Coleman Claims Third Straight ACC Player of the Week Honor
March 2, 2009
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Maryland's Marissa Coleman was named Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week for the third straight week for the period ending March 1. Coleman picked up her league-leading (among active players) seventh career Player of the Week honor after leading the fifth-ranked Terrapins to their first Atlantic Coast Conference title in 20 years with the squad's 89-64 victory over Miami in the regular-season finale.
Coleman continued her high-level of play during the Terps' nine-game win streak, leading No. 5 Maryland in scoring (24.5 ppg), rebounding (12.5 rpg), field goal percentage (66.7 pct; 20-for-30) and steals (1.5 spg) in a pair of wins over Boston College and Miami to close out the 2009 regular season. The senior posted career-high efforts in points (32 vs BC) and rebounds (16 vs Miami) and tallied her seventh double-double of the season by adding 17 points against the Hurricanes.
She also averaged 3.0 assists and 1.0 blocks per game and went 7-for-9 from the free-throw line on the week.
The veteran from Cheltenham, Md., moved into 15th place in ACC history in scoring on Sunday, surpassing NC State's Chasity Melvin (1995-98), and now stands with 2,049 career points. Coleman also moved into 13th place in rebounding with 1,060 career rebounds, passing NC State's Trudi Lacey (1978-81) on the charts.
Coleman and the Terps earned the No. 1 seed in this week's ACC Tournament and will begin play on Friday versus the winner of the NC State-Wake Forest game.