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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 | 2014-15 Game-by-Game Stats

Honors: 2014 and 2015 Academic All-Big Ten

Of Note: Father played football at Notre Dame and in the CFL ... mother played basketball for one season at Marquette; also competed in the first girls' state basketball tournament in 1976 at New Richmond High School ... younger brother Jack is a redshirt sophomore on the Wisconsin football team

2014-15: Played in all 29 games, starting 25, averaging 33.2 minutes per game, which ranked second on the squad ... ranked third on the team with 9.6 points per game ... the fourth most-improved scorer in the Big Ten at plus 7.8 points per game from sophomore season ... scored in double figures in 15 games ... tallied a career-high 20 points vs. Iowa (Feb. 8) ... hit a career-best eight field goals against the Hawkeyes ... led the team in scoring in one game ... tied for fourth on the team with 13 3-pointers made ... ranked second on the team with 36 made free throws ... tied for second on the team with 4.7 rebounds per game ... led the team in rebounds in three games ... had a career-high 10 rebounds vs. Penn State (Jan. 6) ... also had 12 points against the Lady Lions for her first career double-double ... ranked third on the team with 60 assists (2.1/game) ... had a career-high eight assists vs. Ohio State (Jan. 29) ... led the team in assists in six games ... ranked second on the team with 29 steals (1.0/game) ... had a career-high three steals in two games ... led the team in steals in seven games

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 season-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 season-best eight rebounds at Indiana (Feb. 8) ... tied her career best with one block vs. Northern Illinois (Nov. 17) ... also had a season-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 season-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 season-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 season-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 season-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 (24) and one brother Jack (20) ... brother, Jack, is a redshirt sophomore on the football team ... father, Steve, played football at Notre Dame from 1978-82 ... mother, Lisa, played basketball at Marquette ... born Oct. 21 ... major is gender and women's studies

Why Wisconsin?

"I chose the University of Wisconsin for a number of reasons. The academics here are unparalleled, the athletics and sports atmosphere is incredible, many members of my family went here and Madison as a whole is a wonderful place to be."


Career Highs

Points: 20 vs. Iowa, 2-8-15
Field Goals: 8 vs. Iowa, 2-8-15
Field Goal Att: 15 (6x; MR vs. Purdue, 3-4-15)
Field Goal %: .800 (4-5) vs. Boston College, 12-5-13
3-pt FG: 3 (2x; MR at Michigan State, 1-30-14)
3-pt FG Att: 6 (2x; MR at Nebrask, 2-15-15)
3-pt FG%: 1.000 (3-3) vs. Boston College, 12-5-13
Free Throws: 7 at Penn State, 3-1-15
Free Throw Att: 8 at Penn State, 3-1-15
Free Throw %: 1.000 (5-5) vs. Purdue, 3-8-13
Rebounds: 10 vs. Penn State, 1-6-15
Assists: 8 vs. Ohio State, 1-29-15
Steals: 3 (2x; MR at Purdue, 1-15-15)
Blocks: 1 (4x; MR vs. Purdue, 3-4-15)
Minutes: 40 (6x; MR at Penn State, 3-1-15)
Double-doubles: 1

Off the Court with Tessa

Favorites - Spot on campus: Terrace; Movie: Shawshank Redemption; TV Show: Criminal Minds, Game of Thrones; Book: To Kill a Mockingbird; Car: Ferrari; Athlete: Lebron James; Basketball Player: Lebron James; Sports team: Green Bay Packers

First started basketball: First grade/ 6 years old
My favorite thing about Wisconsin basketball is: My teammates and the fans
Before each game, I: Eat and put my shoes on
One word that describes the team: Resilient
One word that describes me: Tough
My teammates say I am: Funny
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Hang out and laugh together
Most memorable basketball achievement: Earning a Division I Scholarship
What is your earliest basketball memory? Playing on the short hoops when I was in 2nd grade playing up with the 4th grade team
Favorite place to play (besides the Kohl Center): I like playing in Minnesota because that’s where I played some of my high school state tournament games and its close to home
This summer, I: I took an online class, worked out, went on a study abroad trip to Spain and Morocco and then stayed for an extra week and visited London, Oxford, and Paris
Is there something significant about your uniform number? I’ve worn number 22 my whole life
Team goal for the season: Winning the B1G 10 championship and going to the NCAA tournament
Individual goal for the season: Have no regrets at the end of the year
The best thing about Madison is: The atmosphere
Fantasy job/career: Ambassador for the United Nations
Person(s) most admired/role models: I admire my whole family
The most fun place you have traveled to with the team is: Bahamas
What are you most looking forward to this season? Winning and making the most of my last season
Was the dress blue and black or white and gold? White and gold
What is your favorite Coach Bobbie quote? Practice is canceled (Hopefully a future quote)
I can’t live without: My family
My secret addiction is: Dessert, but it’s not a secret
You won’t catch me eating: Cookies…Jk I love cookies
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: Be artistic (sing , dance, draw, etc.)
If I could meet three people from throughout history they would be: Jesus, Martin Luther King Jr., Mother Theresa
If you could play any character in a movie or TV series, who would it be and why:
I would be Daenerys Targaryen from Game of Thrones because she has dragons.
If I had a million dollars: I would probably donate it
My bucket list includes (things you dream about doing): Skydiving, traveling the world
Career goal: Be able to make a difference in the lives of people I am working with
Most famous person I’ve ever met: Bob Costas
My favorite quote or motto is: It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.—Teddy Roosevelt
The best advice I have ever gotten is: To surround myself with people who make me better
My worst habit is: Being impatient
If you could play a college sport besides basketball, what would it be? Hockey

What does it mean to be a Badger?

"Being a Badger means you have a certain way about you. You go about your business and battle for your school, your friends and your teammates in any and every situation. We are proud."

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