"The combination of Marissa's size and skills allow her to be very versatile on the court and is like having four players in one. At 6-foot-1, with her good ball handling skills, great outside shooting and ability to take it inside and go up strong in the paint, she's incredibly difficult to defend. One of the hardest-working and most focused players on our team, Marissa leads by example. She's continually taken her game to the next level and we expect her to have a stellar senior year."
Coleman's Honor Roll
Preseason Wade Trophy Candidate (2006, 07, 08)
AP Honorable Mention All-American (2007, 08)
Midseason Wooden All-American (2007)
John R. Wooden Award Preseason Candidate (2006, 08)
Naismith Award Preseason Candidate (2006, 08)
Sports Illustrated All-American 2nd team (2008)
ACC Rookie of the Year (2006)
Second Team All-ACC (2006, 07, 08)
First Team All-ACC Tournament (2006)
Second Team All-ACC Tournament (2007)
ACC All-Freshman Team (2006)
Terrapin Classic Most Valuable Player (2006)
Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team (2005)
Terrapin Classic All-Tournament Team (2005, 06, 07)
ACC Player of the Week (12/4/06; 11/12 & 12/31/07)
ACC Rookie of the Week (five times, 2006) - Tied School Record
Preseason All-ACC (2006, 07)
Ninth Terrapin all-time with 1,500 career points ... one of only four Terps in the history of the program to receive All-ACC honors three times, earning a spot on the second team every year ... fifth all-time at Maryland in rebounding ... only player in school history to record a triple-double, coming in December 2006 ... third player in ACC history and first Terp to amass 1,500 points, 700 rebounds, 300 assists and 100 blocks ... ranked in the top five in seven career statistical categories and is in the top 10 in five more ... tied for 11th in the ACC all-time in career free throw shooting and 16th in three-point shooting percentage ... 23rd player in school history to reach 1,000 career points and was the seventh-fastest in the program to reach the milestone, needing 74 games ... broke the single-season free throws record in 2008.
Member of the 2007 U.S. Pan American team, winning a gold medal ... played in all five games of the tournament, averaging 9.4 points and 4.2 rebounds per game, shooting 57.7 percent from the field and 46.2 percent from three-point range ... won a gold medal at the 2005 FIBA U19 World Championship in Tunis, Tunisia, in her second stint with the USA U19 Basketball team, averaging 8.8 ppg and 4.4 rpg, while shooting .778 from the free throw line ... the U19 squad was named USA Basketball 2005 Team of the Year ... also helped the USA win a gold medal at the International Sports Invitational in San Diego, Calif. ... member of the 2004 USA U19 team (formerly the Junior World Championship Qualifying team) that captured a gold medal at the Junior World Championship Qualifying tournament in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico ... 8.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg and 2.0 apg in Puerto Rico, helping the United States capture a gold medal and a berth into the 2005 FIBA World Championship.
As a Junior (2007-08)
Garnered numerous preseason accolades, including being named a candidate for the State Farm/WBCA Wade Trophy, John R. Wooden and Naismith Awards, each presented to the top collegiate player in the country ... end of the year recognition included Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American for the second year in a row and was a second team All-American by Sports Illustrated ... one of only four Terrapins all-time to earn three all-conference nods after being named second team All-ACC for the third time ... ACC Player of the Week for the opening week of the season after averaging 17.0 and 10.0 rebounds in the opening game of the Preseason WNIT vs. Princeton and in the State Farm Classic vs. #6/6 Oklahoma ... 20 points and 12 rebounds vs. the Sooners in Chapel Hill, N.C. ... ACC Player of the Week for a second time on Dec. 31, as well as a Terrapin Classic All-Tournament pick after averaging 19.5 ppg and 9.5 rpg, including a 23-point, 10-rebound effort vs. Richmond on the first day of competition ... on the second day of the Classic, knocked down a career-high and Comcast Center-record six threes, en route to 18 points also helping the Terps set an ACC single-game team record with 17 threes made ... 85.7 percent shooting from behind the arc vs. UMBC was a league-high by an ACC player in 2007-08 ... scored 1,000th-career point vs. Delaware in the second round of the Preseason WNIT, the 23rd player in the history of the program to reach the milestone ... reached the career milestone in her 74th-career game, the seventh-fastest for a Terp all-time ... 