A quick slashing guard, Witherspoon dishes and drives with the best of them, earning the starting role in the 2001-02 season.
As a Junior in 2002-03
Averaged 3.8 assists per game in 32 appearances, starting 20 games. Ranked first in the Atlantic 10 Conference in assist/turnover ratio, seventh in assists per game and 15th in steals per game. Recorded 10 assists at Syracuse (12-7-02). Set a new career high in points with 12 versus Richmond (3-2-03)3-4 shooting.
As a Sophomore in 2001-2002
Earned the starting point guard position in the preseason, and started 23 of 30 games setting career highs in many statistical categories...averaged 3.2 assists per game in 22 minutes per contest, adding 3.3 points per game...scored a career-high 10 points versus Temple (1-18-02) and Dayton (2-15-02)...dished out a career-high six assists versus Hartford (11-17-01)...ranked 12th in the conference in assists per game (3.2).
As a Freshman in 2000-2001:
Appeared in 17 games for a total of 87 minutes... Had two steals against UMass (1-20-01)...Recorded two assists against Fordham (1-18-01) and St. Bonaventure (2-22-01)... Came off the bench to score eight points in 11 minutes against Seton Hall during a second half rally... shot .500 (2-4) from beyond the arc in the 2000 season.
`Turtle' averaged 17.2 points, 3.5 rebounds, 8.2 assists and 5 steals per game, leading her team to a 29-4 record... was a second team all-county selection by the Miami Herald in 1998 and 1999... First team All Dade County in 2000... second team All State in 2000.
Daughter of Debra and Nelson Witherspoon, Marshiek is one of six children. She has two brothers, Trenton (35) and Nelson (20), and three sisters, Thaissa (29), Minetha(28) and Shadrika (23).
Witherspoon's Career Highs:
Points: 12 vs. Richmond, 3-2-03
Minutes: 39 at No. 9 NC State, 11-20-01
FG Made: 5 vs. Dayton, 2-15-02
FG Attempted: 10 vs. Dayton, 2-15-02
3-Pt Made: 1 vs. BYU, 12-11-02 (6)
3-Pt Attempted: 3 vs. BYU, 12-11-02 (2)
FT Made: 6 vs. Saint Joseph's, 1-20-02
FT Attempted: 8 at Duquesne, 2-27-03
Rebounds: 7 vs. Temple, 3-8-03 (2)
Assists: 10 at Syracuse, 12-7-02
Blocks: 1 vs. Dayton, 2-20-03 (7)
Steals: 5 at Dayton, 2-7-03
Women's Hoops Opens NCAA Tournament vs. Ohio State on Saturday
TIPPING OFF: The Atlantic 10 Champion and No. 14 seed George Washington women's basketball team will open play in the Spokane Regional of the NCAA Tournament...
Buff & Blue Believers
As Selection Monday festivities wound down inside the Charles E. Smith Center, GW head coach Jennifer Rizzotti’s work was just beginning.
Rizzotti Tabbed as USA National Team Assistant Coach
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - George Washington women's basketball head coach Jennifer Rizzotti has been tabbed to serve as an assistant coach for the United...
Women's Hoops to Face Ohio State in NCAA Tournament First Round
WASHINGTON - The Atlantic 10 Champion George Washington women's basketball team has earned a No. 14 seed in the Spokane Regional and will open the NCAA...
The Best Kind of Waiting
With six wins in their final eight regular season games, they put themselves in good position for at least a WNIT bid, regardless of what happened in the...
Women's Basketball to Host Selection Monday Watch Party
WASHINGTON - The Atlantic 10 Champion George Washington women's basketball team will host a Selection Monday Watch Party in the Colonials Club of the...
CHAMPIONS! GW Wins A-10 Title
GW returns to the NCAA Tournament for the third time in four seasons while Head Coach Jen Rizzotti, a National Champion as a student-athlete at UConn,...
Women's Hoops Upsets Top-Seeded Dayton in A-10 Semifinals
RICHMOND, Va. - The George Washington women's basketball team advanced to the Atlantic 10 Championship game for the third time in the last four seasons when ...