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Marshae Dotson

F

Height
5' 11"
CLASS
Sr.
Hometown
Columbus, Ohio (Mifflin)
Experience
3L
School
(data as of April 2, 2009)

 (data as of April 2, 2009)

*2008 & ‘09 First-Team All-SEC*

 

 

Marshae (mar-SHAY) Dotson was considered one of the best undersized post players in the country … a strong force in the paint … 2009 First-Team All-Southeastern Conference (coaches) and a Second-Team selection by the media … voted 2007-08 First-Team All-SEC by the league’s coaches and a Second-Team selection by the media … 2006-07 Second-Team All- SEC performer (coaches) and Associated Press All-SEC Honorable Mention team selection … 2006 SEC All-Freshman Team … UF’s leading rebounder each of her last three years (2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09) … earned a spot on the 2007 and 2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll and 2006 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll ... recognized as the SEC Freshman of the Week for Jan. 16-22, 2006 ... fifth different Gator from the state of Ohio … needs only to complete an internship to receive her B.S. degree in Recreation, Parks & Tourism with a specialization in Recreation Event Management.

 

Career Notes

In UF’s CAREER record book, upon graduation: No. 2 for field goal percentage (55.5%, just behind the 55.7% by U.S. Olympian Tammy Jackson, 1981-85) ... No. 10 scoring (1,529) ... No. 9 rebounds (854) ... No. 9 made field goals (598) ... No. 5 made free throws (333) ... No. 5 free throw attempted (499) ... t-No. 4 games played (126) ... became the 20th Gator to score 1,000 career points, reaching the milestone versus Mississippi State on February 10, 2008 … grabbed at least one rebound in every game of her career and scored in all except one game, including in each of the last 97 of her career ... started 95 of the 126 games she played ... never missed a game in her career ... 76 double-figure scoring games ... 22 double-figure rebounding games ... 19 double-doubles ... 22 games scoring at least 20 points

 

UF SEASON Records overall and by CLASS, upon completion of each year: highest FG pct by a senior (60.3% in 2008-09), third-highest FG pct in a season (60.3% in 2008-09), sixth-most made free throws in a season (110 in 2007-08), most free throws attempted in a season (162 in 2007-08), most free throws made in a season by a Gator junior (110 in 2007-08) and most free throws attempted in a season by a Gator junior (162 in 2007-08)

 

Senior Year (2008-09)

Voted a First Team All-SEC performer by the league’s coaches and a Second Team honoree by the media ... starting forward in all 32 games ... ended career having started the final 38 games … UF’s leader for rebounds (220, 6.9 pg), field goal percentage (60.3%, No. 1 in SEC, No. 5 in nation) and made field goals (181, 5.7 pg), and ranked second for scoring (14.0 ppg), free throws made (85) and free throws attempted (132) … one of three Gators who scored in every game (also Sha Brooks & Sharielle Smith) ...

UF’s leading scorer in 9 games, leading rebounder 16 times and assist leader twice …

 

in 14 SEC games, averaged 15.4 points (Tied-No. 5 in SEC), 6.8 rebounds (T-No. 9 in the SEC) and shooting 62.6 percent (No. 1 in the SEC) ...

 

named First Team All-SEC by the league’s coaches for the second consecutive season, becoming only the seventh Gator to earn a pair of first-team accolades ...

 

became the first Gator to lead the SEC in an individual stats category, as she shot a league-best 60.3 percent from the floor (last Gator to lead the SEC in a stats category was in 2004, when Vanessa Hayden was the SEC’s top rebounder (10.6 rpg) and top shot-blocker (3.57 pg)) … the only other Gators who have led the SEC in FG% were 1992 U.S. Olympian Tammy Jackson (60.5% in 1982) and 2000 & 2008 U.S. Olympian DeLisha Milton (56.3% in 1997) …

 

in UF’s two NCAA Tournament games (vs. Temple & Connecticut), averaged a team-best 17.5 points and hit 50 percent from the field (14-28) and 87.5 percent (7-8) from the free throw line ...

 

scored a season-high 22 points three times, including the finale at UConn (March 24) ...

 

vs. Tennessee (March 6) in SEC Tournament quarterfinal game, scored 18 of her 20 points in the second half, shooting 8-of-11, also totaling a game-high five steals (tied her career-high) and six rebounds …

 

in the regular-season finale at Georgia (March 1), tied her season-high of 22 points, hitting 10-of-16 from the floor and 2-of-2 from the free throw line, while collecting a team-high eight rebounds ...

