|Hometown:||Farmington Hills, Mich.|
Entering the Season: Two-year letterwinner and a returning starter...coming off a career year...
2014-15 (Sophomore Year): Started in all 25 of the team's contests...set personal records in virtually every statistical category...second on the team with an 11.0 scoring average...led the Bulldogs with 39 steals...dished 40 assists...averaged 4.1 rebounds...10th in both Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association 3-point accuracy (31.3) and treys made (31)...scored 19 points on six 3-pointers in a tough 78-76 loss at Olivet on Feb. 18...pumped in a game- and season-high 25 points in a season-opening 79-74 win at Wooster...in the season finale at Alma, a 71-55 victory, she scored 14 points, grabbed seven rebounds and had five steals.
2013-14 (Freshman Year): Played in 25 games, averaging 12.1 minutes…shot 41.4 percent (41-of-99) from the floor…averaged 2.1 rebounds…scored 124 points and averaged 5.0 points per game…ranked number seven in the MIAA for highest 3-point percentage (36.5) and eighth for most 3-point shots made (19-of-52)...
Who has been the Biggest Influence on Me as an Athlete and Why? "My parents, because they are my biggest supporters and motivators in my success."
High School: Prepped at Farmington Hills Harrison, graduating in 2013…played basketball for coach Tim Micklash...earned four letters each in basketball and volleyball...hoops squad won districts and advanced to regional finals as a senior with a 23-2 record...as a senior, helped HHS win the OAA White conference title for the first time since 1998...named third-team All-Oakland County as a senior and first-team All-Oakland Activities Association White Division...averaged 12.4 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.9 assists...member of school’s Honor Roll...received Student-Athlete Honor Certificate award.
Personal: Majoring in business management...born in Detroit, Mich., on June 28, 1995...daughter of Morris and Sheila Cotton...father graduated from Wayne State University, where he wrestled for the Warriors...mother is a Madonna University graduate...nickname is Riss...given name is Marissa Sherrie Cotton...aspires to work in the business world or in a human resources setting...Favorites: sports teams--Golden State Warriors and Oklahoma City Thunder, both of the NBA; athletes--Stephen Curry, Russell Westbrook; TV shows--Power, Gotham and Awkward; movies are Twilight and Think Like A Man; authors--Stephenie Meyer, E.L. James; musicians--The Weeknd and Charlie Puth; book--The Notebook; foods--mexican and chicken pasta...loves playing basketball and enjoying time with family and friends... volunteer work includes YMCA Kid's Field Day and Adrian College Halloween Safety Patrol...chose Adrian College for its great academic programs and "home feeling" during campus visit...athletic goal is to help the Bulldogs win a championship.