Marisela Rodriguez is serving as a student assistant coach with the Lady Bulldogs this season after a knee injury that prematurely ended her playing career. Rodriguez signed with Georgia in April 2011 after a standout career at Garden City Community College in her hometown of Garden City, Kans.
Rodriguez was a two-time All-Jayhawk Conference Western Division selection for Garden City. She earned first-team honors as a sophomore after being a second-team pick as a freshman. Rodriguez also was tabbed the Kansas Jayhawk Conference's Western Division Freshman of the Year in 2010.
In 2009-10, Rodriguez produced team-best averages of 13.1 points, 9.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game and also contected on a team-high 55.6 percent of her shots from the floor. Rodriguez then averaged 11.2 ppg and 7.8 rpg as a sophomore while notching nine double-doubles.
Rogriguez was named third-team All-State for Class 6A as a senior at Garden City High when she averaged 12.3 ppg, 9.1 rpg and 2.5 bpg while leading GCHS to its first state tournament appearance in 21 years.