On Pruitt: Named to the team as a walkon in the spring ... a fiesty and speedy forward who is very athletic and has a fiery attitude.
Before Maryland: A starter on Maryland's club field hockey squad from 2000-02 ... team captain in 2002 ... an all-league selection in 2001 ... earned three varsity letters in field hockey at Sherwood ... team's leading scorer all three years, helping the squad to the second round of the playoffs as a junior.
Personal: Born February 13, 1983 ... daughter of Yolanda and Norman Pruitt ... father, Norman, is a professor at the University of Maryland ... has a younger sister, Mary (17) ... an economics and government & politics major.
Pruitt Up Close
Nickname: Pru, Pruitt, Prudog
Favorite actress/actor: Halle Berry and Edward Norton.
Favorite place to hang out: Upstairs in the stamp.
Favorite food: Grandmother's rice and gravy.
Since coming to Maryland, I've learned: There's always someone better than you, so it's important to try your best and not gauge your mistakes by someone else's accomplishments.