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Tanisha Ellison
Tanisha Ellison

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Elsik

Height:
6-1

Position:
Center


As a junior: Started all 32 games...named second-team Academic All-Big 12...recorded her first double-double of the season as she poured in a career-high 15 points and 11 rebounds vs. Missouri...had a career-high four steals vs. Missouri...scored nine points and had 11 rebounds against North Carolina State...scored seven points vs. Penn State...had four points vs. UTA...grabbed seven rebounds vs. PSU and New Mexico...tallied four rebounds against SW Missouri State...had two steals vs. UTA and Southeastern Louisiana...had one block against PSU...scored four points and had four rebounds vs. Southwest Texas...scored six points and grabbed nine rebounds vs. Oregon...had six rebounds vs. USC...had six points and eight rebounds at Rice...had a career-high 15 rebounds at Oklahoma State...tied her career-high two assists and matched season-high two blocks vs. Baylor...had 10 points, nine rebounds and two steals, while tying career-high two assists at Texas A&M...scored eight points and had six rebounds at Nebraska...had eight points and six rebounds vs. Oklahoma State...had four rebounds at Oklahoma...pulled down six rebounds vs. Kansas State...had seven points and eight rebounds vs. Texas A&M...had 11 points and six rebounds at Baylor...had nine rebounds and tied career-high two assists vs. Texas...had six rebounds and three steals at Kansas...had eight points and four rebounds vs. Oklahoma.

As a sophomore: Played in all 33 games...named second-team Academic All-Big 12 this year...recorded her second career double-double as she had career highs of 14 points and 11 rebounds...scored 12 points in the victory over Southwest Texas State...recorded her first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds at Texas...had six rebounds vs. SWT...scored 10 points in 14 minutes vs. SMU...had eight rebounds vs. Texas...scored 10 points vs. Kansas...matched her career high of three blocks at Texas A&M and vs. Texas...had a career-high two assists vs. Kansas, while recording a steal and a block...scored eight points vs. Nebraska...matched her career-high two assists vs. Oklahoma...scored 12 points and collected four rebounds, while getting a career-high two steals vs. Tulane.

As a freshman: Saw action in 14 games...played a season-high five minutes against Texas-San Antonio...scored a career-high three points against Texas A&M...had career highs of two rebounds and three blocks against Texas-San Antonio.

High School: 1998 graduate of class 5A and 1998 state champion Alief Elsik High School in Houston, Texas...team state runners-up in 1995-96 and 1996-97...As a senior: First team All-District selection...named second team preseason All-Greater Houston...first team All-State selection and All-Greater Houston...As a junior: First team All-District and All-Region selection...named second team All-State and All-Houston Chronicle team...averaged 15.1 points, 11.4 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks per game...shot 62 percent from the charity stripe and 54 percent from the field...coached by Laura Dawson.

Personal: Full name is Tanisha L. Ellison...born 11-11-79 in Corpus Christi, Texas...mother is Brenda Ellison and works as a unit clerk...cousin Tamika Roberts played varsity sports for Texas-San Antonio...enjoys playing basketball and volleyball, shopping and having fun...also played volleyball in high school and was named second team All-District...majoring in Communication Studies.

Career Game Highs

Points: 15 vs. Missouri, 1-3-01
FGM: 5, four times
FGA: 10 vs. SW Texas St., 11-26-99
3FG: None
3FGA: None
FTM: 7 vs. Missouri, 1-3-01
FTA: 8 vs. Missouri, 1-3-01
Rebs.: 15 vs. Oklahoma State, 1-6-01
Assists: 2, six times
Blocks: 3, three times
Steals: 4 vs. Missouri, 1-3-01

Career Season Highs

Games Played: 33, 1999-00
Games Started: 32, 2000-01
Minutes: 608, 2000-01
Points: 158, 2000-01
FGM: 56, 1999-00, 2000-01
FGA: 107, 2000-01
3FGM: None
3FGA: None
FTM: 46, 2000-01
FTA: 65, 2000-01
Rebounds: 174, 2000-01
Assists: 18, 2000-01
Blocks: 17, 1998-99
Steals: 30, 2000-01

Career Stats

Year GP/GS Min FG-A Pct. 3P-A Pct. FT-A Pct. Reb./Avg. A S B Pts./Avg.
98-99 14/0 25 4-9 .444 0-0 .000 1-5 .200 8/0.6 0 0 3 9/0.6
99-00 33/0 452 56-104 .538 0-0 .000 31-57 .544 117/3.5 12 14 17 143/4.3
00-01 32/32 608 56-107 .523 0-0 .000 46-65 .714 174/5.5 18 30 12 158/4.9
Totals 79/32 1085 116-220 .527 0-0 .000 78-127 .614 299/3.8 30 44 32 310/3.9
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