Marissa Washington
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    Marissa Washington

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Theodore, Ala.

    High School:
    McGill-Toolen Catholic

    Height:
    6-0

    Position:
    Middle Blocker

    Birthdate:
    11/15/1983


    Updated August 22, 2005

    Worth Noting: Washington's .278 career hitting percentage through her first three years at SIU currently ranks sixth all-time.

    2004: Played 98 games and 28 matches, starting all 28 ... posted a team-best .304 hitting percentage, ranking ninth all-time at SIU and seventh in the MVC for the season ... recorded five double-doubles, four against Valley opponents ... career-high double-double against Evansville (10/19) where she had 17 kills and 16 digs, both career-bests ... finished the 2004 season ranked second in block solos (15) and service aces (24), third in block assists (59) and fifth in kills (226), kills per game (2.31) and digs (143) ... posted career season-bests in four categories ... named to the 25th Saluki Invitational All-Tournament Team.

    2003: Started all 30 matches and played in 108 games ... was the only Saluki to start every match ... led SIU with a .294 overall and .328 Missouri Valley Conference hitting percentage ... the .294 overall mark ranks top-15 all-time in SIU history for a single season ... her .328 MVC mark ranked ninth in the Valley in 2003 ... led the Salukis with a career-high 94 total blocks, 77 block assists and 0.87 blocks per game ... finished second with 17 solo blocks; third in kills (218), aces (27) and attempts (517); and fifth in kills per game (2.02), all career-highs ... had a career-high ten block assists vs. Buffalo (9/5), tying for the fifth-best mark in SIU history ... hit a team and career-high .714 with ten kills and no errors in 14 attempts vs. Butler (9/12) ... led SIU with 20 aces and 59 total blocks in MVC play ... also finished third in kills (145) and kills per game (2.23) in Valley matches ... had a season-high 15 kills vs. Drake (11/21) ... tied her career-high with four solo blocks vs. Indiana State (11/7) and finished with nine blocks in the match.

    2002: Played in 22 matches and 48 games, starting eight matches at middle blocker ... totaled 57 kills, eight assists, eight aces, 37 digs, 12 block solos, 28 block assists and 40 total blocks ... hit .385 (6 kills, one error, 13 attempts) vs North Texas in SIU's championship run at the Southwest Texas State Classic ... added a season-high four solo blocks in the MVC Tournament opening round game against Illinois State, eight total blocks vs UMKC and six block assists against UMKC and IPFW (10/12) ... hit .300 or better in six matches.

    McGill-Toolen Catholic High School: Named a FAB 50 Student Sports magazine Preseason All-American in 2001 ... led team to a #8 national ranking and 64-2 record ... hit .378 (476 kills, 142 errors, 884 attempts) with highs of 20 kills and 17 blocks (2 solo, 15 block assists) ... twice had 15 blocks, including a 7 solo block, 8 block assists effort ... 2001 Mobile Press Register Player of the Year ... Area Tournament MVP ... led her team to 6A state titles in 1999, 2000 and 2001 ... 6A All-Tournament Team every year ... led her team to four Gulf Coast Region Championships (1998-2001), the Tampa (Fla.) Invitational Tournament Championship (2001) ... Tampa (Fla.) Invitational Tournament All-Tournament Team in 2000 and 2001 ... all-tournament at Alabama/Louisiana Challenge (1999, 2000, 2001), the Alabama/Tennessee Challenge (1999, 2000) and Nike Challenge Preview Tournament (2000) ... 2000-2001 basketball team MVP, named all-county ... led her team to the Sweet 16 as a junior.

    Personal: Majoring in hospitality and tourism ... named to the Dean's List one semester ... a prep honor roll student ... played club volleyball for Move Your Feet ... born on November 15, 1983 in Mobile, Ala. ... has a brother, Oliver IV, and a sister, Kala ... daughter of Marie and Oliver Washington III.

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