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#5 Marah Strickland
Position: Guard
Height: 6'0"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Mt. Airy, Md.
High School: Towson Catholic

Frese on Strickland
"As one of our most consistent athletes, Marah is a fierce competitor with a tremendous work ethic. She is very reliable and always goes the extra mile, both on and off the court, to excel and be a better player and student. She has been dedicated and very focused during this offseason. We look forward to seeing how it pays off this year. We expect Marah to become a key player for us and will be very exciting to watch."

Honor Roll
Honorable Mention ACC All-Freshman Team (2008)

Noteworthy
In just one season, among the top 15 in the Maryland record books in three-point makes and attempts, while currently boasting the third-best career three-point shooting percentage.

As a Freshman (2007-08)
An Honorable Mention ACC All-Freshman team pick ... second in the ACC in three-point shooting percentage and 10th averaging 1.54 threes made ... went 4-for-8 from the floor for nine points in collegiate debut, also grabbing a career-high eight rebounds vs. Princeton in the first round of the Preseason WNIT ... in her first career game against a top-10 opponent, netted 14 points, going 5-for-8, including 4-for-7 from three-point range, against #6/6 Oklahoma in the State Farm Tip-Off Classic ... perfect from long range, going 5-for-5 from behind the arc, en route to a career-high 20 points vs. Boston College in Comcast Center, also going 3-for-3 from the charity stripe ... perfect again from three-point land, going 3-for-3 in the Preseason WNIT final vs. #4/4 LSU, chipping in 11 points ... 2-for-2 on three pointers against Temple, also attempting the Terps' only attempts for the game ... sunk critical free throws with 14 seconds remaining at UCLA, securing the four-point victory ... ended with nine points on 3-for-6 shooting with a three against the Bruins ... 19 points at Virginia, shooting 7-for-14 from the floor and 3-for-6 from the three-point line, also grabbing five boards and accounting for a couple of thefts ... handed out a career-high six assists in the win over UMBC on the second day of the Terrapin Classic also adding 12 points ... reached double figures in four-straight games, beginning with the victory over the Retrievers until a 12-point outing at BC ... also averaged 3.0 rebounds during that stretch ... one of five scorers in the overtime win over Florida State, chipping in 13 points ... was 4-of-9, including 2-for-4 from deep, in ACC Tournament debut vs. Boston College ... bounced back for two double-digit outings at the NCAA Spokane Regional Tournament, netting 13 points going 5-for-9 from the floor, including 3-for-5 from three-point range, against #20/20 Vanderbilt, while following up with a 4-for-9 performance for 10 points and seven rebounds vs. #4/4 Stanford ... netted at least one three pointer in 29 games, reaching double figures 16 times ... had 11 games with at least five rebounds.

Before Maryland
Four year letterwinner in basketball, ending her career at Towson Catholic, after spending two years at St. John's at Prospect Hall ... Parade Magazine, McDonald's and WBCA All-American after her senior season ... 2007 Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year ... ranked third in the nation among shooting guards in the class of 2007 by the All Star Girls Report and eighth overall by the Blue Star Report ... invited to attend the U19 USA Basketball team trials in 2007 ... Baltimore Sun Metro and County Player of the Year in her final two seasons ... led Towson to its first IAAM A Conference regular-season championship in 21 years in her first season, then led the Owls to the conference semifinals as a senior ... 2007 USA Today All-USA third team pick ... 2007 co-Most Valuable Player at the WBCA All-American game and participated in the McDonald's game ... two-time Honorable Mention All-American by Street & Smith's and a first-team all-conference selection while at St. John's, also earning USA Today Sophomore All-American nods ... selected to Street & Smith's All-America second team in 2006 ... also a Junior All-American by USA Today and the Orlando Sentinel ... preseason All-American by Hoopgurlz.com and Student Sports at the start of her senior year ... MVP of the 2006 End of the Trail AAU Tournament ... averaged 22.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.4 steals per game as a senior, scoring 2,056 career points in IAAM action.

Personal
Enrolled in the College of Letters and Sciences and is planning on majoring in business ... the youngest of three children of Joanna and Marshall Strickland ... comes from a family of basketball players, as both her sister, Marché (27), and brother, Marshall III (24), played at collegiate level ... Marché was a third team All-ACC pick in 2000 and 2002, playing in a Terrapin uniform from 1999-02 ... Marshall III was a starting guard at Indiana University from 2002-06 and played professionally in Turkey last season ... born in St. Peters, Mo.

A Minute With Marah Strickland
What was the last book you read for fun?
Catch 22

What's your favorite thing about Maryland Women's Basketball?
My teammates and competing in the ACC.

Pick any city/country in the world you'd like to visit?
I'd love to visit Boston, Mass., because I'm from there

Name something fun you did this summer.
Went to Six Flags and rode every ride.

What game are you most looking forward to this season?
BC

Aside from playing basketball, what is your favorite thing to do/hobby?
I love to read, watch movies and hang out with family and friends.

What's the best thing about playing basketball?
Traveling and playing against great athletes.

What is something people don't know about you?
I can say my ABC's backwards.

Name something you can't live without...
My mom

Why did you choose your number?
Because "5" is cool

What was your first car?
2003 Ford Escape - I call her Betsy

When I was five I wanted to be a ...
Dentist.

Now, I want to be a ...
WNBA player/Commissioner of WNBA


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