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Marisha Branson

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Keller, Texas

Last College:
Central Missouri

Position:
Infield/Utility

Bats/Throws:
Left/Right

04/17/2011

041711 Softball

Maryland v NC State

  • Career average of .303 is No. 4 in Maryland record books.

    As a senior (2011):Started in 54 games and saw action in 57 of 59...split time between second and third...averaged .331 at the plate, which was No. 13 in the ACC and is No. 12 in Maryland single season record books...had 57 hits (No. 9 in the ACC), 31 RBI and 25 runs scored...hit 12 doubles on the year, which is in the top 15 in Maryland season records...also hit five home runs...hit two-run home run vs. NC State on the first pitch (April 17)...notched an RBI in each ACC Tournament game.

    As a junior (2010): Averaged .286 batting average on the year ... played in 55 games and started 50, most at second base ... had 20 runs and 42 hits on the year, including seven doubles, three triples, and five home runs ... knocked in 32 RBI ... led the team and was second in the ACC in sacrifice flies with four ... had six hits over five games at NFCA's Leadoff Classic Feb. 26-2, as well as three multiple-hit games and seven RBI ... performance at the plate earned her a spot on the NFCA Leadoff Classic All-Tournament team ... went on two seven-game hit streaks (March 17-24 and April 24-May 1) ... had a hit in 11 of team's last 12 games ... nine multiple-hit games on the year ... went 5-for-8 in NCAA Regionals and knocked in four RBI.

    As a sophomore (2009): Averaged. 237 batting average on the year ... played in 28 games and started 11 ... had four runs and nine hits on the year, including three doubles ... had two hits against Massachusetts on Feb. 6 and against Delaware State on April 29 ... also had three RBI in the same Delaware State game ... hit doubles in the April 29 Delaware State double-header.

    Before Maryland: Played second base as a freshman in 2008 at the University of Central Missouri ... Started 54 games for the Jennies, batting .300 with 54 hits, 21 runs, five doubles and 13 RBIs ... led the team with 12 sacrifice hits and had 123 putouts in the field ... helped Central Missouri to its best record in five years at 36-22 ... earned all-state honors in 2007 and first team all-district recognition in 2006 and 2007 while at Keller High School ... a two-time academic all-district nominee who served as team captain ... helped high school squad to a state runners-up finish in 2006 ... high school coach was Mo Fritz.

    Personal: Daughter of Tom and Cheryl Branson ... has four siblings - Jordan, Chevonne, Azia and Dylan ... chose Maryland because of the academic and athletic opportunities it presented ... was a member of the Dean's List in 2008 ... serves as a volunteer coach at softball camp during summertime ... enjoys playing ultimate frisbee in her spare time ... a chemical engineering major.

    Branson's Career Statistics

    Year	Avg.	GP/GS	AB	R	H	2B	3B	HR	RBI	BB	HBP	SO	SB
    2008*	.300	54-54	180	21	54	5	0	0	13	1	1	20	5
    *- at University of Central Missouri in 2008
    2009	.237	28-11	38	4	9	3	0	0	3	1	0	6	2
    2010	.276	55-50	147	20	42	7	3	5	32	7	2	18	3
    2011	.331	57-54	172	25	57	12	0	5	31	7	3	33	2
    TOTALS	.303	140-115	357	49	108	22	3	19	66	15	5	57	7

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