George Mason Women's Basketball BIO
23 Cierra Strickland
2013-14: Saw action in all 31 games for the Patriots, starting 12 averaging 5.1 points per game setting a career high with nine rebounds in the Patriots’ win over Georgia Southern. Scored double-digits in five outtings on the season...Spring 2014 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2012-13: Played in 29 games and started three…In her first career start, drained career-high 20 points at Towson (1/17) using career-best five three-pointers and five free throws…Was perfect 5-for-5 from three-point range and finished the game with four steals, three rebounds and one assist…Posted five rebounds against Morgan State (11/16) and again against East Carolina (1/2).
2011-12: Appeared in 28 games...Scored career-high eight points at VCU (Feb. 26) going 3-for-6 from the field and 2-for-2 at the charity stripe...Contributed six points at William and Mary (Jan. 5) hitting career-high two three-pointers...Followed that with a five-point performance against Delaware (Jan. 8)...Played a season-high 19 minutes against James Madison (March 9) in the quarterfinal round of the CAA tournament...Recorded two steals when facing the Tribe twice and at VCU...Dished out career-high four assists against Maryland (Dec. 11)...Recorded four blocks.2010-11: Made 10 appearances during the season...Saw first action as a Patriot at Fairfield (Nov. 15) playing four minutes...Attempted one three-pointer against UMBC (Nov. 23) in two minutes...Pulled down first rebound at American (Dec. 2)...Secured board against Stony Brook (Dec. 9) before scoring first points as a Patriot against Longwood (Dec. 22)...Was 2-for-3 from the floor for four points against Longwood...Dished out an assist and hit a free throw in CAA opener against Georgia State (Jan. 2)...Scored two points at UNC Wilmington (Feb. 27).
High School: Averaged 13 points and better than seven rebounds and five steals per game during her senior season in which she started every game for the Mustangs ... Member of the Mustangs' team that was a semifinalist in the Washington Catholic Athletic Conference Championship ... Earned All-WCAC Second Team honors and was selected to the All-Star teams of the Capital Classic and the Buffalo Wild Wings Roundball Classic ... Lettered all four years in basketball ... Played for the Fairfax Stars Nike Elite Team in summer 2010 ... Member of the National Honor Society and spent four years on McNamara's Magna Cum Laude.
Personal: Parents are Paula and Eric Strickland ... Has two older siblings, Taneeka and Dasan ... Father, Eric, played basketball at Livingston University ... Chose Mason over a number of other schools including American, Richmond and VCU.