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WSU Women's Basketball BIO
Tia Presley
Player Profile:
Tia Presley 1263612
Position: Guard
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Spokane, Wash.
High School: Gonzaga Prep
Experience: 4 Letters

Four-year letterwinner…three-time All-Pac-12 Conference selection, All-Pac-12 as a junior…appeared in 105 games, made 99 starts, seventh-most in school history…scored 1,541 points, third-most in school history…fifth-highest career scoring average in school history, 14.7 ppg…third in program history in made free throws (358), seventh in field goals (537),  tenth in 3-pointers (109) and tenth in steals (186)…scored 20+ points 25 times including six 30-point efforts…recorded three double-doubles…produced two of the Top-6 season point totals in WSU history (647 as a junior, second-most, 534 as a senior, sixth-most)…two career Pac-12 Player of the Week awards.

SENIOR (2014-15): Started all 32 games…named All-Pac-12 Conference honorable mention…named to Nancy Lieberman Award Watch List, award recognizes nation’s top point guard…averaged 16.7 ppg, second on team and fifth in Pac-12…scored 534 points, sixth-most in WSU single-season history…made 67 steals, fourth-most in the conference…dished out 48 assists and blocked three shots…averaged 3.4 rpg…went 182-of-463 (39.3) from the field…shot 29.6 (47-159) from 3-point range…made 123-of-159 (77.4) free throw attempts, sixth-most made free throws in WSU single-season history…in Pac-12 play, averaged 16.2 ppg, fifth-highest off all Pac-12 players…scored in double figures 26 times…tallied nine 20-point games including one 30-point effort…led team in scoring 12 times…scored 18 points and made four steals in season-opening win over No. 22 Dayton…hit six 3-pointers and tallied 29 points in win over Idaho State…scored 13 points, grabbed seven rebound and made three steals against No. 16 Nebraska…sank four 3-pointers and scored 25 points in win over Seattle…scored season-high 36 points, made 9-of-10 free throw attempts and dished out five assists in road win over Hampton…scored 17 points in win at UC Santa Barbara…named Pac-12 Player of the Week after scoring game-high 21 points in road win over Gonzaga…recorded 16 points and season-high six assists in win at Loyola Marymount…scored 26 points and grabbed five rebounds in win at Arizona…had 15 points, four steals and three assists at No. 18 Arizona State…recorded 14 points and tied a season-high with seven boards against California…hit three 3-pointers, finished with 23 points and grabbed six boards in near-upset of No. 15 Stanford…had 17 points at No. 9 Oregon State…scored 29 points, made season-high six steals and grabbed three rebounds in road win over Oregon…scored 17 points in win over Utah…had 14 points and six steals in win over Colorado…scored 16 points against Oregon…tallied 12 points at Colorado and in road win over Utah…scored 17 points and dished out four assists in win at Washington…hit five 3-pointers and tallied 25 points against UCLA…went 11-of-13 at the free throw line, finished with 28 points in win over USC…recorded 10 points, four steals and four rebounds win opening round win over Oregon at the Pac-12 Conference Tournament…scored 16 points and made career-high seven steals against No. 9 Arizona State in quarterfinal round of Pac-12 Conference Tournament…scored 11 points and grabbed five rebounds against Eastern Washington in opening round of WNIT.

