Marie Harper
Marie Harper

Player Profile

West Point, Va.

High School:
West Point High School



Fall 2003: Finished with Terps' best scoring average with 76.5 strokes over eight fall rounds... best finish was T9th to lead Maryland at the Nittany Lion Fall Invitational... posted scores of 78-74-75--227, her best 54-hole total of the fall season... also led Terps at the ACC / SEC Challenge with 80-73--153 to place tied for 24th... the 73 was her best 18-hole score of the fall... had 74-79-79--232 at Edwin Watts / Palmetto Intercollegiate to finish T24th... seven of her rounds were counted in team scores during fall season.

Spring 2003: Competed in all five spring tournaments ... tied for second place at the Hatter Spring Fling, where she carded a 10-over-par 154 and led the Terps to a second-place finish ... also led the Terps at the Edwin Watts/Carolinas Collegiate Classic ... carded her season-low, a one-over-par 73, in the second round of the Bradford Creek Women's Intercollegiate, where she tied for 16th place and finished second on the Terps ... cracked the top 30 in four spring tournaments ... had the best stroke average on the team (78.85).

Fall 2002: One of two Terps to compete in all four fall tournaments ... tied for 15th at the Edwin Watts/Palmetto Intercollegiate with a seven-over-par 223 ... fired a two-over-par 74 in both the second and third rounds, tying her personal best ... also carded a three-over-par 75 in that tournament ... opened the season with four straight rounds of 79 at the Lady Kat Invitational in Lexington, Ky., and the first two rounds of the Nittany Lion Invitational in State College, Pa. ... tied for 30th with teammate Katie Redeker to lead the Terps in Lexington ... averaged 78.36 strokes per round, second best on the squad.

Spring 2002: Competed in five spring tournaments...highest finish was 13th at the JMU Lady Dukes Invitational...consistently finished in the top three on the team...had the second-best stroke average on the team (78.66).

Fall 2001: Played in all four fall tournaments...had a pair of top-20 finishes - 13th at the Lady Pirate Fall Intercollegiate and 19th at the Unlimited Potential Baytree Classic ... played strong in the Unlimited Potential/Baytree Classic and was on track to finish in the top 10 until she suffered a muscle strain in her back midway through the last round of the tournament.

Spring 2001: Arguably the best golfer of the spring ... led the team in four out of five tournaments ... competed in all five tournaments, totaling 13 rounds, most ever by a freshman ... placed in a tie for sixth along with teammate Erin Clasper at the JMU Invitational ... fired her best spring round of 74 during the second round of the JMU Invitational ... averaged 78.9 strokes per round with an adjusted strokes average of 79.2.

Fall 2000: One of the key members of the 2000 freshman class ... participated in one tournament in the fall, the 2000 Nittany Lion Fall Invitational ... averaged 82.7 strokes per round over three rounds.

Before Maryland: Graduated from West Point High School in 2000 ... earned varsity letters in golf (4), softball (3) and volleyball (3) ... was captain and team MVP of the golf team during junior and senior seasons ... was the No.1 golfer on the team during junior and senior seasons ... an all-district, all-region and all-academic selection in golf ... averaged 79.0 strokes during senior season and 80.1 during junior season ... was volleyball team captain and MVP ... all-district, all-region, all-state and all-academic selection in volleyball ... was all-region tournament MVP ...set state volleyball records in career assists (1205), sets (3083) and digs (246) ... captain in softball, was a two-time MVP ... also an all-district, all-region, all-state and all-academic selection in softball ... was recruited by William & Mary ... golf coach at West Point High School was Roberta Racioppi.

Personal: Born on May 3, 1982 ... daughter of John and Eleanor Harper ... was President of Key Club, a member of National Honor Society, student council treasurer, class treasurer and vice president of French Club and Spanish Club ... favorite athlete is Tiger Woods ... had her high school volleyball jersey/number retired ... chose to come to Maryland because of the campus, the College of Journalism and Maryland golf ... currently majoring in journalism ... high school GPA of 4.26 ... nickname Mo.