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Marianne Curtis

position

Guard

Height

5-7

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Miami, Fla.

High School

Palmetto HS

Marianne Curtis - Women's Basketball - University of Miami Athletics

At Miami
Played only one season (2004-05) before suffering ankel injuries that ended her UM career.

2004-05 (Freshman)
Saw action in 24 games and recorded two starts as a true freshman…Scored a career-high six points, hitting a season-high two three pointers, against Fairfield (12/28) in the opening game of the UM Holiday Classic…Recorded the first start of her collegiate career against UCF (12/13)…Dished out two assists on four occasions.

Prior to Miami
Started every game of her high school career at Palmetto High School…Recorded over 2,000 career points at PHS…As a senior, she averaged 19.6 points and 7.4 assists and was named to the Miami Herald All-Dade First Team and the Sun-Sentinel All-State Second Team…Earned Miami Herald All-Dade First Team and Sun-Sentinel All-State Third Team honors her junior year…Set the PHS school record with a 39 point performance against Sunset High School her junior year…Enrolled at Sunset High School for her senior year.

Personal
Majoring in english…Enjoys reading and spending time with her family…Regards her brother Tim as her biggest inspiration.