23 - Mary Rush
Mary Rush
Height: 5-10
Year: Senior
Hometown: Waterbury, CT
High School: Holy Cross
Position: G/F
2005-06: Rush earned 29 starting assignments last season and played the "unsung hero" role on a team full of heroes...Rush, who missed all of her sophomore season with a foot injury battled through last year playing much of the season at less then a 100%...She chipped in with 4.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game...Rush never shyed away from the big shots, especially in big games...She buried a pair of three-pointers in the closing minutes of tight ball game with Robert Morris (1/23/06) that helped the Pioneers pull away and earn the win...In the championship game against Quinnipiac (3/11/06), she had five points in the second half including a big drive to the hoop that resulted in a three-point play....Tied her career highs with eight rebounds and eight free throws in the NEC quaterfinal win over Fairleigh Dickinson (3/4/06)...Made three steals, a career-high mark, at home in win over Quinnipiac (2/25/06). 2004-05: Sat out the 2004-05 season due to ankle and foot injuries. 2003-04: Appeared in 28 games as a freshman in 2003-04...Averaged 11.6 minutes off the bench for the Pioneers...Scored 107 points on the year, a 3.8 per game average...Pulled down 46 rebounds with 21 assists and 15 steals...One of the team's best free throw shooters at 76.7% (33-43) from the line...Scored 15 points in 15 minutes of action in just her second collegiate game versus Lafayette (11/25/03)...Shot three-of-four from behind the arc and a perfect four-of-four from the line while also grabbing three rebounds in the win over the Leopards...Shot eight-for-eight from the line in scoring 14 points with three rebounds and a block in win over Louisiana-Lafayette in the Maryland Tournament (11/28/03)...Posted double digits in three of her first seven games. Prior to SHU: Played basketball and ran track for Holy Cross High School in Waterbury, CT...Played for head coach Frank Lombardo and served as team captain of the basketball team her senior year...Named Naugatuck Valley League MVP as a senior...Two-time team MVP...An All-State selection her junior and senior seasons...All-NVL and All-City three-straight years...All-County as a junior and senior...An All-American nominee...Voted MVP of the CHSCA All-Star Game and the JCCS Basketball Classic in 2003...An honor roll student all four years of high school...Member of the National Honor Society...A "Who's Who Among America's Top Students" her freshman through senior years. Personal: Mary Rush. Born: 6/15/85. Parents: Brain and Wanda Rush. Siblings: Anna and Kristina Rush. Favorite Sports Teams: Cleveland Cavaliers. Favorite Athletes: Tracy McGrady, Lebron James and Vince Carter. Favorite Book: The Cay. Favorite Movies: Friday Series and Anchorman. Favorite TV Shows: Spongebob Squarepants. Favorite Music: Rap, Hip Hop, R&B, Gospel and Reggae. Favorite Artist: Boys II Men. Favorite Song: Dangerousley in Love - Beyonce. Favorite Food: Spaghetti & Meatballs and Chilli