Kiesel, McManus and Wignot play final home game
JUNIOR SEASON (2006-07)
Marcedes Walker played and started in 32 games, missing just one with an injury...was first Pitt player in 16 years to be named to the Kodak/WBCA District I All-America team...named ESPN.com Player of the Day after her performance against James Madison in the tournament...scored 19 points and added nine rebounds against Tennessee in the second round of the tournament...recorded her ninth double-double in 10 games with 20 points and 15 rebounds in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...picked up her eighth double-double in nine games vs. Marquette with a team-high 18 points and 12 rebounds...earned her sixth double-double in seven games at Georgetown with 17 points and 10 rebounds...scored 22 points and added 10 rebounds for her fifth double-double in six games against DePaul...picked up her 10th double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds vs. West Virginia...added 22 points and 16 rebounds at UConn including 11 offensive boards for her ninth double-double of the season...shot 83.3 percent from the field adding 11 points in win over Cincinnati...named to Big East Weekly Honor Roll (Feb. 12)...earned her eighth double-double with 17 points and 13 rebounds in win at USF...picked up her seventh double-double of the year with 14 points and 13 rebounds over Villanova...contributed 15 points in Pitt's 44-point win over Providence...scored 16 points in win over Notre Dame...led the team with 15 points in loss at Seton Hall...contributed a double-double with 16 points and 15 rebounds in win over USF...scored 17 points and added eight rebounds in win over Syracuse...named to Big East Weekly Honor Roll (Jan. 15)...earned her fifth double-double of the season with 22 points and 11 rebounds vs. St. John's with six steals...one of three Pitt 20-point scorers in win over Marquette...added 20 points and seven rebounds...led the team with 11 rebounds at Rutgers...named to Big East Weekly Honor Roll (Dec. 27)...had two double-doubles at the Caribbean Classic vs. East Carolina and Duke...scored 15 points and 11 rebounds vs. Duke...contributed 15 points and a season-best 15 rebounds vs. ECU...named to Big East Weekly Honor Roll (Dec. 11)...tied her career high with 30 points at Ohio...scored her 1,000th career point in Pitt's win over Robert Morris with 10 on the night...returned from an injury vs. Penn State to play 35 minutes, adding 12 points and a career-high five assists...earned her first double-double of the season at Duquesne with 13 points and 13 rebounds...scored a team-best 23 points in win over California (Pa.)...preseason All-Big East...preseason Street & Smith's Terrific 10 team honorable mention.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2005-06)
Marcedes Walker played in all 33 games, making a start in 31 at the center position...named an All-Big East First Team selection after finishing in the top 10 in scoring, rebounding and field-goal percentage...a three-time Big East Weekly Honor Roll selection...led the Panthers in scoring (16.8), rebounding (9.1), blocks (36) and steals (49)....named to both the TD Banknorth Classic and Pitt Thanksgiving Classic All-Classic Teams...finished with 16 points and six rebounds, making seven of 11 field-goal attempts in the WNIT quarterfinal win over Virginia...rejected a career-high-tying four shots and finished with nine points and 10 rebounds in the WNIT victory over Delaware...made 9-of-11 shots and finished with 21 points and seven rebounds in her first Big East Championships game vs. Cincinnati.. grabbed a season-high 18 rebounds along with her 12 points for her 12th double-double of the year vs. Notre Dame...scored 24 points and had 10 rebounds for her 11th double-double against Rutgers, while making a career-best 10 free throws...batted down a career-high-tying four blocks, scored 17 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to record her 10th double-double in a win over West Virginia...dominated on the boards, pulling down 16 rebounds and scored 23 points vs. USF on 11-of-19 shooting, her fourth consecutive double-double...came off the bench to register a double-double with 19 points and 11 rebounds in 27 minutes vs. Georgetown...dished out a career-high four assists and tied a then-season high with 15 rebounds vs. Connecticut...poured in a team-high 18 points and pulled down eight rebounds vs. nationally ranked DePaul...put together a solid all-around effort in the win over San Diego State scoring 20 points, pulling down a season-best 15 rebounds and recording a career-high six steals, a new highmark for a Pitt center...tallied her first double-double of the year vs. Duquesne with 19 points and 11 rebounds...connected on 10-of-19 shots in the season opener against William & Mary for a season-best 26 points...named one of three team captains (Cheron Taylor, Mallorie Winn) for 2005-06 season.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2004-05)
Marcedes Walker made immediate contributions to the Panthers in her first season, earning All-Big East Rookie Team and honorable mention All-Big East plaudits...Walker was the first Pitt player to earn All-Big East honors as a freshman and the first Panther rookie in five years to make the All-Big East Rookie Team...a two-time Big East Rookie of the Week on Jan. 24 and Feb. 21...started the first 26 games at center for the Panthers before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in the Rutgers game...earned an invitation to the USA Basketball National Team Trials but could not participate due to offseason surgery...impressively, she led the Big East Conference in rebounding (9.1) and also topped the Panthers in scoring (13.3), which ranked sixth in the Big East...upped her average in conference games to14.5 points and 9.5 rebounds per game to lead all freshmen and rank fifth and first, respectively, in the Big East... hit 48.9 percent from the field to not only lead all Big East freshmen but the entire conference... drained 50.0 percent from the field in conference action to rank second overall and first among freshmen...led the conference in offensive rebounds (4.5 avg.)...led the team in scoring 12 times and in rebounding 15 times in her debut campaign... posted nine double-doubles on the year, which ranked third in the conference...was averaging a double-double over her final eight games, with 16.1 points and 10.1 rebounds per game while shooting 49.6 percent from the field...had a career day in the win over Robert Morris, finishing with 30 points and 14 rebounds in just 29 minutes... hit 12-of-19 shots from the field and 6-of-8 free throws...her 30 points were the most scored by a Pitt freshman since Pam Miklasevich scored 36 as a freshman against Slippery Rock on Feb. 6, 1980...it marked the sixth-best output by a freshman in school history...in the win over Providence, she finished with 23 points and 16 rebounds...hit 9-of-17 shots from the field for her ninth double-double of the season...pulled down a personal-best 19 rebounds and added 20 points to help the Panthers to a victory at Syracuse in the Big East opener...hit 6-of-11 shots from the field and 8-of-11 foul shots...followed that performance up with 20 points and nine rebounds against St. John's...notched a double-double against West Virginia, finishing with 16 points and 16 rebounds...also posted double-doubles against Notre Dame, Duquesne, St. Francis (NY), Clemson and in her collegiate debut at North Carolina A&T...finished with team highs of 17 points and nine rebounds against Connecticut... also added a career-high four blocks against the Huskies and hit 7-of-8 foul shots.
Walker earned McDonald's Honorable Mention All-America honors, leading University City High to three consecutive semifinal appearances and a championship appearance her senior year... three-year team captain...three-year leading scorer and rebounder...recorded a career-high 33 points and 22 rebounds her senior campaign... averaged 21.9 points and 8.9 rebounds her senior year...attended adidas' top 10 All-American in Georgia...named to All-City team three times... earned All-America honors (honorable mention) ...started for her AAU team winning the Police Athletic League (PAL) Nationals both sophomore and junior years...also a threw shotput for high school's track and field team and was a member of the volleyball team.
Marcedes Marie Walker was born on October 17, 1986...is the granddaughter of Florence Martin and the daughter of Marcella Walker...has one brother and two sisters...undeclared major.
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