JUNIOR (2013-14): Started all 34 games…named All-Pac-12 Conference…joined Lia Galdeira as first WSU teammates to both receive first team honors in the same season…scored 647 points, second-most in WSU single-season history…averaged 19.0 ppg, fifth-highest in the Pac-12 and third-highest in WSU single-season history…went 224-for-504 from the field, third-most makes and second-most attempts in WSU single-season history…averaged 4.4 rpg…second on team with 56 steals, eight-most in Pac-12…recorded 59 assists and eight blocks…posted team-best 44.4 shooting percentage…shot 29.8 from 3-point range (37-124)…posted the third-most free throw makes (162) and attempts (227) in the Pac-12, third-most makes in WSU single-season history and tied for second-most attempts in single-season history…averaged team-best 30.3 mpg…led team with 17.9 ppg in conference play, eighth-highest in the Pac-12…tied for team-lead with 32 games scoring in double figures…led team with 13 20-point games, tied for second-most in WSU single-season history … posted five 30-point efforts…recorded two double-doubles…named Player of the Week once (Feb. 17)…scored 20 points in season-opener against Syracuse…went 8-of-11 at the free throw line, finished with 16 points and six rebounds in win at Seattle…scored 14 points and grabbed four rebounds at Hawaii in Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu…tallied 16 points against West Virginia in Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu…scored 29 points and dished out four assists in win over Ole Miss in Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu…scored career-high 37 points, second-most in WSU single-game history, in win over Fresno State…15 made field goals tied school record including a career-best five 3 pointers…scored 15 points and went 6-for-6 at free throw line at BYU…scored 17 points,  made five steals and five assists in upset win at No. 10/10 Nebraska…scored 21 points and dished out three assists in win over Cal State Northridge…scored 17 points at Dayton…notched double-double with 24 points, 11 rebounds and four assists along with three 3-pointers in win over UC Riverside in Kennewick, Wash….scored 19 points and went 9-of-11 at free throw line against No. 25/22 Gonzaga…had 17 points in win over No. 24/25 Arizona State…had 14 points in win over Arizona…scored 13 points and hit three 3-pointers in home win over Washington…scored 29 points and hit three 3-pointers on 11-of-19 shooting in road win at Washington…notched 17 points, six rebounds and four steals in win over No. 21/20 Colorado…had 13 points against Utah…recorded 14 points on 10-of-12 at the free throw at Oregon…went 10-for-15 at the free throw line, scored 21 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out six assists in win at USC…posted consecutive 20-point games against No. 3/4 Stanford and No. 23/22 California…scored 32 points, matching WSU single-game record for free throw makes with 16 and setting a single-game record free throw attempts with 21 in win at Utah…scored 32 points after hitting three 3-pointers and going 7-for-7 at free throw line in win at Colorado…scored 32 points on 13-of-17 shooting in win over Oregon…recorded double-double with 15 points, 11 rebounds and four assists at No. 18/18 California…posted 10 points and eight boards at No. 5/4 Stanford…scored 31 points, hit three 3-pointers and grabbed nine rebounds in opening round win over Oregon at Pac-12 Conference Tournament…recorded 19 points and five rebounds in quarterfinal round win over No. 20/20 California at Pac-12 Tournament…scored 18 points, grabbed nine boards and dished out three assists against Oregon State in semifinal of Pac-12 Tournament…scored 11 points at Montana in opening round of WNIT, surpassing the 1,000-career point milestone.

SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Started in all 18 games appeared in…named All-Pac-12 Conference honorable mention…second on team in scoring at 13.3 ppg…third on team in rebounding at 4.3 rpg…second on team with 41 steals and tied for second with 52 assists…third on team with 15 three-pointers…led team with .452 (89-197) shooting percentage…scored in double figures 11 times including four 20+ games…averaged 15.7 ppg in seven conference games…had seven points, five assists and four steals in season-opener at Minnesota…had 13 points, eight rebounds and five assists against South Dakota State…scored 21 points after hitting three 3-pointers in win over Monmouth…had 12 points and made a career-high seven assists in win over BYU…recorded first career double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds at UC Riverside…notched eight points, seven rebounds, seven assists and three steals in win over No. 20 Ohio State…scored 14 points at Syracuse…had 15 points and four steals in win at Gonzaga…scored career-high 27 points in win over Arizona State…had 16 points at No. 14 UCLA…scored 25 points and made three steals at USC…scored 15 points, grabbed five rebounds and made four steals against Washington…had 16 points and six rebounds before suffering season-ending knee injury against Oregon…voted by the team as WSU’s Defensive Player of the Year…selected by the coaches as the Top Coug with Lia Galdeira.

FRESHMAN (2011-12): Appeared in 21 games and made 15 starts before suffering left foot injury prior to the road trip to Los Angeles…averaged 5.8 ppg, 2.4 rpg and 1.9 apg in 20.0 mpg…dished out 39 assist and 22 steals…scored in double figures five times…made collegiate debut, recorded first career basket and dished out four assists at No. 12 Penn State  at the Lady Lion Classic…scored seven points in win over UNC-Wilmington at Lady Lion Classic…scored 11 points on 5-of-6 shooting in win at Wisconsin…had 11 points and four assists at South Dakota State…scored eight points against Michigan and 15 points against Prairie View A&M at the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands…scored a season-high 16 points after hitting a pair of three’s against No. 24 Gonzaga…recorded 10 points and three assists at No. 11 Ohio State…scored nine points in the double-overtime win at Oregon State…grabbed five rebounds in the win over Utah…had six points and four rebounds at No. 4 Stanford…grabbed a season-high seven boards at California…dished out four assists in the win over Arizona…injured left foot prior to the road trip to Los Angeles the first weekend of February and missed remainder of season.

Attended Gonzaga Prep in Spokane, Wash…four-year letterwinner for coach Mike Arte…named all-state as a senior…four-time All-Greater Spokane League selection…finished her high school career as Gonzaga Prep’s and the Greater Spokane League’s all-time leading scorer with 1,469 points…named all-league all four years, three times to the first team…named to all-state first team as a senior…McDonald’s All-American nominee as a senior…led Bullpups to GSL title as a senior…scored 52 points in one game as a junior…led the GSL in scoring her final three seasons…named one of ten finalists for the Inland Northwest Washington Female Junior Award.

Born in Spokane, Wash…parents Bruce Presley and Amanda Aronson…brother, Kieran and sister, Jayde…dad, Bruce, played football at Rutgers.