College Womens Basketball

Junior guard from Ohio commits to Iowa women's basketball

Gabbie Marshall averaged 13.8 points last season for state-championship team

New commit Gabbie Marshall poses with the Iowa women's basketball coaching staff. (@GabbieMarshall/Twitter)
New commit Gabbie Marshall poses with the Iowa women's basketball coaching staff. (@GabbieMarshall/Twitter)

IOWA CITY — For Gabbie Marshall, the third visit was the charm.

A 5-foot-9 junior guard from Mason, Ohio, Marshall gave an oral commitment Sunday to play for the University of Iowa women’s basketball team.

“The coaches were genuine and honest with me,” Marshall said Sunday evening. “It felt like family. It felt special and real.”

Marshall also had offers from Marquette, Loyola of Chicago, Miami (Ohio), Xavier, Dayton and Northern Kentucky, and also had visited Florida and Michigan.

Last season, Marshall averaged 13.8 points and 3.0 steals per game as Mount Notre Dame High School in Cincinnati went 26-4 and captured the Ohio Division 1 state championship.

She had made two prior visits to Iowa City and is the second junior to commit to the Hawkeyes, joining Megan Meyer of Mason City. Meyer is the younger sister of sophomore Makenzie Meyer.

Marshall begins practice Monday.

Iowa opens the season with an exhibition Sunday against Minnesota State-Moorhead.

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