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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; 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: Has played in all 20 games, starting 17 ... averaging 31.1 minutes per game and has played the most minutes on the team this season (621) ... averaging 7.9 points per game ... has scored in double figures in eight games, including four in a row ... tallied a career-best eight assists against Ohio State (Jan. 29) ... set a new career high with 15 points at Michigan State (Jan. 25), tying her career best with six made fields ... scored 14 points against Nebraska (Jan. 22) ... recorded the first double-double of her career with a career-high 10 rebounds and 12 points on a career high 15 field goal attempts against Penn State (Jan. 6) ... just missed her second double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds against Rutgers (Jan. 18) ... tied her career high by playing all 40 minutes against the Scarlet Knights ... tied her career highs for field goals made (6) and steals (3) at Purdue (Jan. 15) ... tallied 14 points and five assists against Michigan (Dec. 28) ... 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)... had six rebounds at Northwestern (Jan. 1) ... added eight points and pulled down 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 4.4 rebounds for third on the team and 1.9 assists per game ... has the second-most offensive rebounds on the team with 31 (1.6 per game) ... ranks second on team for steals (21) and third for assists (37)

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

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: 15 at Michigan State, 1-25-15
Field Goals: 6 (5x; MR at Michigan State, 1-25-15)
Field Goal Att: 15 (2x; MR at Michigan State, 1-25-15)
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 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 (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 (2x; MR vs. Northern Illinois, 11-17-13)
Minutes: 40 at Indiana, 1-11-15
Double-doubles: 1

Off the Court with Tessa

Favorites - Spot on campus: Terrace; Cartoon Characters: Tom and Jerry; Movie: Shawshank Redemption; TV Show: Criminal Minds, Breaking Bad; Book: To Kill a Mockingbird; Car: Ferrari; Athlete: Lebron James; Basketball Player: Lebron James; Sports team: Green Bay Packers

First started basketball: First grade

Before each game, I: Eat and put my shoes on

Best UW road trip: The best road trips are always to the BIG 10 Tournament. There is always so much excitement around it and we get to play in some cool places.

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 second grade playing up with the fourth grade team

Favorite place to play (besides the Kohl Center): I like play in Minnesota because that's where I play some of my high school state tournament games and it's close to home

If I was Coach Kelsey for the day, I would: Cancel practice

Fantasy job/career: CEO of my own company

Persons most admired/role models: I look up to my entire family

You won't catch me eating: Cookies (Kidding, I love cookies!)

Nobody knows how much I love to: Sleep

If you could spend a week anywhere in the world: I would love to go back to Europe, probably start in Italy and make my way up to Paris

A non-athletic talent I have is: I'm an excellent driver

Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: I would love to be able to sing or draw

If you could trade places for a day with a person, who would it be and why? Floyd Mayweather because he is so rich and has his own plane and flies places just for a day and does whatever he wants

If I had a million dollars: I would probably donate it because I would go crazy trying to figure out what to spend it on

My bucket list includes (things you dream about doing): Traveling the world

What are you most thankful for? The opportunities I have been given, the talents I've been blessed with, and the wonderful people I have in my life

My favorite quote or motto is: "The Man in the Arena"-Teddy Roosevelt

"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."

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