#44 Marshae Dotson (mar-SHAY)
Marshae (mar-SHAY) Dotson is strong force in the paint … can face up and score … takes great pride in rebounding … 2006 Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team … earned 2006 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll accolades ... named SEC Freshman of the Week for Jan. 16-22, 2006 ... fifth different Gator from the state of Ohio … trained and conditioned in Gainesville in addition to completing classes during the 2005 Summer B session.
Freshman Year (2005-06) Played in all 30 games ... first post off the bench, averaged 14.7 minutes per game ... scored in all but one game, posting seven double-figure scoring games and two double-figure rebounding games ... voted to the All-SEC Freshmen Team by the league's coaches ... UF's fourth-leading rebounder (4.5 rpg) and sixth-leading scorer (6.8 ppg) ... in SEC games averaged 7.0 points and 4.9 rebounds while shooting 54.9 percent from the floor ... shot a team-high 55.7 percent (83-149) from the floor ... scored eight points in each of UF's final two games, including the NCAA first round contest when she hit 4-of-6 from the field ... made a quick impact in her SEC Tournament debut, scoring six points with six rebounds and two steals against Mississippi State (March 2) in the first round ... went 8-for-8 from the free throw line en route to eight points with five rebounds in the win against No. 2 LSU (Feb. 16) ... ignited the Gators in the win at Mississippi State (Feb. 9), scoring 10 points with nine rebounds in 23 minutes ... sparked UF with an offensive put-back and three rebounds in eight minutes of play at No. 21 Kentucky (Feb. 5) ... named SEC Freshman of the Week for Jan. 16-22 after helping UF to wins over Ole Miss and No. 19 Vanderbilt by averaging a team-best 15 points with 7 rebounds while shooting a blistering 91.7 percent (11-12) from the floor ... UF's leading scorer with a career-high 17 points in 17 minutes in the win against No. 19 Vanderbilt (Jan. 22) ... collected her second double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds in 15 minutes during the win at Ole Miss (Jan. 19) ... posted her first career double-double, recording 11 points with a career-high 10 rebounds at Georgia (Jan. 8) in 21 minutes ... career night during the comeback against Florida State (Jan. 2), scoring 14 points on 7-of-7 shooting with seven rebounds in 24 minutes of play ... during a three-minute span late against UT-Arlington (Dec. 19), grabbed three rebounds and dished an assist to help stave off a Maverick rally ... had a huge bucket with 1:40 remaining against Illinois (Dec. 9) to give UF a six-point lead ... instrumental during UF's 16-point second-half comeback at Charlotte when on one series grabbed three consecutive offensive rebounds, getting the last one to fall and bringing the Gators within one point, 69-68, with 6:56 remaining.
High School Graduated in June of 2005 from Mifflin High School, where she was coached by Troy Taylor … finalist for the 2005 McDonald's All-American game … received Honorable Mention notice for the 2005 WBCA High School All-America Game … rated No. 30 in Blue Star's listing of the Top 100 seniors … selected first team 2005 Associated Press Division I Girls All-Ohio … averaged 18.9 points per game her senior year … 2005 District 10 Player of the Year for Division I … directed Mifflin High School to a 23-1 record her junior season, averaging 18.3 points and 13.4 rebounds while shooting 74 percent from the free throw line … the Punchers captured the Division II state title her sophomore year and was runner up her freshman season … helped the 2004 USA Youth Development Festival North Team to the silver medal as the squad's third leading scorer and second leading rebounder, with 10.2 points and 7.0 rebounds … one of just 31 players in the country invited to the 2004 U.S. Junior National Team Trials … named to the 2003-2004 Associated Press Division I Girls All-Ohio high school basketball second team … at the 2004 Nike All-America Camp held in St. Louis, Dotson was noted by USA Today as one of two players who had their "stock rising" based on her performance.
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