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    Marissa Ashton

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Dickinson, Texas

    High School:
    Dickinson HS

    Last College:
    Texas Tech

    Height:
    6-1

    Position:
    F

    Experience:
    1L

    Marissa Ashton

    03/08/2014

    Houston to Clash with Louisville in Second Round

    The Cougars will take on the two-seeded Louisville Cardinals in the second round of the American Athletic Conference Tournament on Saturday

    03/06/2014

    Houston to Play Memphis in American Tournament

    The Cougars will play in their first American Athletic Conference Tournament game on Friday

    03/02/2014

    Houston Closes Out Regular Season at Temple

    The Cougars will make their first-ever trip to Temple on Monday

    10/28/2013

    2013-14 Women's Basketball Season Preview

    The Cougars look to make noise in their first year in the American Athletic Conference

    02/14/2013

    Late Run Sinks Women's Hoops Against Tulsa, 59-55

    Tulsa uses late 11-0 run to turn tide against Cougars

    SENIOR (2013-14)
    Recorded a career-high tying two blocks on Nov. 8 vs. Mississippi State...scored a season-high and game-high 19 points off the bench on Jan. 4 at Rutgers...

    JUNIOR (2012-13)
    Competed in all 30 contests with five starts... averaged 7.3 points and 5.0 rebounds per game... shot 34 percent (83-244) from the field, 30 percent (30-100) from 3-point range and 67 percent (22-33) from the free-throw line... also tallied 27 steals, 15 assists and 12 blocks... scored in double figures in eight contests with three double-doubles... drained multiple 3-pointers on seven occasions... opened Houston career with 12 points off a 4-of-8 effort from 3-point range at Mississippi State on Nov. 9... followed up with her first-career double-double against Alabama on Nov. 13 with 10 points, 12 boards and two blocks in 24 minutes of play... posted 12 points and six rebounds against UTSA on Nov. 27, going 5-of-12 from the field and 2-of-4 from distance... erupted for career-high 22 points in 24 minutes in Houston's win over New Mexico on Nov. 30, draining a career-best six 3-pointers on nine attempts... connected on a trey in four-straight games from Nov. 27-Dec. 8, going 5-of-10 over that span... registered second double-double against Texas State on Dec. 22 with 14 points and 11 rebounds... went 6-of-12 from the field and 2-of-2 from the charity stripe against the Bobcats... posted eight points, 10 boards and three steals against Delaware State on Jan. 6... scored in double figures in three-game stretch from Jan. 13-24, averaging 14.3 points while shooting 53 percent (16-30) from the field and 46 percent (6-13) from distance... kicked off the streak at UAB with 14 points off a 6-of-10 shooting effort... posted third double-double of the season in the following contest at Marshall with 17 points, 11 boards and three steals while going 6-of-12 from the field and 4-of-5 from the charity stripe... tallied 12 points against Southern Miss, highlighted by a 3-of-7 performance from downtown... pulled down nine rebounds to go with seven points in Houston's comeback win at Rice.

    Game Highs
    Points 22 vs. New Mexico (11/30/12)
    FG 8, 2x at Rutgers (01/04/14)
    FGA 14 vs. Tulane (2/2/13)
    3FG 6 vs. New Mexico (11/30/12)
    3FGA 9 vs. New Mexico (11/30/12)
    FT 4 at Marshall (1/20/13)
    FTA 5 at Marshall (1/20/13)
    Rebounds 12 vs. Alabama (11/13/12)
    Assists 2, 3x at Tulane (2/17/13)
    Steals 4 at Tulane (2/17/13)
    Blocks 2, 5x vs. vs. Mississippi State (11/08/13)
    Minutes Played 33 at Mississippi St. (11/9/12)

    PRIOR TO HOUSTON
    Spent two seasons at Texas Tech prior to transferring to Houston... averaged 2.7 points and 1.9 rebounds per game in 42 total contests... played in 30 games as a freshman, averaging 3.5 points and 2.2 rebounds in 12.2 minutes per contest... shot 40 percent (44-of-109) from the field and 41 percent (12-of-29) from distance in her first season as a Red Raider... posted career highs of 14 points, eight rebounds and two assists while knocking down three 3-pointers against Arkansas Pine Bluff... tallied 11 points against Houston in the opening round of the WNIT.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Starred at nearby Dickinson High for four seasons... earned first team all-district and first team all-Galveston County honors all four years years... averaged 12 points, 10 rebounds and three steals in her career and led Dickinson to the 2007 state championship final... named the district MVP as a senior.

    PERSONAL
    Full name is Marissa Marie Ashton... born April 12, 1991, in Galveston, Texas... daughter of Jermillah Ashton... has a younger brother, Markese, and a younger sister, Mya... majoring in sociology.

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