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Maria Recker
Maria Recker

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Auburn, Ind.

High School:
DeKalb HS

Height:
5-10

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
12/20/1980

Experience:
3VL


NOTES: Enters senior season ranked sixth at MSU in career three point field goals with 49 ... 88.6 percent of her points last season came from three-point baskets.

JUNIOR (2001-02): Academic All-Big Ten ... played in 18 games, averaging 2.4 points and 0.9 rebounds ... scored three points vs. Marquette (12/2) and added one rebound, one assist and one steal ... recorded three points vs. Oakland (12/5) ... made first start of the season at Illinois (1/13), added 10 points and two rebounds ... hit two-straight three-point field goals to begin the Ohio State contest (1/17), finished with six points and one rebound ... nine points on 3-of-6 shooting from three-point range at Minnesota (2/24), also grabbed two rebounds and added one assist in 15 minutes ... five points, one rebound and one steal in WNIT Second Round at Illinois (3/16) ... two points and two rebounds in WNIT Quarterfinals vs. Alabama (3/19).

SUMMER (2001): Traveled with the Big Ten Foreign Tour Team to Switzerland and France ... averaged 7.0 points and 1.8 rebounds in five games.

SOPHOMORE (2000-01): Academic All-Big Ten ... MSU?s Coaches Award ... played in 22 games, averaging 4.0 points and 1.2 rebounds ... missed most of the preseason while recovering from off-season shoulder surgery ... made first appearance of season vs. Arkansas State (11/17) ... posted four points and two boards in seven minutes ... added six points and two rebounds vs. Virginia Tech (11/25) ... eight points and three boards vs. Chicago State (11/26) ... season-high 13 points in win over Detroit (11/30) ... five points, four rebounds and three assists at Samford (12/8) ... nine points in 12 minutes vs. Central Michigan (12/20) ... came off bench to add eight points and two assists at Minnesota (1/7) ... eight points and two assists in 15 minutes vs. Minnesota (2/25).

FRESHMAN (1999-2000): Appeared in 30 games, gaining two starts (Butler and Ohio State) ... averaged 4.2 points and 1.5 rebounds ... connected on 36.2 percent (17-of-47) three-point field goals, placing ninth on the MSU career charts ... third on MSU freshman records for three-point field goals (17) and three-point field goal percentage (.362) ... four games in double figures, including career-high 15 points vs. Ohio (12/21) ... 13 points, seven rebounds, two assists and one block vs. Penn State (1/23) ... 10 points, two steals and one board at Central Michigan (12/8) ... hit game-winning basket with 0.8 seconds left in 73-72 victory over Alabama (11/20) in the championship game of the Felpausch/MSU Classic.

PRIOR TO MSU: A four-year letterwinner for coach Mark Rohm at DeKalb High ... second-team all-state honors from the Indiana Coaches Association as a senior ... 1998-99 Fort Wayne News-Sentinel PrepSports Girls Basketball Player of the Year ... averaged 18.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game as a senior in leading the Barons to a share of the Northeast Hoosier Conference title and a conference tournament championship ... guided DeKalb to a record of 61-25 during her four years, including a 20-3 mark in 1999 ... finished career as DeKalb?s second all-time leading scorer with 1,510 points ... first-team all-conference selection four times ... averaged 18.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per contest as a sophomore to earn Evening Star/News-Sun Player of the Year ... first-team all-state in 1998 ... Indiana Junior All-Star (1998) ... preseason Street & Smith?s Honorable Mention All-American ... three-year team captain ... also lettered in volleyball ... National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... played on same AAU team (Lady Legit) as current Spartan teammates Vnemina Reese and Abby Salscheider ... member of Lady Legit team that placed fourth at 1998 national tournament ... also placed fourth at 1999 national tourney with Indiana?s Finest.

PERSONAL: Born Dec. 20, 1980 ... daughter of Clair Recker and Marti Pepple ... father played basketball at Bluffton College ... sisters, Wendy (1993-97) and Annie (1994), played basketball at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne ... brother, Luke, played basketball at Indiana for two years and is now at Iowa ... a pre-med major who hopes to attend medical school.

CAREER TOTALS

					   -Three-Point-
Year	GP/GS	Min./Avg	FG-FGA	FG%	FG-FGA	FG%	FT-FTA	FT%	REB	AVG	PF/D	A	TO	BL	ST	PTS	AVG
1999-2000	30/2	380/12.7	48-140	.343	17-47	.362	14-17	.824	45	1.5	30/0	22	24	4	8	127	4.2
2000-01	22/8	272/12.4	27-97	.278	19-62	.306	14-17	.824	26	1.2	13/0	15	17	0	1	87	4.0
2001-02	18/4	154/8.6	15-50	.300	13-36	.361	1-2	.500	16	0.9	9/0	10	5	0	7	44	2.4
Career	70/14	806/11.5	90-287	.314	49-145	.338	29-36	.806	87	1.2	52/0	47	46	4	16	258	3.7

CAREER HIGHS

Points - 15, vs. Ohio, 12/21/99

Field Goals - 5, vs. Central Michigan, 12/8/99; vs. Ohio, 12/21/99 & vs. Penn State, 1/23/00

FG Attempts - 16, vs. Ohio, 12/21/99

3-Point Field Goals - 3, four times, last at Minnesota, 2/24/02 Rebounds - 7, vs. Penn State, 1/23/00

Assists - 4, vs. Ohio, 12/21/99

Blocks - 1, four times

Steals - 2, vs. Central Michigan, 12/8/99 & vs. Indiana, 1/13/00

Career Double Figure Scoring Games - 6

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