Gardner averaged 14 points in MU's games in D.C.
Junior guard averaged 22.5 points in two games
MU finishes the season 16-16 overall
Blue helped MU to its first-ever BIG EAST title
Four Golden Eagles record double figures
Marquette is looking to convert its late-season wins into postseason success, as WNIT play opens for the Golden Eagles on Friday, March 22 when they host Northern Iowa.
Marquette rides a three-game winning streak into the BIG EAST Tournament and advances to postseason play on the strength of important in-season adjustments.
The March 2013 episode of the Terri Mitchell Show on Time Warner Cable Sports 32 previews BIG EAST Tournament play, and features senior Sarina Simmons and Associate Coach Michelle Nason.
The Senior Night highlight video for Sarina Simmons shown in the Al McGuire Center on March 4, 2013 prior to Marquette's home finale vs. Cincinnati.
Marquette senior Sarina Simmons scored her 1,000th career point at the 6:49 mark of the second half in MU's home game vs. St. John's on Feb. 20, 2013 - Simmons became the 22nd MU player to reach the 1,000-point mark.
Marquette Women's Basketball vs. Georgetown
2012-13: Tallied 13 points and six rebounds while shooting 5-of-7 in the season-opening victory over Butler (11/10)... Recorded five points and five rebounds in an overtime victory at South Dakota State (11/28/12)... Scored 10 points and itched four rebounds ina 51-48 win over Fordham (12/1)... Picked up a season-high four steals along with seven points in a 71-68 loss to Wisconsin (12/5)... Scored a team-high 10 points and was 3-of-4 from behind the arc in a 55-46 loss to Green Bay (12/08) ... Tied season high of four steals with a loss to Toledo (12/15)... Scored 23 points adding six rebounds with a 73-65 victory over Navy (12/19)... Achieved a season and career high 24 points and season high ten rebounds to accomplish her first double-double of the season in a loss to Syracuse (1/5)... Tallied 19 points, shooting 8-14 from the field in a loss to Connecticut (1/12)... Added 14 points and six rebounds in a 78-74 victory over Central Michigan (1/2)... Added eight points and eight rebounds, along with three assists and two steals in a loss to USF (1/26)... Scored six points, grabbed six rebounds, collected two steals, and shot 3-6 from the field in a 70-66 victory over DePaul (2/2)... Scored 13 points while grabbing six rebounds in a win over Villanova (2/10)... Notched 19 points and was the only player to reach double digits in a loss to Cincinnati (2/13)... Tallied 12 points and six rebounds in a loss to Notre Dame (2/17)... Became the 22nd player in Marquette women's basketball history to score 1,000 points, while recording a double-double against St. John's (2/20)...Scored 14 points on 6-14 shooting while also notching seven rebounds, five assists, and two steals in a win against Cincinnati (3/4)... Notched 13 points and picked up four rebounds in a loss to DePaul (3/9)... Scored a team-best 16 points on 7-of-15 shooting from the field against Northern Iowa (3/22), in addition to tallying a game-high six steals.
2011-12: Played in all 31 games and made 27 starts ... Averaged 8.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game ... Dished out a career-high 10 assists in first BIG EAST win against Seton Hall (Jan. 7) ... Led MU with 17 points at No. 14/13 Louisville (Jan. 3) ... Nailed a career-high four 3-pointers against Michigan (Nov. 26) in the Paradise Jam ... Registered her second-straight 20-point performance with 22 points and nine rebounds against Georgia Tech (Nov. 19) at the Bradley Center ... Tied a career high with five blocks against the Yellow Jackets and set a new career best with two 3-pointers ... Scored a career-high 23 points in win over Wisconsin (Nov. 15) in 36 minutes ... Topped her own Marquette Al McGuire Center record with 19 rebounds in 69-61 season-opening victory over Mississippi Valley State (Nov. 12) ... Also scored 12 points for her sixth career double-double while contributing five steals, four assists and three blocks against the Devilettes.
