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Tiera Stephen
Tiera Stephen

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Dayton, Ohio

High School:
Chaminade-Julienne Catholic

Last College:
Louisville

Height:
5-7

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3 letters

Of Note: Transfer from the University of Louisville ... starting point guard for the 2009 NCAA runner-up Cardinals ... sat out the 2009-10 season

2012-13: Appeared in all 31 games, starting 30 ... averaged 34.8 minutes per game ... led team with 5 assists and 2.6 steals per game ... averaged 6.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game ... pulled down five-or-more rebounds in 25 games ... netted her first 3-pointer of the season and tallied a career-high two blocks against Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament (March 7) ... tallied 10 rebounds, three assists and two steals against Michigan State (March 3) ... scored a career-high 15 points against Nebraska (Feb. 28) ... grabbed 11 boards at Northwestern (Feb. 23) ... had 10 boards at Illinois (Feb. 18) ... scored 10 points and dished off eight assists against Ohio State (Jan. 20) ... had seven rebounds and seven assists at Penn State (Jan. 17) ... swiped a career-nine steals against Michigan (Jan. 13) ... netted 10 points on 4-of-4 shooting at the free throw line against Iowa (Jan. 10) ... played all 40 minutes against Minnesota (Jan. 6) ... netted 10 points and grabbed six boards against Nebraska (Jan. 2) ... scored nine points and pulled down nine rebounds against Eastern Illinois (Dec. 15) ... dished off a career-high-tying nine assists vs. Florida Atlantic (Dec. 10) ... grabbed a career-best 11 rebounds against Alabama (Dec. 1) ... pulled down seven rebounds at Virginia Tech (Nov. 28) ... had a career game vs. Evansville, scoring a career best 13 points on 6-of-7 shooting (.857) ... scored a then-career-high eight points on 4-of-8 shooting vs. Milwaukee (Nov. 11) ... also tallied a career-best eight steals and tied her then-career best with seven rebounds vs. UWM

2011-12: Played in 27 games, starting two ... averaged 10.2 minutes per game ... earned first UW career start at Milwaukee (Nov. 11) ... also started against Iowa (Feb. 2) ... recorded a season-high 22 minutes at Illinois (Jan. 8), scoring a season-high six points and netting a season-best three field goals on six attempts ... pulled down a career-best seven rebounds and dished off a season-high four assists vs. the Illini ... tied a season-best with six points against Michigan State (Feb. 16) ... averaged 1.5 rebounds per game ... averaged 0.8 steals and 1.2 assists per game

2009-10: Redshirt season after transferring from Louisville

2008-09 (at Louisville): Started the 2009 NCAA Championship game for the Cardinals ... played in 37 games as a freshman ... started the last 10 games of the season ... averaged 10.2 minutes, 0.9 points and 0.8 rebounds per game... dished out 1.4 assists per game and added 0.8 steals per game while turning the ball over only 1.2 times per game ... recorded single-game bests of five points, four rebounds, nine assists and four steals

High School: All-state selection at Chaminade-Julienne Catholic High School for coach Marc Greenberg ... ranked as the sixth best player in the state of Ohio as a senior ... three-time all-league honoree ... aided her team to the state championship her freshman year ... averaged 12 points, seven rebounds and eight assists per game as a senior

Personal: Parents are Venitra Crawford and Allen Stephen ... has one sister Kayla (22) and one brother Dwight (13) ... major is consumer affairs

Season GP/GS Min. FG% 3PT% FT% RPG Ast Blk Stl PPG
2008-09* 37/10 10.2 .243 .500 .737 0.8 51 5 28 0.9
2009-10 Redshirt season
2010-11 25/0 11.1 .208 .000 .632 1.4 33 1 15 0.9
2011-12 27/2 10.2 .333 .333 .800 1.5 33 2 22 1.3
2012-13 31/30 34.8 .374 .059 .720 6.3 155 8 82 6.4
UW Career 82/32 19.7 .354 .095 .709 3.2 221 11 119 3.1
All * 120/42 16.7 .341 .160 .714 2.5 272 16 147 2.4

