No. 8 Colonials Take on No. 9 Richmond in First Round on Friday at 11:30 a.m
JUNIOR YEAR (2011-12)
Saw action in all 29 games on the year with four starts, including the first three games of the season ... Averaged 6.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 24.3 minutes per contest ... Ranked fourth on the team with 19 three-pointers made ... Shot 82.4 percent from the foul line ... Matched her career high with 18 points against American (Jan. 2) ... Finished one rebound shy of her first career double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds against Maine (Dec. 20) ... Scored at least 10 points seven times, including three of four games from Jan. 18-28, and led the team in scoring three times ... GW Student-Athlete Advisory Council representative.
SOPHOMORE YEAR (2010-11)
Averaged 9.0 points, 6.3 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 32.0 minutes in starting first four games of season ... Missed final 25 games of season due to torn meniscus in left knee ... Reached double-digits in two of four games - versus Green Bay at Best Buy Classic (12p; 11/13) and Coppin State (11p; 11/18) ... Grabbed season-high 10 rebounds, all defensive, in victory over North Texas (11/21).
FRESHMAN YEAR (2009-10)
Started 11 of 28 games played, averaging 7.8 points and 3.4 rebounds in 27.5 minutes per game ... Converted team-best 26 three-point field goals ... Hit four 3-pointers and matched career-highs of 18 points and nine rebounds in A-10 Championship First Round vs. Duquesne (3/5/10) ... Hit 4-of-8 three-pointers en route to 16 points in 66-64 loss at Duquesne (2/6/10) ... Near double-double with nine points, career-high nine rebounds against #7 Xavier (2/3/10) ... New career-high 18 points on 8-of-12 shooting in win at Massachusetts (1/27/10) ... One of five double-digit scorers with 11 points in win at North Texas (11/17/09).
Ranked 34th-best among ESPN HoopGurlz top guards ... Two-time Minnesota State High School Coaches' Association First Team All-State selection (2008, 2009) ... Finalist for 2009 Minnesota Miss Basketball and nominee for McDonald's All-American ... Named to 2009 Minnesota State All-Tournament Team after helping Centennial to Class AAAA title game and runner-up finish ... Helped Cougars to three consecutive Northwest Suburban Conference titles (2007-09), earning All-Conference honors each season ... Two-time St. Paul Pioneer Press All-State pick and Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro selection ... Owns 15 records at Centennial, including career points (1,855), rebounds (859), field goal percentage (55.4%) and free throw percentage (80.3%) ... Chose GW over Northwestern, Rhode Island and Harvard.
Megan Maricie Nipe ... Born Oct. 13, 1990, in Aberdeen, SD ... Daughter of Mark and Joy Nipe ... Has three sisters, Elizabeth, Emily and Laura ... Majoring in journalism and mass communications.