 

at LSU (Feb. 15), posted her third double-double of the season, contributing 15 points with a game-high 10 rebounds, topping the 1,400-point milestone during the game ...

 

had scored in double-figures in nine consecutive games before having the streak halted at Vanderbilt (Feb. 12), when she was strapped with foul trouble but did manage eight points and seven rebounds ... in the historic win against Tennessee (Feb. 8), scored 10 points – including a perfect 6-for-6 from the free-throw line, collected a game-high three steals and became the 10th player in school history to join the 800-rebound club; her final rebound of the night was a huge offensive board with 28 seconds remaining, as she corralled a missed free throw by Brooks and was fouled shortly afterwards, converting both free throws to extend UF’s lead to seven points, 64-57 ...

 

at Alabama (Feb. 5) tallied her second double-double of the season and the 18th of her career, scoring 14 points with 12 rebounds ... during game at Arkansas (Feb. 1), became fifth Gator to hit 300 free throws in a career ... against Georgia (Jan. 18), scored a game-high 20 points and tied for the team lead with six rebounds ... at South Carolina (Jan. 15) scored 19 points on 8-of-8 shooting from the floor and 3-of-4 from the free throw line, also topping the 1,300-point career plateau ... named SEC Player of the Week (Jan. 19) for the first time in her career following her performance in those two games ... versus the much taller Auburn Tigers (Jan. 11), scored a team-high 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting, while grabbing a team-high eight rebounds … against Mississippi State (Jan. 8) in the SEC-opener, scored 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting, with nine rebounds and tied her career-high with five steals … scored a season-high 22 points in UF’s season-opener (at FGCU, Nov. 14) … also hit 20 points against Vermont (Dec. 29) in the first round of UF’s State Farm Classic, en route being named MVP of UF’s annual home tournament for the second consecutive year after she guided the Gators to this year’s title, averaging a team-high 16.0 points along with 8.5 rebounds, while shooting 73.7 percent (14-19) from the floor, becoming only the third two-time winner of the event’s top individual honor, joining UF All-Americans Merlakia Jones (1993 & 1994) and DeLisha Milton (1995 & 1996) as the only other repeat winners … moved into the No. 10 spot at UF for rebounding during the Jan. 29 game against Kentucky, when she collected a team-high eight rebounds and moved passed the 777 grabbed by Rhvonja Smith (1987-91) … topped the 1,300-point plateau at South Carolina (Jan. 15), when she hit 8-of-8 from the field and 3-of-4 from the free throw line ... topped the 1,200-point milestone vs. Coppin State (Dec. 12) and the 700-rebound plateau at N.C. State (Dec. 7) … selected to the five-player preseason First Team All-SEC squad by the league’s media and to the coaches’ 10-player All-SEC First Team squad … Preseason Third-Team All-American (by Sporting News) … 25 double-figure scoring games … 5 double-figure rebounding games … seven 20-point games … 3 double-doubles.

 

Junior Year (2007-08)

