2007-08 SLC Preseason First Team
2006-07 SLC Student-Athlete of the Year
2006-07 All-SLC Third Team
2005-06 SLC Student-Athlete of the Year
Needs six 3-pointers to become the sixth player in UT Arlington history with 100-or-more in a career.
Played and started in all 33 games averaging 31.8 minutes a game... played the full 40-minutes against Arkansas-Little Rock (Nov. 17)... finished the season as the second leading scorer on the team with 10.8 points per game... led the team in scoring six times (TCU, Central Arkansas, Stephen F. Austin twice, Texas State and Sam Houston State) including a career-high 21 points versus Texas State on Feb. 2... recorded three steals in three contest (Ole Miss, Central Arkansas and Sam Houston State)... posted 19 double-digit scoring games on the season including her first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds against McNeese State on Feb. 10.
Named Hibernia Bank/SLC Women's Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year... chosen to 2006 all-SLC third team squad... started every game she played in during season... did not play against LaSalle Nov. 20, 2005, in second game of the season, but was in starting lineup the last 27 games of the year... second on team and 19th in Southland Conference in scoring with 9.9 points per game average... averaged 11.6 points per game in league play... was second on club with 45 assists and averaged just 1.0 turnover per game despite playing almost 33 minutes per game... was fifth in the league in 3-pointers made with 48... made two or more 3-pointers 18 times during year... scored double figures 15 times during season... joins teammate Terra Wallace for school record for most minutes played in a game with 55 versus UTSA in SLC Postseason Tournament March 8, 2006.
Appeared in 28 games during the season, making five starts... averaged 1.7 points and 1.1 rebounds per game... got the start in her first collegiate game against Arkansas-Little Rock... scored two points in that contest... went 4-for-7 for a career-high eight points against Villanova... grabbed a career-high six rebounds in a victory over New Mexico State... made her only three-pointer of the season against Lamar. SLC Tournament: Appeared in two contests... averaged 4.0 points and 2.0 rebounds per game... scored six points and grabbed two rebounds in the opening round victory over Stephen F. Austin... went 4-for-4 from the free-throw line in that contest.
Kempner High School:
Two-year starter and letterwinner for the Cougars... named team MVP as a senior... earned first team all-district and academic all-district laurels her senior season... also participated in track and volleyball... graduated magna cum laude... member of Who's Who Among American High School Athletes and the National Honor Roll.
Full name is Maryann Chioma Abanobi... born Sept. 16, 1986, in Lubbock... daughter of Beatrice and Kevin Abanobi... major is pre-medicine... hobbies include going to the movies, surfing the Internet and shooting hoops... future plans are to attend medical school.
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