On Nwachukwu: Made her St. John's debut in 2011-12 after sitting out 2010-11 due to NCAA transfer regulations ... unstoppable with a face-up jumper ... played a key role in the starting line up with the absence of Da'Shena Stevens during the first 10 games of the season ... started 21 games in her first year with the Red Storm ... has 139 points and 84 rebounds in collegiate career, including 111 points and 63 rebounds at St. John's.
Joe Tartamella on Nwachukwu: "Mary brings a defensive presence in the middle that we've needed and her ability to defend sometimes goes under the radar. Mary can also really stretch the defense. The length we get with Mary and Amber Thompson on the floor at the same time really played into our success last year as a team."
As A Redshirt Sophomore In 2011-12: Played in 29 games, started 21 ... averaged 3.9 points and 2.0 rebounds per game ... scored in double figures three times ... achieved first double-figure scoring effort in her Red Storm debut with 10 points against St. Bonaventure (Nov. 12) ... recorded a perfect-shooting night against the Bonnies going 4-of-4 from the field and 2-of-2 from the free-throw line ... grabbed a career-high six rebounds vs. La Salle (Nov. 16) ... earned her third start in as many career games at Hofstra (Nov. 18) ... set a career-high with three steals and added four points against Wagner (Nov. 22) ... scored eight points and added two rebounds and an assist against Iowa (Nov. 25) ... returned to the starting lineup after a one-game absence and scored four points against Hartford (Dec. 4) ... brought down four rebounds and scored two points in her first BIG EAST game at DePaul (Dec. 7) ... played a career-high 34 minutes against No. 1 Baylor (Dec. 11) ... averaged 2.0 points and 1.0 rebound in two starts at the STJ-Chartwells Holiday Classic (Dec. 17-18) ... added two points and three rebounds against Harvard (Dec. 22) ... shot a perfect 5-of-5 against Boston University (Dec. 31) in a career-best 11-point effort ... came off the bench to score two points and grab two rebounds against Providence (Jan. 4) ... played a solid 17 minutes off the bench to score eight points on 3-of-4 shooting against then-No. 14/12 Louisville (Jan. 8) ... recorded her third double-digit scoring effort against Syracuse (Jan. 11) ... returned to the starting lineup against then-No. 7/8 Rutgers (Jan. 17) to score four points ... blocked a career-high four shots against then-No. 2 Notre Dame (Jan. 28) ... grabbed four rebounds against Pittsburgh (Jan. 31) ... scored six points against then-No. 2 UConn (Feb. 18) ... left against West Virginia (Feb. 21) with a broken nose and sat out four games with facial injury ... returned for the NCAA Tournament wearing a face mask ... scored four points and grabbed six rebounds against Creighton (March 18) ... finished NCAA Tournament with 10 points.
As A Redshirt Freshman In 2010-11: Sat out due to NCAA transfer regulations.
At Boston College: Played in 19 games for the Eagles during the 2009-10 season and averaged 1.5 points per game ... scored a season-high eight points, going 4-4 from the floor against Dartmouth (Jan. 7).
At Dighton-Rehoboth: Played four seasons under head coach John Pacheco ... named to addidas Top 100 ... Boston Herald Dream Team and Boston Globe Super Team selection as a junior and senior ... Taunton Gazette All-Star and Sun Chronicle All-Star ... first female player at Dighton-Rehoboth to score more than 1,000 points ... finished high school career with 1,590 points ... averaged 30.0 points and 18.0 rebounds and 6.0 blocks a per game as a junior.
Personal: Mary Elizabeth Nwachukwu ... daughter of Chuddy Nwachukwu and Elizabeth Monteiro ... has two siblings, Nina (23) and Chuddy (17) ... an advertising management major.