|Hometown:||Huntington, W. Va.|
Frese on Bays: "Whitney is a hard-nosed, dynamic player that can fill up a stat sheet. She can play multiple positions and do damage in many ways. Whitney is one of our toughest competitors on the team. What's really exciting is that she has a strong desire to improve her game, which we'll be more than happy to help her accomplish."
As a Freshman (2011-12): Saw action in 26 games...led team with eight rebounds in Terrapin debut vs. Loyola (Nov. 11)...went 4-for-4 at the foul line at FIU (Nov. 25)...filled stat sheet vs. CSUB with six points, two boards, two assists, a block and a steal (Nov. 26)...grabbed five boards in 11 minutes at George Mason (Dec. 11)...tied career-high eight points, grabbed five boards and dished two assists vs. Lafayette (Dec. 28)...made a layup as time expired to give Terps the lead heading into halftime vs. #19 Delaware (Dec. 29)...scored five points with five boards and two blocks vs. Boston College (Feb. 2)...scored three points, grabbed four boards and dished two assists at Clemson (Feb. 9)...made a jumper and grabbed two boards vs. UNC (Feb. 24).
Redshirt season (2010-11): Redshirted to fully recover from knee injury suffered in high school...recipient of team's Biggest Turnaround Award at annual team banquet.
Before Maryland: ESPN's No. 13 player in her class coming out of high school...No. 3 forward in the class...2009 West Virginia Player of the Year...three-time West Virginia first team All-State Selection (2007, '08, '09)...2009 MSAC Player of the Year...two-time Gatorade West Virginia Player of the Year ('08, '09)...had career high 37 points in 2009 win over Princeton...averaged 24.4 points and 11.1 rebounds in 2009...led Huntington to three straight state finals...surpassed 1,000 career points as a junior...tore ACL summer before senior year and missed her senior season...regarded as one of the top combo forwards in the country in 2010 class.
Personal: Daughter of Gery Strickland and Susan Bays ... born in Huntington, W. Va. ... played volleyball for one season at Huntington High School in 2008 ... father played basketball for Marshall... has one sister, Brittany Bays ... also recruited by UConn, Georgia, Louisville, West Virginia, Auburn, Duke and Florida State ... came to Maryland because of the coaches, the campus and the team...Letters and Sciences major.
BAYS' CAREER STATISTICS
BAYS' CAREER HIGHS
|Points||8, twice (last vs. Lafayette, 12/28/11)|
|FGM||4, Towson (11/26/11)|
|FGA||8, twice (last vs. Towson, 11/16/11)|
|FTM||4, at FIU (11/25/11)|
|FTA||4, twice (last vs. Lafayette, 12/28/11)|
|Rebounds||10, Towson (11/16/11)|
|Assists||3, twice (last at FIU, 11/25/11)|
|Steals||2, 3X (last vs. Virginia Tech, 1/26/12)|
|Blocks||3, Towson (11/16/11)|
|Minutes||27, Towson (11/16/11)|