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Tasha Marisett
40  Tasha Marisett

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Omaha, Neb.

High School:
Omaha North

Last College:
Panola JC

Height:
6-1

Position:
Forward

2006-07 (Junior)
Junior college transfer who made immediate impact, playing all 29 games and earning 15 starts ... was fourth on the squad in scoring (8.8) while checking in as the second-leading rebounding (5.3) ... particularly strong rebounder at offensive end, grabbing 64 caroms ... only Timika Williams (67) had more ... very good shooter, evidenced by team-best 44.3 percentage from the floor ... also paced squad in double-doubles, achieving the feat five times ... UTEP was 4-1 in those contests ... cracked double digits in scoring 12 times ... Miners posted 10-2 mark when she did so ... solid defender, registering 36 steals ... figure was aided by five games with at least three thefts ... poured in career-high 22 points on 9-of-13 shooting to go along with 11 boards in home triumph against Houston (1/2) ... tallied 11 points and snagged 12 boards at SMU (1/12) ... notched first-career double-double with 20-point, 13-rebound outing against I-10 rival New Mexico State (11/22) ... very efficient in triumph over UC-Irvine (11/18), racking up 18 pointes in only 21 minutes of action ... came off bench against Louisiana-Lafayette to spark Miners ... scored 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds in 33 minutes of action versus the Rajin' Cajuns ... added career-high three assists in game as well ... had 15 points and six boards in 17 bench minutes against North Texas (12/2) ... earned starting nods in seven Conference USA contests, in addition to both games at the league tourney ... reached double figures in rebounding seven times, tying with Williams for most on the squad ... two of those games were in the postseason, as she nabbed 10 rebounds against both Memphis and Rice ... broke out of eight-game funk with 12 points at East Carolina (2/15).

Junior College
One-year starter at forward for coach Tracey Stellato at Panola Junior College in Carthage, Texas ... named to the NJCAA All-Region XIV team after her sophomore season ... two-time All-East Texas Athletic Conference selection ... led the Fillies to a 15-14 record in 2005-06 and a spot in the Region XIV finals ... as a freshman in 2004-05, Panola won a school-record 29 games and qualified for the NJCAA National Tournament ... averaged a double-double as a sophomore with 20.2 points and 12.5 rebounds per game ... recorded 18 double-doubles and had four games with at least 30 points ... career-high 48 points against New Mexico JC on Nov. 4, 2005 - had just two points at the half ... banked in a 3-pointer from approximately 38 feet to send the game into overtime as Panola went on to win 118-112 ... as a freshman, she posted per game averages of 14.8 points and 9.0 rebounds ... in her two-year career, she had 1,000 points (17.2 ppg), 583 rebounds (10.6 rpg), 86 steals, 75 assists and 20 blocks, while shooting 49.8 percent from the floor and 68.9 percent from the charity stripe ... named Region XIV Player of the Week two times during her career ... ranked 73rd among junior college sophomores by Michael White's All-Star Girls Report.

High School
Four-year letterwinner at Omaha North High School for coach Tula Black ... All-Region honoree from 2002-04 ... was a Wendy's High School Heisman Nominee in 2004 ... pulled down a career-best 23 rebounds against Benson High School in 2003 ... led her squad to the district title as a freshman ... member of the honor roll and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Personal
Full name is Natasha Ann Marisett ... a bachelor multidisciplinary studies major ... goes by Tasha ... has two brothers, James, 35, and Curtis, 33, and three sisters, Sophia, 40, Couchetta, 38, and Jackie, 36 ... enjoys shopping, cooking, watching movies and listening to music when not on the court ... born on Dec. 25, 1985, in Omaha, Neb ... daughter of Ann Marisett and Maurice Hampton.

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