Na een zeker het laatste jaar zeer succesvolle collegecarriere lijkt de Duitse center Marie Gülich (1994) op weg naar een leuke kans in de draft van binnenkort. Gülich speelde afgelopen zomer met Duitsland op het toernooi in Amsterdam, en was in 2010 ook lid van het Duitse team dat in Sittard op het roemruchte vierlandentoernooi speelde.
Van wwww.wnba.com:A native of Germany, Gulich bided time behind Ruth “The Canadian Hammer” Hamblin (Dallas Wings) at OSU and become star in own right as two-time All-Pac 12. Ranks 3rd in OSU history for blocks; 4th in FG%, 5th in total rebs. According to OSU coach Scott Rueck, Gulich followed the examples of the work ethic displayed by former teammates/WNBA draft picks Hamblin, J. Weisner (2016 draft), S. Wiese (2017), all of whom guided Beavers to 2016 Final Four … 2017-18: In breakout season was All-America (Third Team – espnW; Hon. Mention – AP; WBCA); All-Pac 12. Also voted by conf’s media panel as Pac 12 Co-Defensive POY, All-Defensive. Semifinalist for Leslie Award as nation’s top center. No. 3 in D-I FG%, 11th in tot. blocks. No. 3 in Pac 12 in rebs; 5th in scoring … 2016-17: As a junior, Took over starting center role; helped OSU to NCAA Sweet 16 before spending summer with the German nat’l. team … 2015-16: Key reserve on OSU Final Four team featuring future WNBA draft picks Hamblin, J. Weisner, S. Wiese … PERS/MISC: Favorite athlete growing up was NBA’s Dirk Nowitzki. Teased about her height as a youth, took up hoops and, during a travel team’s visit to U.S., decided she needed to eventually play in America to better her game. Shoots right-handed; writes left-handed.