4 Maria Blazejewski
4 Maria Blazejewski
Height: 6-0
Year: Senior
Hometown: Beulah, Mich.
High School: Benzie Central
Position: Forward

Junior (2011-12): Received her second All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Second Team honor after ranking fourth in the GLIAC in overall scoring at 16.2 points per game, ninth in blocked shots and 12th in free-throw percentage...Was named GLIAC North Division Player of the week on Nov. 21, 2011, after averaging 21.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.3 assists during wins against Alma and Michigan-Deaborn...Also received the honor on Jan. 30, 2012, after scoring a career-high tying 27 points, including her 1,000th career point, during a six-point victory over Ohio Dominican (1/26) and averaging 25.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 4.0 blocks against ODU and Tiffin...Averaged 15.4 ppg against GLIAC competition...Scored 20 or more points in 10 contests and had five or more assists in six outings...Totaled a career-high seven blocked shots during a 71-67 victory over Tiffin (1/28)...Finished the season ranked eighth in LSSU career free-throw percentage (.756) and 18th in career scoring...Received a GLIAC Academic Excellence Award.

Sophomore (2010-11): Was named to the All-Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Second Team and received a GLIAC Academic Excellence Award after averaging 13.2 points and 5.0 rebounds per game, and leading the Lakers in blocked shots with 20...Ranked 12th in the GLIAC in overall scoring and 14th in field-goal percentage...Scored a season-high 23 points during a 70-68 loss to Michigan Tech (2/12)...Totaled 15 points and a career-high 12 rebounds against Lake Erie (1/20) for her lone double double of the season...Scored in double figures during 19 contests.

Freshman (2009-10): A GLIAC Rookie of the Year candidate...Ranked 11th in the GLIAC and led LSSU in scoring at 12.8 points per game...Ranked 14th in the league in field-goal percentage (.454)...Scored a career-high 27 points during a 67-64 victory over Tiffin (12.19)...Scored 20 or more points in three games and hit double figures 21 times...Totaled 12 points and a season-high 10 rebounds during a 62-60 loss to Saginaw Valley State (1/2) for her first collegiate double double...Received the Terry McDermott Female Freshman of the Year Award at LSSU.

Prep: Finished her prep career as the second-leading all-time scorer with 1,270 points and fourth-leading rebounder at Benzonia-Benzie Central High School...Averaged 19 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game in 2008-09...Was named to the Detroit Free Press All-State First Team, Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan’s Best Team in Class B and Traverse City Record Eagle Dream Team, and received Associated Press All-State Special Mention...Also earned all-state honors as a goalkeeper in soccer...Was ranked fifth in her class academically.

Personal: Daughter of Mark and Kathleen Blazejewski...Father, Mark, played basketball at LSSU from 1974-78...Sister, Meredith, was a four-year letter winner in basketball at Adrian College...Majoring in exercise science.

Career Statistics:

Year GP Pts-Avg. Rebs-Avg. Assts.
2009-10 28 357-12.8 103-3.7 28
2010-11 26 344-13.2 129-5.0 39
2011-12 26 420-16.2 152-5.8 55
Total 80 1121-14.0 384-4.8 122