Frese on France
"Kalika battled through injuries most of last season which really hampered her ability to perform at the highest level possible. With much needed rest and rehabilitation, I feel Kalika will come back even stronger and more confident than in previous seasons. Kalika is driven to be the best and we're looking forward to having her back at full strength."
Battled through tendonitis in her knees throughout the season ... preseason All-ACC by ACC Basketball News ... opened the season with back-to-back double-digit outings, scoring 14 points on 5-for-8 shooting at Appalachian State with four steals, and 15 points and seven rebounds in the home opener vs. Siena ... solid defensive effort vs. then-No. 2 and eventual NCAA Final Four participant LSU, recording three assists and four steals ... 21 points at Xavier going 10-for-15 from the field with four assists and three thefts ... 20 points in the home win over Coppin State, connecting on 6-for-8 field goal attempts in the second half, while notching a career-high five steals ... posted second-career double-double in the win over Marshall in the Terrapin Classic, tallying 10 points and grabbing a career-high 11 rebounds ... 7-for-11 en route to 16 points to go with seven rebounds in the upset win over North Carolina ... netted 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds against Virginia, her seventh-consecutive game with at least six boards ... recorded 50th-career appearance and 50th-career start in the overtime win at Arizona, playing a career-high 40 minutes, while knocking down 8-of-12 shots for 17 points to go with four boards ... seven free throws and three blocks, both personal bests, while scoring 14 points in home win over Georgia Tech ... showed her versatility against Wake Forest (four points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals, a block), against then-No. 3/4 Duke (13 points, two assists, two steals, two rebounds) and at Miami (nine points, five rebounds, five assists, four steals) ... came off the bench for the first time in her career against Northern Colorado, providing an immediate spark, scoring seven points on 3-for-3 shooting over the final minutes of the game ... one of two Terps in double figures in the ACC Tournament first round win over Clemson, tallying 12 points and knocking down both three-point attempts ... 12 points on 5-for-8 shooting and seven rebounds in NCAA Tournament second-round loss to No. 8/7 Ohio State ... 25th in the ACC in scoring ... averaged 11.0 ppg in conference games, 26th in the ACC, and 5.3 rpg.
Earned Honorable Mention All-ACC and ACC All-Freshman team honors ... named conference Rookie of the Week three times ... recorded 21 games with at least five rebounds to lead the team in that category ... posted 17 double-digit outings ... only freshman and one of two players to start every game ... ACC Rookie of the Week on Dec. 29 after scoring a then-career high 18 points on 8-of-15 shooting, including 2-for-2 from three-point land, against No. 3/3 Texas Tech ... ACC Rookie of the Week for the second time after scoring a career-high 26 points in the loss at Florida State, 22 coming in the second half ... followed up with a 16-point, six-rebound effort vs. Georgia Tech to clinch the weekly honor ... closed out the regular season with 21 points, nine rebounds and six assists at Clemson, earning Rookie of the Week recognition for a third time ... grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds in first-collegiate appearance vs. Coppin State ... tied that personal mark in first-career ACC game vs. NC State, posting a double-double which included a 19-point outing for a then-career high, as well ... tallied 14 points and was one rebound shy of a double-double to lead the Terps to a 66-63 overtime victory over cross-town rival Georgetown in San Diego, en route to all-tournament honors ... scored 13 of 15 points in the second half, including 11 straight, to bring the Terps to within seven points with 5:23 remaining in the home game vs. No. 4/4 Duke in her first national television appearance ... also had a team-high eight rebounds in that game ... led Terps in scoring in eight games and posted high rebounds in 10 games ... ranked 10th in the ACC in rebounding while rating fourth in conference-only games at 6.9 rpg ... also 12th in the conference in scoring and 14th in steals (1.42) in all games.
Parade third-team All-American at Bishop McNamara, was the Washington Post's All-Met MVP as a senior ... named Maryland's Gatorade Player of the Year in 2003 ... tabbed first team All-Washington Catholic Athletic Conference and All-Prince George's Journal her final year at McNamara ... labeled an honorable mention All-American her sophomore and junior years ... collected first team all-conference accolades from her sophomore year on, and was named All-Met four times by the Post ... averaged 12.6 points, 9.0 rebounds and 5.0 steals per game ... holds school records for career points and steals ... led McNamara to a WCAC title, advancing to the All-City Tournament ... first team all-state in her final three years ... participated in the Nike All-American camp ... WBCA All-American and Student Sports Senior All-American ... listed on USA Today's Players to Watch ... All-Star Girls Report and Blue Star Report Top 10 guard ... WCAC Player of the Year, scoring 45 points in the conference senior game ... MVP of the Bishop Walsh Tournament ... averaged 10.6 ppg and 4.4 rpg and made 10 steals in five games as a member of the East team at the 2002 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival.
Majoring in accounting ... one of six children of Jacqueline Parrish ...has three brothers, Wakiti (16), Rakim (14) and Kojo (12), and two sisters, Nialah (4) and Cerissa (25).
France's Career Highs
POINTS: 26, Florida State (1/12/04)
FGM: 10, at Xavier (12/4/04)
FGA: 17, twice (last vs. Siena, 11/21/04)
3FGM: 4, at Clemson (2/6/05)
3FGA: 6, twice (last at Clemson, 2/6/05)
FTM: 7, Georgia Tech (2/3/05)
FTA: 10, twice (last vs. Georgia Tech, 2/3/05)
REBOUNDS: 11, at Virginia Tech (1/2/05)
ASSISTS: 6, twice (last at Clemson, 2/6/05)
STEALS: 5, Coppin State (12/20/04)
BLOCKS: 3, Georgia Tech (2/3/05)
MINUTES: 40, at Arizona (1/29/05)
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Kalika Up Close
What games are you most looking forward to this year?
Virginia Tech and Duke
Which teammates will surprise people this year?
Jade Perry and Ashleigh Newman
Favorite sports teams...
49ers, Wizards, Terps football
What country would you love to visit?
What did you work on in the offseason?
If I could bring one thing from home with me to Maryland, it would be?
My family or, if only one, my little sister Nialah Parrish.
Best opponent college campus?
My goal this year is to...
Be all that I can be.
Michael Jordan and Tamika Cathings.
Who would play you in a movie about yourself?