec. 10). Porter added a three-pointer in the first quarter in Nebraska’s upset of No. 15 Northwestern (Dec. 31).

She suffered an ankle injury in the first half of a loss at Creighton (Dec. 14) and did not play at No. 15 Indiana (Dec. 20) or Purdue (Dec. 23).

Before Nebraska
One of the most talented players in Australia's class of 2020, Porter was a member of the Australian U18 3x3 National Team that competed in the Youth Olympics in Argentina in October 2018, before winning the Asia Cup in the summer of 2019. She also competed at the 2018 World Championships in Minsk, Belarus as part of the Australian U17 National Team (Sapphires).

In April of 2019, she participated in "Next Generation Saturday" at the NCAA Women's Final Four in Tampa, before participating in the Australian Team Camp alongside Husker Isabelle Bourne for a spot on the U19 team at the FIBA Under-19 World Cup.

As a member of the Sturt Sabres in Australia's Premier League, Porter averaged 15.9 points per game at the U20 national championships in February of 2019. In April of 2018, Porter averaged 16.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 3.6 steals in helping South Australia to a silver medal at the U18 National Championships.

The daughter of Sandy Porter and Gavan Porter, Ruby was born Oct. 15, 2001, in Adelaide, South Australia. She has an older sister, Holly. Ruby did not declare a major at Nebraska but she was a third-team Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar award winner in 2022. She was also a 2022 Academic All-Big Ten pick. She was a three-time Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll selection. She was also a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2021.

Porter chose Nebraska over LSU.

Ruby Porter's Career Bests
Points - 19 vs. Maryland, Feb. 14, 2021 
Rebounds - 5 vs. Ohio State, Jan. 16, 2021 
Assists - 4 Four Times, most recent vs. Alabama A&M, Nov. 14, 2021 
Steals - 2 Four Times, most recent, vs. Rutgers, Feb. 1, 2022
Blocks - 1 Five Times, most recent vs. Wisconsin, Jan. 27, 2022 
FGM - 8 vs. Maryland, Feb. 14, 2021 
FGA - 14 vs. Maryland, Feb. 14, 2021 
3FGM - 3 Four times, most recent, at Iowa, March 6, 2021 
3FGA - 10 at Illinois, Jan. 25, 2021
FTM - 4 vs. Creighton, Nov. 17, 2021
FTA - 4 vs. Creighton, Nov. 17, 2021

Porter's Career Stats

Year G-GS FG-FGA Pct. 3FG-3FGA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. TRB-Avg. PF-D A TO Blk ST Pts-Avg.
2020-21 21-11 36-123 .293 19-72 .264 8-10 .800 46-2.2 27-0 29 20 2 7 99-4.7
2021-22 28-2 21-83 .253 10-47 .213 6-7 .857 25-0.9 25-0 31 12 3 8 58-2.0
Career 49-13 57-206 .277 29-119 .244 14-17 .824 71-1.4 52-0 60 32 5 15 157-3.2