* Includes statistics from prior team/school

Career Highs (including at Louisville)

Points: 15 vs. Nebraska, 2-28-13
Field Goals: 7 vs. Nebraska, 2-28-13
Field Goal Att.: 7 vs. Nebraska, 2-28-13
Field Goal %: .857 (6-7) vs. Evansville, 11-25-12
3-pt FG: 1 (4x), MR vs. Illinois, 3-7-13
3-pt FG Att.: 3 vs. Illinois, 3-7-13
3-pt FG%: 1.000 (3x), MR (1-1) at Purdue, 1-5-12
Free Throws: 4 (5x), MR vs. Illinois, 2-3-13
Free Throw Att.: 6 (2x), MR at Nebraska, 1-2-13
Free Throw %: 1.000 (6x), MR (4-4) vs. Illinois, 2-3-13
Rebounds: 11 (2x), MR vs. Penn State, 1-31-13
Assists: 9 (2x), MR vs. Florida Atlantic, 12-10-12
Steals: 9 at Michigan, 1-13-13
Blocks: 2 vs. Illinois, 3-7-13
Minutes: 40 (7x), MR vs. Illinois, 3-7-13

Off the Court with Tiera Stephen

Favorites
Spot on campus: State Street
Movie: Wanted, Love and Basketball, Baby Boy
TV Show: SportsCenter, Pretty Little Liars
Book: Coldest Winter Ever
Athlete: Kobe Bryant
Sports team: Lakers

First started basketball (age/grade):5 years old
Most memorable basketball game: Winning AAU National championship
My favorite thing about Wisconsin basketball is: My teammates and coaches. It's a fun time
Before each game, I: Pray, talk to my family and listen to music
Best UW road trip: It will be Miami this year
One word that describes the team: Loud
One word that describes me: Caring
My teammates say I am: Loud, maybe funny
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Just hang out, anything
Most memorable basketball achievement: Making it the final 4 my freshman year
Favorite place to play (besides the Kohl Center): Purdue
If I could change one basketball rule, it would be: Lower the rims
What is the first basketball memory that you have? Playing for co-ed YMCA teams
This summer, I: Had an internship with Wisconsin's Adidas marketing manager, took 9 credits, and worked hard with my teammates to get better
Is there something significant about your uniform number? Number 15 was taken when I came in, so I went with the best player in the league- KOBE
What would you be doing if you weren't playing collegiate basketball? Traveling the world
The best thing about Madison is: Game day- Football and basketball
Dream as a collegiate player: Leave the program better than it was when you came in
Fantasy job/career: Anything sports related- Work for Adidas, Nike. etc
Person(s) most admired/role models: My family memebers
My most prized possession is/are: Bible, and basketball championship rings
I can't live without: God, my family and dove chocolate
My secret addiction is: Texting, dove chocolate
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I'm just a weird person- no secret
If I could change one thing about myself: Be a couple inches taller
If you could guest star in a TV show it would be? Jerseys Shore
If you could be a cover of a magazine it would be? Slam
The best sporting event you ever attended was? Wisconsin-Ohio State football game last year
You won't catch me eating: Sushi
Nobody knows how much I love to: Just chill, talk to my family members
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: Texting
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Bahamas
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world:Bahamas
If I could live in any time period, it would be: Now
A non-athletic talent I have is: Sing
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is:Sing
One thing I absolutely have to do before turning 40: Marry Kobe
If I was Coach Kelsey for the day, I would: Make the coaches run- forever!!
If I could have one superpower, it would be: Be Invisible
My dream date would be: Kobe Bryant
What are you most thankful for? Everything! I've been so blessed
What are you passionate about? Helping people, those people close to me, basketball and God


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