Voted First-Team All-SEC (eight-player team) by the league’s coaches and Second-Team All-SEC (five-player team) by the league’s media  … selected by her teammates as one of the 2007-08 tri-captains … earned a spot on the SEC Academic Honor Roll … one of five Gators who played in all 33 games … started all except one game, coming off the bench against South Carolina (Feb. 24) after missing two practices leading up to the game because of illness, but still managed to score a team-high 17 points on 6-of-7 shooting along with seven rebounds, despite having her consecutive games-started streak halted at 57 games … had been UF’s leading scorer and rebounder all season until March 8 following the two games at the SEC Tournament, when she totaled just nine points and eight rebounds, while averaging 13 minutes per game due to foul trouble and injury … UF’s leading rebounder (262, 7.9 rpg), while ranking second for scoring (432, 13.1 ppg) … also led UF in field goal percentage (53.1%), free throws made (110) and free throws attempted (162), while ranking third in assists (54) and steals (57) ... in the SEC statistics for all games, ranked No. 1 for offensive rebounding (3.42 pg), No. 10 for scoring, No. 8 for rebounding and No. 8 for free throw percentage … was the SEC’s sixth-leading rebounder for league games, collecting 8.0 per outing; also ranked No. 3 in SEC games for field goal percentage (53.8%), No. 8 in scoring (13.6 ppg), No. 2 in offensive rebounds (3.43 pg), No. 8 for free throw percentage (70.0%) and tied for No. 9 for defensive rebounds (4.57 pg) … with 6:24 remaining in the game against Mississippi State (Feb. 10), eclipsed the 1,000-point plateau for her career, becoming the 20th Gator to reach the scoring milestone … exploded with a 20-point, 14-rebound effort against LSU (Feb. 3), netting her eighth double-double of the season … collected her ninth double-double at Ole Miss (March 2) in the regular-season finale, when she tallied 11 points and 13 rebounds with a career-high five steals helping the Gators rally for the 17-point comeback win … named the MVP of the State Farm Classic (Dec. 29) after tagging Alabama A&M for a career-tying 26 points and 10 rebounds in the title game … also scored a career-tying 26 points in the tough road loss at Kentucky (Jan. 10), when she also collected 12 rebounds and hit 10-of-17 from the floor … broke the tip of her nose during the season-opener against Xavier (Nov. 9), but three days later led the Gators with 25 points and 16 rebounds in the win over Robert Morris (Nov. 12) … broke a front lower tooth during the game against Stetson (Nov. 26), needing a root canal and a crown to repair the damage and played at Jacksonville (Nov. 28) less than 24 hours later … 23 double-figure scoring games … 10 double-figure rebounding games … five 20-point games … nine double-doubles.

 

Sophomore Year (2006-07)

Selected by the league’s coaches as a Second-Team All-SEC performer ... Associated Press All-SEC Honorable Mention team selection ... earned SEC Academic Honor Roll status ... starting forward in all 31 games … one of four Gators who played in every game (Sha Brooks, Kim Dye and Briana Phillips) …only Gator who scored in every game … led UF in rebounding (7.6 pg) and field goal percentage (53.2%), while ranking second for scoring (14.4 ppg) and free throw attempts (138) … in the SEC standings for league games, ranked No. 4 for scoring (16.4 ppg), No. 7 for rebounding (8.1 rpg), No. 4 for field goal percentage (55.5%) and No. 13 for steals (1.79 pg) … nearly doubled her productivity in every statistical category from the 2005-06 season, when she recorded: 6.8 ppg, 4.5 rpg, collected 18 steals, played 14.7 minutes and shot 58.2 percent from the free throw line - compared with 2006-07 when she contributed 14.4 points, 7.6 rebounds, 48 steals, 28.8 minutes and hitting 71.7 percent from the charity stripe … re-set every personal career statistical game category during the year, including her scoring total four times … UF’s leading scorer in 10 games and leading rebounder in 14 … tallied 10 20-point games, including in each of the final three of the season and in four of the last five contests ... in the last three games of the year, averaged 22.3 points and 9.7 rebounds while hitting 56.5 percent (26-46) from the floor: scored 20 points versus No. 13 Vanderbilt in the SEC Tournament quarterfinal after contributing 25 against Mississippi State (March 1) in the SEC Tournament first round game and 22 vs. Kentucky (Feb. 25), when she hit 10-of-14 from the floor … tallied a 24-point, nine-rebound effort against Alabama (Feb. 18), when she hit 9-of-10 shots from the floor, including the game-winning bucket with 54 seconds remaining ... went for a career-high 26 points with eight rebounds against Auburn (Jan. 18), hitting 11-of-19 from the floor … played all 40 minutes against Ole Miss (Feb. 1), the first time she has gone the distance during her career ... had a career-long streak of 11 made free throws … tallied a then-career and game-high 20 points with five rebounds at Xavier (Nov. 12), playing in front of a large group of friends and family who made the trip from Columbus … 21 double-figure scoring games … six double-figure rebounding games … five double-doubles … 10 20-point scoring games.

 

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 … 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, becoming the sixth freshman to lead the Gators in field goal percentage, joining UF greats Quientella Bonner, Tammy Jackson, Merlakia Jones, Murriel Page and Vanessa Hayden … scored eight points in both of UF’s final two games, including the NCAA first-round contest when she hit 4-of-6 from the field ... 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’ win at Mississippi State (Feb. 9), scoring 10 points with nine rebounds in 23 minutes ... 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 91.7 percent (11-12) from the floor ... UF’s leading scorer with a then-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 ... 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 … seven double-figure scoring games … two double-figure rebounding games … two double-doubles.

 

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.

 

 

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