Nov. 13, 1997
Maryland Women's Basketball Signs Two
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- University of Maryland head coach Chris Weller announced today the signing of Gingi Perry and Marche Strickland to the Terrapin program.
Gingi Perry, the Washington Post All-Met Player of the Year in 1996-97, who signed last last year, has re-signed with the Terps. Perry, a native of Hyattsville, Md., was a two-time All-Met selection while at Elizabeth Seton High School and led the Roadrunners to two consecutive city championships.
Perry, a 5-11 guard/forward, averaged 17.2 points, 8.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 3.2 steals per game as she led Seton to a 29-2 record and the area's No. 2 ranking. She was a three-time Washington Catholic Area Conference selection.
"Gingi is a tremendous all-around athlete. She played locally and is among the top players in the nation," says Weller.
Marche Strickland, a native of Kingston, Mass., led the state of Massachusetts in scoring in 1996 and 1997. The 5-9 guard averaged 31.0 points per game at Silver Lake High School and scored 1,350 points in two seasons.
Strickland was a two-time Boston Globe first-team All-Scholastic selection, two-time USA Today Honorable Mention All-America selection and the Old Colony League MVP in 1996 and '97. She was also a two-time All-State selection and attended the Nike All-American Camp in 1997.
"Marche is a tremendous scorer and considered one of the top shooters in the country. We are very excited to sign her," says Weller.