Frese On Brick
"We are expecting Vicki to be one of our team leaders this season. Through her work ethic and positive attitude, she has gained her teammates' respect. Vicki made great strides during last season to become the point guard we need her to be, and I only see her getting better and better as the year goes on."
Entering the 2003-04 season ninth on Maryland's all-time steals chart with 206 and 12th in assists with 316.
Hit double-figure scoring totals in nine games, including six of the first 10 to start the season ... was one of only two players to start all 28 games for the Terps, serving as the team's point guard ... averaged 7.8 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game ... notched a double-double with 20 points and 10 assists in Maryland's 104-66 win over Rider in the Terrapin Classic ... also set career records for field goals attempted (15) and made (8) against Rider ... was second on the team in assists with 3.3 apg and had a 1.2 assist-to-turnover ratio for the year ... went 7-for-8 (.875) from the free throw line in the Terps' home contest vs. Duke ... tallied 15 points in the Comcast Center opener vs Loyola and the Terps' final regular-season game against North Carolina ... named to the ACC Honor Roll.
Returned to the court after suffering an ACL tear before the 2000-01 season ... posted averages of 4.7 points, 2.0 assists and 2.2 rebounds ... started 19 games ... 1.95 assists to turnover ratio, which was among the best in the ACC all season ... career-high 12 assists in 40 minutes against Florida State ... third-best percentage from the free throw line for the Terps at .741 (43-58) ... in her debut after tearing her ACL in September of 2000, was a perfect 4-of-4 from the floor in the Terps' season opener vs. Coppin State, hitting 5-of-6 from the free throw line, while grabbing a season-high six rebounds, dishing five assists, amassing five steals and a season-high 13 points ... scored 12 points in the Terps' ACC Tournament first round match-up with Wake Forest, including a 6-of-8 performance from behind the charity stripe ... netted 12 points vs. IPFW and Georgia Tech, and scored 10 points on a 4-5 shooting performance vs. Penn State.
Redshirted after an ACL tear in September.
A 26-game starter at point guard during her freshman season ... led the Terps and the ACC in steals with 3.1 per game ... paced the Terps in assists with 4.3 per game, ranking fourth in the ACC ... 95 steals and 133 assists ranked as the second- and third-best efforts, respectively, by a freshman in ACC history ... freshman steals and assists per game averages also both rank third in ACC history ... named MVP of the Terrapin Classic after a career-high 19-point, nine-rebound, seven-steal performance in the Terps' first-round win over Coppin State.
Graduated from The McDonogh School where she guided the Eagles to 44- straight victories to end her career ... a four-time All-Met selection who helped McDonogh to four league titles and consecutive state championships ... team was 26-0 as a senior while ranking among USA Today's Top 25 ... 88-8 career record and 49-1 in final two seasons ... 23-1 as a junior, 22-2 as a sophomore and 18-5 as a freshman ... four-year starter who took McDonogh to a No. 5 state ranking as a freshman ... career averages of 20.2 points, 5.6 steals, 4.0 assists and 4.8 rebounds ... Gatorade Maryland Player of the Year and Miss Maryland Basketball as chosen by the Maryland WBCA ... Miss Maryland Basketball for underclassmen as a junior ... WBCA honorable mention All-American ... AAU All-American with the Maryland Tornados and Philadelphia Belles ... toured with the Belles to Europe and Russia ... high school coach was Katie Keating who says, "She works harder at basketball than anyone I've ever seen. When we had a day off, she would call and ask for keys to the gym."
Full name is Victoria Lynne Brick ... born July 30, 1981 ... the daughter of Victor and Lynne Brick ... parents own "Brick Bodies," a chain of health clubs in the Baltimore area ... has one brother, Jon (18) ... majoring in kinesiology ... planned to give up basketball in order to pursue a long-time goal of playing professional tennis, but chose to give up tennis instead.
Vicki Up Close
Nickname: VB, Brick
Age started playing basketball: 8
I started playing basketball because: My dad got me started.
Who had the greatest impact on your athletic career? My father.
Favorite food: My nana's pancit canton (a filipino dish).
My heroes/role models are: My parents.
Favorite place to hang out on campus: Comcast Center.
Few people know that: I had aspirations of being a professional tennis player and was playing on the international circuit until I was 16.
Words to describe you on the court: Scrappy.
Words to describe you off the court: Personable/outgoing.
Craziest ambition: To sing or dance on Broadway.
If money was not a factor, my dream job would be: To play professional basketball.
What do you want to accomplish this season? Go to the NCAA Tournament.
Funniest player on the team: Anesia Smith.
Teammate who will surprise people this season: Crystal Washington.
After Maryland I'd like to: Play professional basketball.
My favorite thing about Maryland basketball is: My teammates and my coaches. Everyday I look forward to being around them.