Maria Viall
24 Maria Viall
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Waukesha, Wis.

High School:
Waukesha North

Height:
6-3

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
05/24/1982



Maria, Maria
Viall draws national attention

UWM Career
Scoring Leaders
1. 1,867 Maria Viall
2000-2004
2. 1,830 Jaci Clark
1979-1983

UWM Career
Rebounding Leaders
1. 1,226 Jaci Clark
1979-1983
2. 996 Umenia White
1985-1989
3. 971 Maria Viall
2000-2004


  • Two-time Horizon League Player of the Year
    (2001-2002, 2003-2004)
  • Three-time All-Horizon League
    First Team Selection

    (2001-2002, 2002-2003, 2003-2004)
  • 2001 Midwestern Collegiate Conference All-Tournament Team Selection
  • 2003 WomensCollegeHoops.com "Underrated All-America" Team Selection
  • Holds school single-season records for blocks (53, 2002-2003) and field goal percentage (.575, 2001-2002)
  • Holds school single-game records for rebounds (21 twice, tied with Teresa Teske, 2/9/91 vs. UW-Parkside) and field goals made (14 vs. St. Mary's (Calif.), 12/28/2001)
  • Has the two best single-game shooting performances in school history (.833 FG% vs. Oklahoma State, 11/29/2002*; .778 FG% vs. St. Mary's (Calif.), 12/28/2001)

    * - Wells Fargo Holiday Tournament; Tempe, Ariz.

  • January 7, 2002 Horizon League Player of the Week
  • January 14, 2002 Horizon League Player of the Week
  • January 27, 2003 Horizon League Player of the Week
  • March 3, 2003 Horizon League Player of the Week
  • Became the first woman in UWM history to make 200+ field goals in a season (204, 2002-2003)
  • 2001 Midwestern Collegiate Conference All-Newcomer Team Selection
  • 1998 Waukesha Freeman Female Athlete of the Year

UWM Career
Blocks Leaders
1. 167 Maria Viall
2000-2004
2. 136 Carrie Nonof
1985-1989

UWM Career Field Goal
Percentage Leaders
1. .544 Maureen Pitrof
1982-1984
2. .542 Maria Viall
2000-2004
3. .495 Jill Gutzke
1992-1996

M a r i aV i a l l



2002-03 Season: Earned First-Team All-Horizon League honors for the second consecutive season ... named a First-Team member on the womenscollegehoops.com Underrated All-America squad ... led the squad in scoring (18.1), rebounding (10.3), blocks (53), and field goal percentage (57.3%) .. the first Panther to average a "double-double" since Erica Young in 1993-94 ... notched 11 "double-doubles" on the season along with thirteen 20-point games ... led the Horizon League in blocked shots and field goal percentage while finishing second in rebounding and third in scoring ... finished the season 17th nationally in FG percentage and 18th in the country in rebounding ... named the Horizon League Player of the Week on Jan. 27 and again on Mar. 3 ... named to the Kansas State/Commerce Bank All-Tournament Team ... posted two "twenty-twenty" performances, once with a 28-point, 21-board showing at Wright State (1/23) and again with a 27-point, 21-rebound day versus Loyola on Feb. 1 ... the 21-rebound games are a UWM single-game high ... set another school-record with six blocked shots versus Purdue on Nov. 22 ... hit 10 of12 shots in 23-point performance versus Oklahoma State (Nov. 29) ... scored 26 points to go with 11 boards and 11-14 shooting in win over MTSU on Dec. 7 ... dominated San Francisco with a 25-point, 15-rebound, six-assist, five-blocked shot showing ... scored a season-high 28 points while grabbing 13 caroms in win over Butler (Jan. 25) ... finished the season with 23 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks in Horizon League game versus Cleveland State.

2001-02 Season: Named the 2001-02 Horizon League Player of the Year, becoming the first Panther since Jen Greger in 1996-97 to win the award ... made a respectable 70.8% of her 120 free throws attempted ... hit the 30-point plateau twice on the season, torching St. Mary's for 30 on Dec. 28 before posting a career-best 33 points in 70-39 victory over Butler on Jan. 23 ... posted six "double-doubles" on the year, highlighted by a 23-point, 15-rebound performance at Youngstown State (Feb. 21) ... set a single-game record with 14 field goals made in a 30-point outburst versus St. Mary's (Dec. 28).

2000-2001 Season: Played in all 30 games, starting 12... Named to the Midwestern Collegiate Championship All-Tournament team... Selected to the MCC All-Newcomer team... Recorded a career-high 15 rebounds against Green Bay in MCC Championship game... Recorded four double-doubles on the season... Scored in double-digits 19 times, and had over 20 points five times... Led the Panthers in scoring nine times... Scored a career-high 25 points vs. Central Michigan (12/17)... Began a stretch of eight-consecutive double-digit scoring performances with 15 points vs. UIC (1/25)... Went for her third double-double of the season with a 10-point, 10-rebound performance at Loyola (1/27)... Led all scorers with 25 points and tossed in 10 boards for her fourth double-double of the season against Butler (3/1).

High School: Three-year letterwinner in basketball... First- team all-county and second team all-state... Three-year all-conference team selection... Named Waukesha Freeman's Female Athlete of the Year in 1998.



Maria Viall
Best Performances
Category 2002-2003 High Career High
Points 28 -- Twice 33 -- at Butler, 1/12/2002
Rebounds 21 -- Twice*
Assists 6 -- San Francisco, 12/28/2002
Steals 2 -- Three times 3 -- Eight times
Blocks 6 -- Purdue, 11/22/2002*

* - Division I School Record



Career Statistics
Maria Viall
Season

GP/GS

FG

FG%

3Pt

3G%

FT

FT%

Reb

RPG

A

TO

Stl

Blk

Pts

PPG

2002-2003 28/28 204-356 .573 2-7 .286 97-135 .719 289 10.3 43 93 29 53 507 18.1
2001-2002 28/27 191-332 .575 0-1 .000 85-120 .708 190 6.8 22 86 35 44 467 16.7
2000-2001 30/12 143-288 .497 0-0 .000 78-116 .672 177 5.9 15 31 32 34 364 12.1
Totals 86/67 538-976 .551 2-8 .250 260-371 .701 656 7.6 80 210 96 131 1,338 15.6
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