21  Mary Pat Statler
Mary Pat Statler
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
New Cumberland, W.Va.

High School:
Oak Glen

Last College:
St. John's

Height:
5-8

Position:
G

2004-05 (Junior):
Appeared in 28 games with four starts at 12.9 minutes per game...last season's leading 3-point shooter, Statler saw her 3-point production drop to 18.2 percent (4-for-22) from 37.2 percent (32-for-86) in 2003-04...averaged 3.6 points, 1.4 rebounds per game...led team with an 81.8 percent success rate from the free-throw line (18-for-22)...grabbed a career-high six rebounds in road win at W. Michigan on Feb. 16 to go along with eight points and a steal...posted 11 points while filling in for Smiley in late-season start vs. Buffalo on Feb. 19, going 5-for-5 from the floor with an assist and a steal...tied career-high with four assists in 13 minutes off bench at No. 17 Maryland on Dec. 30...registered first career block on Dec. 18 vs. Fla. International...played in a career-high 33 minutes in loss vs. Miami on Jan. 5...scored season-high 14 points (7-of-14) with four rebounds in win vs. Morehead State on Dec. 1.

2003-04 (Sophomore):
Established herself as one of the top sixth men in the MAC...third on team in scoring (7.6 points/game - 8.4 ppg in conference games)...played in 29 games - two starts - for a 17.1 minutes per game average...led team in points in her Marshall debut, scoring 14 points in a drubbing of Morgan State...led team and 13th in the MAC in 3-point field goal percentage (37.2 percent)...nearly perfect in leading MU to its first ever win over Toledo, going 5-for-6 from the floor (2-for-2 from 3-point land, 6-of-6 from the free-throw line for 18 points) with two steals...went 4-for-4 (10 points) with a season-high three steals in road win at Texas A&M...reached double-digits in scoring in four consecutive games to close out the regular season (13.0 average)...second on team with a 81.4 percent success rate from the free-throw line...scored a season-high 19 points in a loss at Buffalo on Jan. 17, registering career-highs in field goals made/attempted (8/16), 3-point field goals attempted (11) and assists (4).

2002-03:
Sat out season in compliance with NCAA transfer rules.

2001-02 (St. John's University): Averaged 7.8 points per game as a freshman with the Red Storm...scored a career-high 21 points vs. Rutgers on Jan. 30, going 5-for-10 from downtown...also poured in 19 points against Georgetown, 17 vs. West Virginia and 14 against Connecticut....upped her scoring average to 8.4 per game in Big East contests.

High School:
Attended Oak Glen High School, where she led her team to a West Virginia class AA championship her sophomore season...named West Virginia Gatorade Player of the Year her senior campaign...lettered all four years and scored 1,350 points...Ohio Valley Athletic Conference Player of the Year her senior year...captured the OVAC 3-point championship at the Ohio-West Virginia All-Star game...averaged 22 points a game as a senior, 19 as a junior, 16 as a sophomore, and nine as a freshman...earned a letter in soccer as a sophomore and softball as a freshman.

Personal:
Born on January 29, 1983, in Johnstown, Pa....parents are Patty Burkle and Bud Statler, step-parents are Ed Burkle and Mary Statler...has a brother Matt (24)...looks to pursue a career in sports management when playing days are over...working toward a master's degree in athletic administration.