This Lady Hornets basketball center could dominate games both as a scorer (21.5 points per game) and rebounder (17.7 per game). She went on to set, break or tie almost every women's basketball record at Rollins College where she was a three-time All American.
She was All Conference in the Orange Belt Conference, third team All-State and first-team All-County in '80-'81 and Bishop Moore's Female Athlete of the Year In 1981, a year In which she scored 474 points. Her most memorable moment as a Hornet athlete was the team's heartbreaking defeat by Leesburg for the district finals.
"I had to sit out most of the first half because of foul trouble,' Mary recalls. “We lost the game, but It was almost a great comeback. We had pulled together as a team." Mary scored 32 points.
She continued to refine her basketball and leadership skills with a 4-year scholarship to Rollins. Captain all four years, she was a second team Division II All American and Rollins' second all-time leading scorer with 1738 points. As a Lady Tar, she averaged 17.4 points per game and grabbed 11.7 rebounds per game. She was first team all conference (Sunshine State Conference) and Rollins' Scholar Athlete of the Year.
She graduated from Rollins in 1985 with a degree In economics and later earned her MBA from the Crummer Graduate School of Business there. She worked as a branch manager and loan officer for Barnett Bank, then taught middle school for five years In Georgia. Today, Mary is an accountant and the mother of three and lives In Woodstock, Md.
She and husband Tom met at Bishop Moore, attended their senior prom together and married after college. Mary still plays recreational basketball and has coached several youth basketball teams. She currently coaches her son's soccer team.