Nov. 14, 1997
Maryland Women's Basketball Inks Third Signee
COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- University of Maryland head coach Chris Weller has announced the signing of Rosita Melbourne to the Terrapin program today.
Melbourne, a native of Washington, D.C., averaged 15 points and 14 rebounds and led H.D. Woodson High School to the DCIAA Championship and City Title game last season against Elizabeth Seton High School.
Melbourne, a 6-3 forward, was a Nike All-America selection, All-Met Honorable Mention and a first-team All-Inner High member. She was ranked 16th out of 450 players by The All-Star Girls Report. In addition, Melbourne was a Wendy's Heisman Trophy recipient for academic and athletic achievement.
"Rosita has the physical ability to be one of the most dominating post players ever in the Maryland program," says Weller. "We are extremely proud to have been able to keep her close to home."
Marche Strickland, a native of Kingston, Mass., led the state of Massachusetts in scoring in 1996 and 1997. The 5-9 guard averaged 31 points per game at Silver Lake High School.