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Ex-Terp Marah Strickland takes 'exciting road' to Fordham

Ex-Terp Marah Strickland takes 'exciting road' to Fordham

Marah Strickland didn't have any idea she was sick.

She played two years at St. John's Catholic Prep in Frederick, two years at Towson Catholic, two seasons at Maryland and one season at South Carolina, and it's possible she was symptomatic the entire time. She just didn't know.

A little more than two years ago, she finally found out. Doctors diagnosed Strickland with hypothyroidism before the 2011-12 season, and they told her it was something she might have had for a long time. With one year of eligibility remaining, the Mount Airy native saw her career on hold — again.

But for Strickland, it was just another step in a long basketball journey. After all, she had...