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#40 Maria Boever
Position: Forward
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Worthington, Minn.
High School: Worthington High School
Experience: 2 Letters

Maria is back for her second season in the Jackrabbit starting lineup

2008-09
Honorable mention selection to the all-Summit League team ... was slowed by injury and illness early in the season, but has come on strong of late ... placed second on the team with 6 rebound per game and fourth on the team with 10 points per game  ... named Summit League Player of the Week after tallying career-high 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting from the field at Northern Iowa (12/29) ... reached double figures for scoring on 13 occasions ... enters NCAA Tournament ranked second on team in rebounding (6.0 rpg), steals (36), blocked shots (21) and field goal shooting (.509), while ranking fourth in scoring (10.0 ppg) ... scored in double figures in final four regular season games before adding 21 points on 10-of-12 shooting from the field in Summit League first-round game against Oral Roberts (Okla.) (3/7) ... notched 10 rebounds in Jackrabbit wins over Wisconsin (11/17) and at Gonzaga (Wash.) (12/12) ... reached double digits in all three games of the Caribbean Challenge MTE in Cancun, Mexico, closing out the tournament with 16 points and seven rebounds against Montana (11/28) ... scored seven points, grabbed nine rebounds and blocked career-high four shots in win over North Dakota State (1/24) ... tallied 10 points, five rebounds and five steals versus UC Davis (12/17)

2007-08
Moved into the starting lineup during her sophomore season and was one of two Jackrabbits to start all 30 games ... honorable mention selection to the all-Summit League team as she ranked among league leaders in field goal percentage, scoring and rebounding ... led team by shooting 53.3 percent from the field, and ranked second in both scoring (12.2 ppg) and rebounding (5.7 rpg) ... scored in double figures 22 times, including string of 12 consecutive games from late December until mid-February, a stretch during which she shot 61.8 percent (63-of-102) from the field  ... top scoring output was 19-point effort in double-overtime victory over UC Riverside (11/11) ... posted two doubles: 15 points and 12 rebounds versus IPFW (1/5) and 11-point, 10-rebound performance at Western Illinois (1/14) ... opened Summit League play with 15 points and eight rebounds at Oral Roberts (12/8) ... went 7-of-8 from the field en route to 17 points against Northern Iowa (12/29) ... notched 14 points, six rebounds and four steals in losing effort at George Washington (11/23) ... also tallied four steals to go along with 18 points on 7-of-9 shooting from the field in home win over UMKC (1/21) ... tallied 17 points on 7-of-8 shooting from the field in key home matchup with Western Illinois (2/9) ... closed season with 10 points in WNIT game against Creighton (3/20)

2006-07
Played off the bench and scored in all 31 games while being named to United Basketball League All-Newcomer Team ... tied for third on team with 37 steals, ranked fourth in rebounding (4.2 rpg) and fifth in scoring (7.2 ppg) ... recorded double figures for points seven times ... cracked double digits for first time with 10-point, nine rebound outing against Long Beach State (Calif.) (12/3) ... scored seven points and dished out three assists in home victory over Southern California (11/17) ... sparked comeback at UC Davis with 15 points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field and making 7-of-9 attempts from the line ... made game-winning shot as time expired at Minnesota, ending the game with seven points (1/14) ... began string of five straight games reaching double figures with 13-point night at North Dakota State (2/3) ... named Division I Independent Newcomer of the Week after averaging 16.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in home wins over NJIT and IPFW ... made 10-of-11 shots from the floor en route to career-high 21 points versus IPFW (2/10) ... nailed two three-pointers while tallying 12 points against NJIT (2/8) ... closed out regular season with 13 points at NJIT (3/3) ... opened WNIT action with eight points and seven rebounds against Illinois State (3/17) ... grabbed career-high 10 rebounds and scored five points in win over Indiana (3/22)

HIGH SCHOOL
Compiled big numbers in helping lead Worthington High School team to 87-15 record, four section finals, three conference championships and two state tournaments during her prep career ... named to state tourney all-tournament team in 2004 ... four-time all-state selection by The Associated Press ... all-state selection twice by both the Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association and Minnesota Basketball News ... named the Class 3A Player of the Year by the Minnesota Basketball News in 2005 ... also earned all-conference and all-area honors four times ... averaged 18.4 points per game for her career, while shooting 53 percent from the field ... career totals included 1,941 points, 887 rebounds and 420 steals ... posted a triple-double in one game with 40 points, 16 rebounds and 11 steals ... 40 points and 11 steals were single-game school records .... Miss Basketball and McDonald’s All-American nominee ... one of 11 children