Mariah Szymanski (2016)
University of Sioux Falls
Hometown: Pulaski, WI
University of Sioux Falls Bio
CAREER: Recorded 34 career double digit scoring games with 12 of 15 points or more and 10 over 20 points and four over 30 and scored a school record 43 points with a school record nine three pointers in 10 attempts with a school record 14 field goals in 20 attempts while adding three assists, three rebounds and three steals in a career-best night...the 43 points was an NSIC best in 2017-18 and tied with two others for the single game best in NCAA. DII...has 796 career points...scored in 78-of-89 games...knocked in a three-point field goals in 59 of 90 games with 32 games with two or more three pointers...has 13 games with three or more treys and six games with five or more, plus owning school mark for made threes with nine (10 attempts) against Concordia St. Paul on Jan. 20, 2018...was named All-NSIC second team twice (2017-18, 2018-19)...has played in 90 games with 51 starts.
2018-19: Named to the All-NSIC second team in a 23-8 season…averaged 10.3 points (318 total) in 31 games with 30 starts…played 888 minutes or 28.6 per game…made 107-of-259 field goals for 41.3 percent…connected on 36-of-117 3-point field goals for 30.8 percent…hit 68-of-83 free throws for 81.9 percent…collected 106 rebounds (20 offensive, 86 defensive boards) for 3.4 per game…had 54 foul and fouled out twice…had a team-high 86 assists or 2.8 per game…had six blocks and 30 steals…has 10 career games of 20 points or more with three in 2018-19… had a season-high of 33 vs. Northern State on Feb. 8 in Aberdeen against NSU had a season-best five made threes…in 23 games this season has a made three and has 59 career games with a three and 32 or more (10 this season) with two or more triples…recorded her first career double double with 11 points and season-high 10 rebounds in a 76-62 road win over Augustana on Feb. 22…16 times scored in double digit points with three over 20 points and one over 30…had a career-high 10 assists against Winona State on 2/15/19…
2017-18: Named second team All-NSIC, helping lead USF to a 16-13 and an appearance in the NSIC Tournament quarterfinals...earned her first-ever NSIC Player of the Week honors on Jan. 22 after setting three school records in an 84-56 road win over Concordia St. Paul (1/20/18)...scored a school record 43 points with a school record nine three pointers in 10 attempts with a school record 14 field goals in 20 attempts while adding three assists, three rebounds and three steals in a career-best night...the 43 points was an NSIC best in 2017-18 and tied with two others for the single game best in NCAA DII...on the season, averaged 13.0 points, which ranked 13th in the NSIC...also averaged 2.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game...scored 376 points...hit 133-of-303 field goals for 43.9 percent...made 59-of-144 three-pointers for 41 percent, which ranked eighth in the NSIC...with 2.0 made threee pointers per game, ranked fourth in the NSIC...hit 51-of-71 free throws for 71.8 percent...had 82 rebounds, 17 offensive boards; 60 assists and 36 steals...averaged 28.1 minutes per game...in same game made 9-of-10 from three-point distance with nine 3's most in the NSIC and tied for fifth most in NCAA DII this season...started final 21 games, playing 29 overall...played critical role as USF upset the No. 2 NSIC Tournament seed MSU Moorhead, 59-56, and reached tourney semifinals for third straight year...scored 26 points against MSUM in the tournament, including the game-winning lay-up with 8.6 seconds to play...subsequently knocked down two free throws for the final 59-56 margin of victory...in game, hit 9-of-13 field goals, including 4-of-5 from three-point range...registered 31 points in a loss to Augustana on 12-31-17 at the Stewart Center...against Augustana, hit 11-of-18 field goals, including 4-of-7 treys and 5-of-6 foul shots while supplying four assists and a steal...had 16 double digit point games with seven of 20 points or more, including two of 30 or more (31 vs Augustana; 43 vs Concordia St. Paul)...had 20 or more points in five of final eight games of season...had a career high eight rebounds at Upper Iowa on Jan. 5, 2018 and at Augustana on Feb. 9, 2018...registered a carer-high five assists against U-Mary on Feb. 2, 2018 and in the NSIC Tourney vs. Augustana on Feb. 26, 2018...set a career-high of eight made three throws in 10 attempts vs. U-Mary on Feb. 2, 2018...scored in 28-of-29 games, including final 27 straight...had 24 games with a made three-pointer, including 15 games with two or more threes...recorded nine games with three or more threes and six games with at least four treys in a game
2016-17: Member of 22-9 team that reached the NSIC Tournament Championship before falling 55-52 to Northern State...averaged 3.4 points per game, scoring 102 in the season...played in 30 games but did not make a start...hit 33-of-110 field goals for 30 percent, including 22-of-66 from three-point range for 33.3 percent...also converted 14-of-21 free throws for 66.7 percent...had 28 rebounds (0.9 rpg), including 20 on the defensive end...had 14 assists, 15 turnovers, seven steals...had two double digit scoring games, including a season-high 14 against Minot State on Feb. 4, 2017...recorded a season-high four rebounds vs. Dakota State on Nov. 22, 2016...scored in 20-of-30 games...had 12 games with at least one three-pointer and seven games with two or more treys...also had two games with three or more threes and one game (Minot State) with four treys (4-of-5).
HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year starter...honored as a first-team All-State performer by three publications her senior year, leading the Pulaski Red Raiders to a 22-3 record and a regional championship...poured in 18.4 points per game while averaging 5.0 rebounds, 3.2 assists, and 2.7 steals...named Fox River Classic Conference offensive MVP and earned first-team a first-team all-conference nod...earned three All-State appointments and was named all-conference as a junior and sophomore...helped her team to a regional championship with nearly 14 points and four rebounds per game as a sophomore and 8.8 points ppg and 4.2 assists as freshman on a region championship squad...at Pulaski High, set nine career records, including total points (1,455), assists (351), steals (247), three-point field goals made (129), free throws made (362), single season points (461), single-season assists (106), consecutive free throws made (32), and three-point field goals in a game (6).
PERSONAL: Daughter of Steve and Tracey Szymanski...nursing major.