Two-year starter ... has secured the Dukes' post play and is expected to retain her starting duties ... brings size and strength to the post ... tough and determined player ... good consistency from the field ... also a three-point threat ... one of the top blockers in Duquesne history standing sixth all-time entering her senior season ... and 80.0% shooter from the free throw line ... great inside the paint.
AS A JUNIOR (2004-05)
Started 27 of 28 games ... did not start for Senior Day when Alyssa Borasky got the call ... second on the team in rebounding (6.1) and fourth in scoring (8.5) ... had a team-high 31 blocks ranking her fourth in the Atlantic 10 ... rejected four shots at Robert Morris and tied her career-high with five blocks vs. Western Kentucky ... one double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds vs. Bowling Green ... also had 11 points at West Virginia and vs. Howard ... shot .349 (80-229) from the field ... entered the season with a .413 career accuracy ... had a career and team-best 25 points shooting 7-15 from the field and 11-12 from the line vs. Saint Joseph's ... had 11 points and was 9-10 from the line at Rhode Island ... 17 points vs. Xavier ... tied the game-lead with 11 rebounds at St. Bonaventure and added five assists and nine points ... team-best 16 points which included a 4-4 effort from the three vs. Dayton ... was 5-9 from the field in that game while adding six rebounds ... nine rebounds and eight points at La Salle ... moved into sixth on the DU career blocks list (82 in three seasons) ... had 23 three-point goals ... dished outs five assists vs. SJU, vs. Western Kentucky and at St. Bonaventure ... team-best 15 points shooting 6-12 from the field at George Washington ... 15 points and seven rebounds vs. Fordham ... had 25 steals and added 52 assists ... averaged 28.1 minute per game ... was .806 (54-67) from the free throw line ... shot 39-41 from the charity stripe in the last 16 games for a .951 accuracy ... had eight perfect games from the line ... hit double figure points in nine contests ... scored her 500th point at George Washington ... has 521 career points and 398 career rebounds.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2003-04)
Earned the starting post job mid-way through the season ... averaged 7.2 points and 5.8 rebounds ... team-best 40 blocks ... ranked fourth in the A-10 in blocks per game ... shot .789 (45-57) from the charity stripe ... eight perfect games from the line ... was 71-175 (.406) from the field ... added 15 three-point goals and was third with 39 steals ... had five games with double-digit rebounds and eight in scoring ... three double-double rebounds/points games ... ranked fourth in blocks (1.32) and 17th in rebounds (5.8) in the Atlantic 10 ... career-best 15 points at Saint Joseph's ... twice grabbed a personal-best 11 boards - vs. West Virginia and Robert Morris ... five-blocks against St. Bonaventure and Rhode Island ... was 8-10 from the free throw line vs. Rhode Island ... five steals at George Washington ... her 40 blocks ranks 10th on the DU single-season list.
AS A FRESHMAN (2002-03)
Saw playing time in all 29 contests with one start ... averaged 2.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per game ... earned her first collegiate start vs. Vanderbilt ... came off the bench and grabbed four rebounds vs. Ohio State ... recorded her first collegiate block vs. Lehigh ... season-best 11 points going 5-5 from the field and 1-1 from the trey vs. James Madison ... had seven points shooting 3-4 from the field at Robert Morris ... grabbed four offensive rebounds vs. Loyola and added one block ... seven rebounds, four offensive, and added six points at La Salle ... six points and three steals vs. Vanderbilt ... game-best two blocks vs. Richmond ... six rebounds at UMass ... was 5-5 from the free throw line on the season ... shot .430 (34-79) from the field ... added 11 blocks ... had seven perfect games from the field and seven from behind the arc.
Competed for the Russian National Team ... Olympic Reserve ... won the 2002 European Championship as a member of the Junior National Team.
Full name is Maria Stankevich ... a multimedia major ... first time in the United States was her freshman year ... Director of Athletics' Honor Roll ... A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll ... born March 5, 1984.
Stankevich's Career Highs
Pts: 25 vs Saint Joseph's 1/3/05
FGM: 7 vs Saint Joseph's 1/3/05
3-pt FGM: 4 vs Dayton 2/18/05
FTM: 11 vs Saint Joseph's 1/3/05
Reb: 11 (last) at St. Bonaventure 2/13/05
Asts: 5 (last) at St. Bonaventure 2/13/05
Blks: 5 (last) vs Western Kentucky 1/6/05
Stls: 5 at G. Washington 1/29/04
Min.: 36 (last) at St. Bonaventure 2/13/05