18-of-20 from the charity stripe, both career highs, finishing with a career high 30 points at UC Santa Barbara, helping the Terps avoid the upset ... followed up UCSB outing with a 20-point, 10-rebound performance at UCLA ... 10 double-doubles on the season, four coming against ranked opponents (vs. Sooners, at #4/6 Rutgers, at #3/4 North Carolina and at #12/12 Duke) ... 17 points and 11 rebounds in the close decision at Rutgers, which was ranked fourth in the AP poll at the time of the meeting ... 5-for-5 in the second half at James Madison, finishing with 19 points and 11 rebounds, helping the Terps snap JMU's 30-game home win streak, the longest in the nation at the time of the meeting ... second 30-point outing came in the win over #10 Duke, going 9-for-13 from the floor and 4-for-5 from three-point range, also adding three blocks and four steals ... with that performance, is one of only eight Terrapins all-time with multiple 30-point games and the only player in the league in 2007-08 ... 20 points and 13 rebounds in the double-overtime setback to the Tar Heels in Chapel Hill, N.C., playing all 50 minutes ... recorded her 300th-career assist and 100th-career block at Virginia Tech, netting 17 points in the win ... notched 25th-career double-double in win at Virginia, posting 21 points and 11 rebounds, also shooting 8-for-11 from the floor ... season-high seven assists in the win at home vs. Boston College ... moved into 10th place in career scoring and fifth in career rebounding in the regular-season finale vs. Florida State ... grabbed her 800th career board in the ACC tourney win over the Eagles, becoming just the fifth player in school history to reach the milestone ... surpassed the 1,500-point mark in the second-round NCAA Tournament win over Nebraska, also breaking the program's single-season free throw mark ... ranked in seven different statistical categories in the ACC, including boasting the third-best free throw percentage and was second in defensive rebounds per game (5.89) ... led the team in scoring nine times, reaching double digits 32 times, including 10 20-point games and two 30-point performances ... also led the team in rebounding eight times, grabbing seven or more 22 times ... 12 times had 10 or more boards ... selected to the Preseason All-ACC team for the second-straight year ... also declared the Best Win in the nation by ESPN.com and was a Sporting News All-American (2nd team) and Lindy's All-American (3rd team) in the preseason, while CSTV.com selected the guard an Honorable Mention All-American.
As a Sophomore (2006-07)
Received national recognition and was named Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press ... a Midseason Wooden All-American, as well as, a preseason candidate for all three major national player of the year awards - the John R. Wooden Award, the Wade Trophy and the Naismith Award ... a second team All-ACC pick for the second-consecutive year ... the first Terrapin and the 11th player in ACC history to record a triple-double, tallying 15 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists against UC Santa Barbara on Dec. 2 ... went on to earn ACC Player of the Week nods for the first time in her career ... Terrapin Classic Most Valuable Player after averaging 14.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game ... 4-for-4 on three pointers against eventual NCAA Sweet 16 participant Marist in the Terrapin Classic ... eight double-doubles, including three-straight from Feb. 18-Mar. 2, ending the season with a double-double in the NCAA Tournament loss to Mississippi ... in the last eight games of the season, averaged 15.0 ppg and 9.1 rpg, which included five double-doubles and was no more than two boards away from a double-double in the other three games ... garnered All-ACC Tournament honors for the second time, earning a place on the second team, averaging 17.0 ppg and 9.5 rpg, while shooting .583 from the floor over the two games ... an all-around threat, ranking 17th in scoring in the ACC, ninth in rebounding, 12th in field goal percentage, 11th in assists per game (3.21), sixth in free throw percentage, 14th in three-point field goal percentage, 14th in blocks per game (0.85) and 11th in assist-to-turnover ratio ... voted to the Preseason All-ACC team ... received preseason honors from numerous national publications ... a High Honorable Mention All-American by Street & Smith's and a Preseason second team All-American by ESPN.com ... tabbed the No. 2 Wing in the nation by ESPN.com before the start of the season.
