Kate first played for New Zealand as a teenager in 1998 and went on to a successful US college career with University of Buffalo. She was voted MVP of the 2003 WNBL while helping Wellington Swish to the title, and has played professionally in Germany and now Australia. Mother Jane McMeeken is a former NZ women’s captain, while brother Luke Ruscoe is on scholarship at Brown University.


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Kate's Games History

  • Olympic Summer Games Beijing 2008

    • Basketball (Basketball - Women) Preliminaries Group B - Match 02 - MLI v NZL: 72-76 Preliminaries Group B - Match 13 - NZL v B5: 62-85 Preliminaries Group B - Match 28 - NZL V CHN: 63-80 Preliminaries Group B - Match 37 - B5 V NZL: 59-90 Preliminaries Group B - Match 54 - NZL V USA: 60-96 Placed 10 of 12
  • Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006

    • Basketball (Basketball - Women) Preliminary Rounds - NZL vs MLT: 127-47 Preliminary Rounds - NZL vs MAS: 113-56 Preliminary Rounds - NGR vs NZL: 83-53 Semi - Final Game 2nd Pool C vs 1st Pool D: 74-67 Gold Medal Game Winner SF1 vs Winner SF2: 39-77 2