USF Women's Basketball BIO
Maria Jespersen
Player Profile:
Maria Jespersen 1866656
Position: Forward
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Arhus, Denmark
High School: Marselisborg
Major: Civil Engineering

Career Stats | Game-By-Game

2015-16 (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 34 of USF's contests (1-of-3 players to play in every game) and made 11 stars as a sophomore... averaged 5.9 points and 4.5 rebounds per game in 22.2 minutes per game... shot .436 from the floor... grabbed 10-plus rebounds on three different occasions, including a career-high 13 boards at Tulsa Feb. 24... scored in double figures six times, and reached a new career-high 19 points against Harvard Dec. 3.

2014-15 (FRESHMAN): Appeared in 33 of USF's 35 games as a freshman, starting six ... Averaged 4.9 points per game, shooting an impressive .533 in the final two months of the season to collect half of her 162 points ... Grabbed her first career double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds against Tulsa on Feb. 18, and was a perfect 5-5 from the floor to score 11 points in USF's first-round win over LSU in the NCAA Tournament ... Had five double-digit scoring games, and averaged 3.4 rebounds per game.

BEFORE USF: Played six years of competitive basketball on Denmark Club teams, earning All-Star Awards at the Nordic Championship all six years ... Named Scania Queen (MVP) four times, and won the Nordic Championship three times ... Played on the Denmark National Team since 2008, and was named a U16 All-Star at the Nordic Championship in 2009 and 2010, as well as a U-18 All-Star in 2011 and 2012 ... Won the scoring title in the Danish Senior League in 2014, averaging 19.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game ... Named Talent of the Year in 2012 and 2013 ... Helped team to a second place finish in the high school World Championships in 2010.

PERSONAL: Born in Arhus, Denmark on Jan. 6, 1994 ... Parents are Poul Jespersen and Dorte Rasmussen ... Both parents played basketball on the senior national team ... Has three brothers, Malte, Mikael and Magnus ... Majoring in civil engineering.

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