As a Freshman (2005-06)
Second-straight Terrapin to be named ACC Rookie of the Year, earning 61 of 70 votes ... only freshman in the league to earn All-ACC honors and was voted to the second team ... five-time ACC Rookie of the Week, the most of any freshman in the conference and tying a school record ... led the ACC with a 47.0 three-point shooting percentage, ranking in the top 15 in seven different statistical categories ... 10th in the ACC in scoring, third in rebounding, 13th in field goal percentage, fourth in free throw percentage, eighth in blocks and second in defensive rebounds (6.16 rpg) ... tied the ACC record for most double-figure games by a freshman (29), also ranking in the top 10 among the all-time best freshmen in the conference in three-point field goals made (6th), blocks (6th), double-figure rebounding games (2nd, 14) ... eight 20-point games, including a 23-point showing in the overtime upset at No. 1 North Carolina at Carmichael Auditorium ... debuted at Siena with a 16-point, seven-rebound and three-block effort, while going 5-for-8 from the floor, knocking down her only three-point attempt ... named Paradise Jam All-Tournament and ACC Rookie of the Week for the first time after averaging a team-high 16.7 ppg, while shooting 59.4 percent from the field and 50.0 from three-point range over the three games ... along with the help of Jade Perry, limited Tennessee's Candace Parker to just eight points over the final 27 minutes after Parker scored 11 points in the first 12 minutes in the Terps' near-upset of No. 1 Tennessee at the Paradise Jam ... returned home to record her first-career double-double vs. Appalachian State (17 points, 10 rebounds), adding three blocks ... almost had a double-double in the following game, going 8-for-11 for 20 points (4-for-5 from three-point range), and dishing out a then-personal best nine assists against Arizona ... ACC Rookie of the Week after two 20-point performances and nearly a double-double vs. Monmouth and the Arizona, shooting 76.2 percent (16-for-21) and 85.7 from three-point range ... garnered Terrapin Classic All-Tournament nods and ACC Rookie of the Week honors in the same week ... a career-high 15 rebounds in the home victory over Boston College ... posted a double-double in the Terps' upset of then-No. 2 Duke in the ACC Tournament semifinals, scoring 16 points and grabbing 13 rebounds, en route to Aeropostale Player of the Game recognition ... 10 rebounds in NCAA Tournament debut against Sacred Heart ... shot 6-for-9 for a total of 15 points in the win over defending national champion Baylor in the Sweet Sixteen ... scored eight points, blocked a career-high four shots and led the team with 11 rebounds in the Elite Eight victory over Utah ... double-doubles in both games of the Final Four in Boston, grabbing 14 rebounds in both games ... scored four of Maryland's eight overtime points, knocking down both free throws in the final 13 seconds and grabbing the final rebound of the game to seal the Terps' national championship victory.
McDonald's and WBCA All-American, playing in both senior all-star games ... first team Parade All-American in her final season ... led all scorers with 19 points at the McDonald's game ... selected East Team Most Valuable Player at the WBCA game ... 2005 first team All-USA Basketball team by the USA Today ... 2005 Washington Post High School Player of the Year, earning first team All-Met honors in her final two seasons ... 2004 and 2005 Washington D.C. Gatorade Player of the Year, leading the Cadets to a 59-9 record in her final two years ... named to the preseason USA Today Super 25 in 2004 ... led her squad to the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference title game every year, capturing the title in 2002 and 2004 ... holds school records for points (2,057) and rebounds (1,750) ... averaged 21 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals a game as a senior, shooting 85 percent from the charity stripe ... also averaged a double-double as a junior (19.4 ppg, 10.5 rpg) and nearly a double-double as a sophomore (17.5 ppg, 9.7 rpg) ... participated in the 2004 Youth Developmenat Festival, averaging a fourth-best 14.6 ppg, added 7.0 rpg and shot a second-best 88.9 free throw percentage ... scored a Festival all-time single-game record of 29 points.
Enrolled in the College of Letters & Sciences ... daughter of Joni and Tony Coleman ... has a sister, Tonya (32), and a brother, Anthony (16) ... chose Maryland over Duke, Connecticut, Tennessee and Florida ... born in Portland, Ore..
Coleman's Career Highs
Points: 30 twice (last vs. #10/13 Duke, 1/14/08)
FGM: 9 five times (last vs. #10/13 Duke, 1/14/08)
FGA: 20 at #3/4 North Carolina (1/26/08)
3FGM: 6 UMBC (12/30/07)
3FGA: 7 six times (last at Boston College, 1/10/08)
FTM: 18 at UC Santa Barbara (11/23/07)
FTA: 20 at UC Santa Barbara (11/23/07)
Rebounds: 15, twice (last at Middle Tennessee State, 11/10/07)
Assists: 12, Siena (12/4/06)
Steals: 6, at North Carolina (2/9/06)
Blocks: 4, four times (last vs. Utah, 3/27/06)
Minutes: 50 at #3/4 North Carolina (1/26/08)
Coleman's Career Statistics
Coleman's Career vs. ACC
A Minute With Marissa Coleman
What was the last book you read for fun?
My personal Best, by John Wooden
What's your favorite thing about Maryland Women's Basketball?
My teammates minus the freshmen... haha.
Pick any city/country in the world you'd like to visit?
Greece because of the movie Sisterhood of the Ttraveling Pants.
What game are you most looking forward to this season?
All of them.
Aside from playing basketball, what is your favorite thing to do/hobby?
Going to the movies.
What's the best thing about playing basketball?
Making life long friends and meeting so many people.
What is something people don't know about you?
I love country music.
Name something you can't live without...
Why did you choose your number?
My dad told me to pick a number and make it my own.
What was your first car?
When I was five I wanted to be a ...
Ice Cream Flavor Inventor.
Now, I want to be a ...
Sports Broadcaster/WNBA Player