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#5 Tenisha Townsend
Position: Guard
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Antioch, Tenn.
High School: Brentwood Academy
Experience: High School
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Moore on Tenisha: "Super quick with the ball, Tenisha can draw help and set up teammates for open looks. A very capable 3-point shooter, she forces defenses to come out and defend. Needs to play stronger at this level."

2010-11 (Junior)
Started at the point in all 31 games for Chattanooga ... third on the team in scoring and ranked 26th in the SoCon ... scored a season-high 18 points at Belmont ... reached double digits 15 times ... ranked second on the team in 3-pointers made with 54 and ninth in the league averaging 1.7 per game ... made 32.1 percent of 3-point attempts ... recorded three or more 3-pointers 10 times with a season-high four three times ... second on team with a 73.5 free throw percentage ... led the Lady Mocs with 116 assists, 3.7 per game ranking eighth in the SoCon ... recorded a season-best eight assist against UNCG ... dished out five or more assists nine times ... ranked third in the SoCon with a 1.7 assist-turnover ratio ... averaged 33 minutes per game ... pulled down 78 rebounds, 2.5 per game with a season-high seven vs. College of Charleston ... nabbed 26 steals ...

2009-10 (Sophomore)
Played in all 33 games for Chattanooga, starting 31 ... averaged 23.8 minutes per game ... scored 169 points, averaging 5.1 per game ... dished out 2.0 assist per game and had an assist-turnover ratio of 0.9 ... scored a career-high 15 points against UNC Greensboro in the Southern Conference Tournament including a career-high three 3-pointers ... scored in double figures four times with 13 against Samford in the regular-season finale, 11 against Oklahoma State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament and 10 at Appalachian State ... made a trio of 3-pointers twice ... pulled down a sesason-high six rebounds two times ... dished out five assists at Samford ... went 6-for-7 at the free throw line against Elon ... played a career-high 40 minutes against Oklahoma State and 37 minutes against Samford in the league tournament finals ... participated in community service projects at Bethel Bible Village and ran in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure ... named to the UTC Athletics Director's Honor Roll and received the Southern Conference Commissioner's Academic Medal.

2008-09 (Freshman)
Played in 31 games for the Lady Mocs in her rookie year, getting starts against Tennessee, Middle Tennessee and Richmond ... averaged 14.7 minutes per game at point ... scored 100 points on the year averaging 3.2 points per game and with 37 rebounds, averaged 1.2 on the year ... shot .361 from the floor and was .321 from the 3-point line ... made 63.2 percent of her free throw attempts ... dished out 42 assists with 13 rebounds and a blocked shot at Furman ... played a career-best 31 minutes against Tennessee and grabbed a career-high seven rebounds with three assists ... had her best scoring game, 10 points, at Wofford going 3-for-3 from the floor including a perfect 2-for-2 from the 3-point line and 2-for-2 from the charity stripe ... scored nine points against the College of Charleston at the McKenzie Arena going 3-for-6 from beyond the arc ... had seven points at Samford as the Lady Mocs clinched their 10th consecutive regular season title ... had an assist-to-turnover ratio of 0.9 .... named to the UTC Dean's List and Athletics Director's Honor Roll in the spring semester ... participated in various community service events such as Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Bethel Bible and collected food for the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.

High School
Named a Miss Basketball Tennessee Finalist as a senior...McDonald's All-American nominee in her senior year...two-time All-Region team selection, 2007, 2008...led her team to the Region title and finsihed as State Runners-Up...named to the All-State team her junior year...helped the Eagles to win the State Championships in her sophomore season...her team was the region runners-up in her sophomore year...in her freshman season, the Eagles finished Runners-Up at the State Championship...Brentwood had three straight seasons with more than 25 wins and posted a four-year mark of 92-37...Tenisha averaged 13 points, three assists and three steals her senior year and 15 points, two assists and three steals her junior year...named to the Honor Roll her senior year.

Personal
Full name is Tenisha Shané Townsend ... born September 28, 1990 in Nashville, Tennessee ... nickname is "Nee Nee", "Lil Bit", "T" ... daughter of Debra and Theodore Townsend, III ... her father played football for Austin Peay State University ... has two brothers Theo and Tremayne ... Criminal Justice major.

 

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