Maryland 105, UC Santa Barbara 44 - December 2, 2006
Frese on Newman
"We are looking for Ashleigh to make a complete recovery after undergoing offseason surgery. We need Ashleigh to establish herself as a defensive presence. She is a tough competitor who plays with pride and can provide this team with a spark."
Ranked among the top three-point shooters in the history of the program, entering the season ranked fourth in makes, fifth in attempts and tied for 10th in 3-point shooting percentage.
One of three juniors to appear in their 100th-career game, coming in the final regular-season game at Boston College ... briefly owned Maryland's single-game three-point shooting record, knocking down 87.5 percent of her attempts, going 6-for-7 at Miami, shattering the previous record of 66.7 percent set in 1989 ... teammate Kristi Toliver broke Newman's mark four games later ... knocked down one of the team's record-setting 12 three pointers against UNC-Greensboro on the first day of the Terrapin Classic ... scored 13 consecutive points vs. Wake Forest, en route to a 20-point effort, recording a season high ... led the team in scoring three times, including against the Hurricanes, vs. George Mason and vs. Arizona ... grabbed at least five rebounds in eight games, including a career-high nine in the loss at Duke ... also achieved personal bests at Northern Iowa (six steals) and vs. GMU (six assists) ... 27 three pointers made is tied for the fifth-most by a junior at Maryland, while the 79 long-range attempts are third in the class records.
Hit one of the more memorable shots of the 2005-06 NCAA women's basketball season, knocking down the game-tying three pointer from nearly half-court, aiding in the eventual upset of then-No. 1 North Carolina in overtime at Carmichael Auditorium, despite a 1-for-11 showing from three-point range over the previous five games ... improved on all but one (blocks) of her career-high marks last season, taking on a larger role as a starter in 25 games (including the first 22 games to start the season) and the team's top defender ... had a six-game double-figure scoring streak from Dec. 11-Jan. 2 ... posted 15 double-figure games ... netted a career-high tying 21 points at George Mason ... 5-for-8 from the floor and perfect on five tries from the free throw line for 16 points against Appalachian State ... a solid outing at Virginia, contributing 15 points on 5-for-9 shooting, including 3-for-7 from beyond the arc, in the overtime victory ... grabbed a career-high seven rebounds in the wins at Wake Forest and Clemson ... also picked up a career-high six assists vs. Georgia Tech at Comcast Center ... broke out of a shooting slump where she scored no more than eight points over an 11-game stretch, scoring 14 points and 12 points at the ACC Tournament ... gave the Terps a second-half boost, scoring all 14 points in 20 minutes in the ACC Tournament final against North Carolina ... 12 points in the first-round win over Sacred Heart, knocking down 2-of-3 three-point attempts ... 3-for-3 with six rebounds in the Sweet 16 against Baylor ... dished out at least five assists against Mount St. Mary's, Central Connecticut State, Georgia Tech, at North Carolina and against Northern Colorado ... recorded one of the top 15 three-point shooting percentages in school history, while also ranking in the top 15 in treys made and attempted.
Team's top three-point threat while also serving as backup point guard ... 10th in the ACC in three-point field goal percentage (.351) ... was within one trey of tying the school record, knocking down 7-of-11 threes, scoring a career-high 21 points in 22 minutes at Clemson ... seven 3-pointers vs. the Tigers were all in the first half ... nine points on 4-for-7 shooting in first-collegiate appearance at Appalachian State, to go along with three assists, two rebounds and a steal ... 2-for-3 from behind the arc and four rebounds against Loyola ... back-to-back 11-point outings, then a career high, vs. St. Bonaventure and Monmouth ... also 3-for-5 from three-point land vs. the Bonnies and a perfect 5-for-5 from the floor vs. the Hawks ... nine points and a career-high six boards vs. UMass ... perfect from the field (2-2), three-point range (1-1) and from the charity stripe (2-2) in the overtime win at Arizona, netting seven points and grabbing four rebounds in 12 minutes ... followed up the 21-point performance at Clemson with a 12-point outing vs. Wake Forest ... career-high tying four assists vs. Northern Colorado, while hitting on three long-range shots for 10 points ... 12 points on 5-for-10 shooting, including 2-for-5 from three, vs. No. 8/7 Ohio State in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... 33 three-point field goals made among top 15 single-season totals at Maryland, and 94 attempts are among top 10.
Led Shelbyville HS to three state titles, winning the last two and earning state tournament Most Valuable Player honors both years ... 2004 Miss Basketball Finalist and twice selected Street & Smith's Honorable Mention All-American ... also named Honorable Mention All-American by the WBCA as a senior ... among All Star Girls Report top 100 guards in the nation in 2004 and ranked 32nd by the Blue Star Report ... selected for Nike Camp in 2003 ... first team all-state by the Tennessee Sports Writers ... two-time District 8 Player of the Year ... two-time Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association State MVP ... team captain, Most Valuable Offensive Player and MVP in final season ... 2003 MVP of Hoops Fest Tournament for Marshall County, Ky. ... also a letterwinner at third base in softball, winning the Fastpitch Softball MVP award for District 8 in 2004.
Hometown of Shelbyville, Tenn., proclaimed August 20, 2006 "Ashleigh Newman Day" ... first Terrapin in school history to hail from the state of Tennessee ... served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (S.A.A.C.) ... majoring in criminal justice at Maryland ... wants to pursue a career as a pharmacist ... oldest of three children and only daughter of Arburdea and Lanny Newman ... has two younger brothers, Mikel (18) and Khalil (15) ... great-uncle Calvin Sweeney was a wide receiver for the Pittsburgh Steelers from 1980-87 ... born in Washington, D.C.
Newman's Career Highs
Points: 21, twice (last at George Mason, 12/22/05)
FGM: 8, twice (last vs. Wake Forest, 1/21/07)
FGA: 15, twice (last vs. Manhattan, 1/2/06)
3FGM: 7, at Clemson (2/6/05)
3FGA: 11, at Clemson (2/6/05)
FTM: 5, twice (last vs. Duke, 3/4/06)
FTA: 7, at George Mason (12/22)
Rebounds: 9, at #3/3 Duke (1/13/07)
Assists: 6, twice (last vs. George Mason, 11/12/06)
Steals: 6, at Northern Iowa (12/6/06)
Blocks: 2, Northern Colorado (2/28/05)
Minutes: 39, at Virginia (1/20/06)
Newman's Career Statistics
Newman's Career Vs. ACC
A Minute With Ashleigh Newman What was the last book you read for fun?
What's your favorite thing about Maryland Women's Basketball?
Pick any city/country in the world you'd like to visit and why?
Name something fun you did this summer.
What game are you most looking forward to this season?
MTSU and Duke
Aside from playing basketball, what is your favorite thing to do/hobby?
What's the best thing about playing basketball?
The competition and teamwork.
What is something people don't know about you?
I collect pins.
Name something you can't live without...
My cell phone
Why did you choose your number?
It was my AAU number.
What was your first car?
When I was five I wanted to be a ...
Lawyer or Doctor