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Marina Lizarazu

School

Iona College

Position
Guard
Major
Psychology

Classroom

Marina Lizarazu is a psychology major with a 3.02 GPA.

Character

A two-time team captain (junior and senior), Lizarazu is known as the leader on and off the floor.

Community

During her time at Iona, Lizarazu has participated in the annual Iona College Day of Service, Girls Ink (team mentor group), Habitat for Humanity (Westchester), and with New Rochelle Parks & Rec.

Competition

As a junior, Lizarazu was the MAAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player and earned a first-team All-MAAC selection and an All-MBWA Third Team honor. Starting all 35 games, Lizarazu earned MAAC Player of the Week on Dec. 21, 2015, and averaged 12.5 points, 4.9 assists, 2.6 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game on the season. She ranked fIfth in the MAAC in scoring, second in assists, and seventh in steals. During the conference tournament, she averaged 17.3 points and 3.3 assists per game, and shot 38.8 percent from the floor and 46.1 percent from beyond the arc. On the season, she dished out 171 assists, a total second only to her sophomore record-breaking 176 dimes. On December 17, she scored a career-high 25 points, with 10 made free throws, in a win against Saint Joseph’s, and she recorded first career double-double against Marist (Jan. 7) with 10 points and 10 assists. Lizarazu also ranked 43rd in the NCAA in assists, and 15th in minutes played.

As a sophomore, Lizarazu averaged 8.5 points, 6.3 assists, 2.4 rebounds, and 1.1 steals in 28 games played. She connected on 79.6 percent of her attempts from the free throw line, and shot 40.0 percent from the field overall. Her 6.3 assists per game led the MAAC and ranked 13th nationally, and she tallied a single-season program record 175 assists. She registered 12 double-digit scoring efforts, and seven games with five or more field goals, and tallied six or more assists in 15 games. Lizarazu recorded her first career double-double against UCF, with 12 points and 12 assists (Dec. 14, 2014).

As a freshman, Lizarazu played in 30 games, making 21 starts. She averaged 5.1 points per game, along with 1.2 rebounds and a team-best 2.5 assists, and she a team-best 34.1 percent from beyond the arc, and 44.9 percent from the field overall.