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Tessa Cichy
Tessa Cichy


Somerset, Wis.

High School:
Hill-Murray (Maplewood, Minn.)



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Tessa Cichy Photo Gallery | 2012-13 Game-by-Game Stats | 2013-14 Game-by-Game Stats

Honors: 2014 Academic All-Big Ten

Of Note: Father played football at Notre Dame and in the CFL ... mother played basketball for one season at Marquette ... younger brother Jack is a freshman on the Wisconsin football team

2014-15: Has played in all 15 games, starting 12 ... averaging 29.0 minutes per game ... averaging 6.7 points per game ... recorded the first double-double of her career with a career-high 10 rebounds and 12 points on a career high of 15 field goal attempts against Penn State (Jan. 6) ... tied her career highs with 14 points and six made field goals against Michigan (Dec. 28) ... notched a new career high with five assists against the Wolverines ... had 12 points, going 6-of-11 from field against Oral Roberts (Dec. 20) ... her six field goals made were a career best ... pulled down seven rebounds and put up eight points at Green Bay (Dec. 13) ... added a career-best three steals at Green Bay ... made five field goals at Florida (Dec. 10) and scored 10 points ... scored eight points vs. Illinois State (Nov. 16) ... also had seven points at Drake (Nov. 23), at Miami (Dec. 4) and vs. Marquette (Dec. 6) ... added five boards and three assists against the Hurricanes ... had six rebounds at Northwestern (Jan. 1) ... added eight points and pulled five rebounds against Minnesota (Jan. 4) played a career-high 40 minutes at Indiana (Jan. 11) ... also logged eight rebounds and four assists against the Hoosiers ... adds 4.0 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game ... has the second-most offensive rebounds on the team with 23 (1.5 per game) ... ranks third on team for steals (13) and third for assists (26)

2013-14: Played in 28 games, averging 9.8 minutes per game ... averaged 1.8 points per game ... scored a season-high 13 points vs. Boston College (Dec. 5), hitting 4-of-5 from the field including 3-of-3 from 3-point range ... also added a season-high three aissts and career-best two steals vs. the Eagles ... shot 50 percent from 3-point range (9-of-18) ... added 1.3 rebounds per game ... pulled down a career-best eight rebounds at Indiana (Feb. 8) ... tied her career best with one block vs. Northern Illinois (Nov. 17) ... also had a career-best two steals vs. the Huskies ... added 0.5 assists and 0.3 steals per game

Played in 27 games, averaging 13.0 minutes per game ... started the last two games of the season in place of the ill Nicole Bauman ... averaged 2.5 points and 2.1 rebounds per game ... scored a career-high 14 points against Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament (March 8), going 5-for-5 from the line ... scored 11 points and pulled down a career-high six rebounds against Florida Atlantic (Dec. 10) ... had her only block of the season against the Owls ... also pulled down six rebounds at Ohio State (Feb. 7), vs. Nebraska (Feb. 28) and vs. Purdue (March 8) ... went 4-for-4 from the line against Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament (March 7), including two makes with 42 seconds left to pull the Badgers within one ... played a career-high 36 minutes against the Illini ... hit 75 percent from the line for the season ... hit her first career 3 pointer at Miami (Dec. 29) ... also made 3 pointers at Michigan State (March 3) and vs. Purdue ... dished off a career-high four assists vs. Delaware State (Dec. 28) ... also had four assists at Ohio State ... averaged 1.0 assists per game ... had one steal in six games

High School: 2012 Miss Minnesota Basketball top-five finalist ... named to 2012 Class AAA All-Star Team ... three-time all-state honoree at Hill-Murray High School in Maplewood, Minn. ... two-time Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro first-team selection and an All-St. Paul Pioneer Press team selection ... averaged 22 points, 10 rebounds and four assists per game as a senior ... led her team to appearances in the 2010, 2011, and 2012 Class AAA state tournaments, lost in championship games 2010 and 2011 ... three-time team captain ... holds 16 Hill-Murray records and is the school's career leader in points (2,366), rebounds (1,001), assists (649) and steals (479) ... scored 51 points in a 103-96, four-overtime, victory over Mahtomedi on Jan. 27, 2012, drilling a school-record 24 free throws in 27 attempts ... Classic Suburban Conference Player of the Year in 2010 and 2011 ... four-year all-conference....also played with the North Tartan AAU club ... graduated sixth in class of 181 graduates ... four-year Academic All-State ... named to the A honor roll every semester

Personal: Parents are Steve and Lisa Cichy ... has one sister Rochelle and one brother Jack ... born Oct. 21 ... major is biology


Career Highs

Points: 14 (2x; MR vs. Michigan, 12-28-14)
Field Goals: 5 at Florida, 12-10-14
Field Goal Att: 15 vs. Penn State, 1-6-15
Field Goal %: .800 (4-5) vs. Boston College, 12-5-13
3-pt FG: 3 vs. Boston College, 12-5-13
3-pt FG Att: 6 vs. Vanderbilt, 11-20-14
3-pt FG%: 1.000 (3-3) vs. Boston College, 12-5-13
Free Throws: 5 vs. Purdue, 3-8-13
Free Throw Att: 6 vs. Florida Atlantic, 12-10-12
Free Throw %: 1.000 (4-4) vs. Illinois, 3-7-13
Rebounds: 10 vs. Penn State, 1-6-15
Assists: 5 vs. Michigan, 12-28-14
Steals: 3 at Green Bay, 12-13-14
Blocks: 1 (2x; MR vs. Northern Illinois, 11-17-13)
Minutes: 36 vs. Illinois, 3-7-13

Off the Court with Tessa

Favorites - Spot on campus: The Terrace; Movie: Shawshank Redemption; TV Shows: The Mentalist, Criminal Minds, The Good Wife, Person of Interest, Modern Family ( I can't just choose one); Book: To Kill a Mockingbird; Car: Ferrari
Sports team: Green Bay Packers First started basketball: Age seven
Most memorable basketball game: State tournament championship my sophomore year
My favorite thing about Wisconsin basketball is: The people
Before each game, I: Eat
One word that describes me: Tough
My teammates say I am: Loud and funny
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Eat
Most memorable basketball achievement: Going to state three times in high school
Favorite place to play (besides the Kohl Center): Target Center
This summer, I: Took classes and worked out
Is there something significant about your uniform number? I've always had it
The best thing about Madison is: The atmosphere
Fantasy job/career: Pediatric surgeon
I can't live without: My bed
My secret addiction is: Sleeping
If you could guest star in a TV show it would be? Criminal Minds
If you could be a cover of a magazine it would be? Sports Illustrated
The best sporting event you ever attended was: Wisconsin vs. Nebraska football game in 2011
You won't catch me: Drinking coffee
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Sing, dance, paint, anything that's artsy
One thing I absolutely have to do before turning 40: Sky dive
Post-college plans: Medical School
What are you most thankful for? My family

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