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
'That's Just Mei'
For the past three seasons, Bautista has put that outsized personality on display every time she takes the court for the Buff and Blue.
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