2010-11: Played in all 33 games and made 31 starts ... Averaged 7.5 points and a team-high 5.7 rebounds in 27.5 minutes per game ... Scored in double figures in 12 games ... Contributed eight points, five rebounds and tied a career high with five blocks (also a MU NCAA Tournament record) in 68-65 victory over Texas (March 19) in the first round of the NCAA Championship...Scored 12 points at Seton Hall (Feb. 16) to reach double figures for first time in a month...Had a career-high six assists by halftime to go along with eight rebounds in MU's 76-65 win over Louisville (Jan. 26)...Swiped a career-high six steals against Syracuse (Jan. 22)...Earned BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll mention on Jan. 17 after helping MU to wins over No. 6/7 WVU (Jan. 11) and at USF (Jan. 16)...Notched fourth double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds in win at USF (Jan. 16)...Helped MU upset No. 6/7 West Virginia (Jan. 11), 69-54, with 14 points...Notched 14 points and six rebounds in 34 minutes of action in FIU's Sun and Fun Classic championship victory over La. Tech (Dec. 30)...Scored 14 points and added six rebounds and four steals vs. Illinois (Dec. 21)...Grabbed a career-high and Al McGuire Center record 17 rebounds along with 10 points, three steals and a pair of blocks against Iona (Dec. 1)...Scored 15 points in career-high 35 minutes at Creighton (Nov. 28)...Contributed her second double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds in win at Wisconsin (Nov. 24), while also nailing the first 3-pointer of her career...Notched a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in season-opening win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Nov. 13).
2009-10 Notes: An All-BIG EAST Freshman Team selection ... Played in all 33 games, and made 22 starts ... Averaged 7.2 points and the second most rebounds on the team wit 5.3 per game ... Was second the team in steals with 45 for the season ... Made her career debut at Marquette against St. Francis (11/14) and recorded eight points and four rebounds...Played 14 minutes at Michigan (11/16)...Scored 11 points against Creighton (11/19) on 7-of-10 shooting from the charity stripe, while also reaching career-highs with five rebounds, three assists and two blocks...Registered career highs in many statistical categories against NJIT (12/3), scoring 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting in 24 minutes of action...Recorded two steals for the third consecutive game against Green Bay (12/19) and for the sixth time in eight games...Made first career start vs. Canisius (12/21), recording a season-high three steals to go along with four points and six rebounds...Scored seven points, grabbed eight rebounds and blocked a career-high three shots in win over Milwaukee (12/29)...In first career BIG EAST contest, scored eight points and grabbed eight points against Pittsburgh (1/2)...Scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds in 26 minutes at St. John's (1/5)...Was a perfect 4-of-4 from the floor with six rebounds against Seton Hall (1/10)...Reached double figures for the third time with 10 points on 5-of-9 shooting at Villanova (1/16)...In 25 minutes of action at DePaul (1/31), Simmons accounted for 10 points, eight rebounds and three steals...Scored eight points to go with seven rebounds and three steals at Syracuse (2/6)...In a career-high 34 minutes against USF (2/9), scored eight points, grabbed eight rebounds and swiped three steals...Led MU in scoring for the first time this season with 14 points and eight rebounds against Providence (2/13)...Scored 13 points and grabbed six rebounds against Villanova (3/5) in the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament...Reached double figures in three of her final four games and started the final 22 contests of the season.
Prior to Marquette: A four year letterwinner at Rufus King High School...Earned first team All-City Conference and all-area honors all four years...Led the Lady Generals to three City Conference Championships and an undefeated home record...Named first team all-state as a senior as the team finished as state runner-ups...Captained the Lady Generals from 2007-2009...Ranked as high as No. 8 by the Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and as the 14th best wing recruit in the country by ESPN Hoopgurlz.
Personal: Born February 27, 1991...Daughter of Latonya Johnson and Kevin Simmons...Youngest of four children...Social welfare and justice major.
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