TAMU Women's Basketball BIO
20 Tyra White

• 2012 WBCA All-America Honorable Mention
• 2012 All-Big 12 First Team
• 2011-12 Naismith Trophy Early-Season Watch List
• 2011-12 Wade Trophy Watch List
• 2011-12 John R. Wooden Award Preseason List
• 2011 Women's Final Four All-Tournament Team
• 2011 State Farm All-America Honorable Mention
• 2011 All-Big 12 First Team
• 2011 Big 12 All-Tournament Team
• 2010 Big 12 All-Tournament Team

• Big 12 Freshman of the Week selection (Nov. 17, 2008) 

• 2008-09 Preseason Big 12 Freshman of the Year
• 2007-08 Preseason Big 12 Freshman of the Year

SENIOR (2011-12)
WBCA All-America Honorable Mention...All-Big 12 First Team...Naismith Trophy Early-Season Watch List...Wade Trophy Watch List...John R. Wooden Award Preseason List...Ranks fifth in the Big 12 in career games played (139)...Ranks fourth all-time at A&M in career field goals made (601) and in career field goals attempted (1,301)...Ranks seventh in career points (1,482)...Ranks ninth in career 3-point field goal percentage (.340, 87-256)...Ranks 10th in career rebounds (594)...Started 32 games of the season and 88 straight before being sidelined with a foot injury during the Big 12 Championship...Team's leading scorer who averaged 13.1 points per game...Team's third-leading rebounder who averaged 5.6 rebounds per game...Reached double figures in 26 games...Led the team in scoring 11 times and in rebounding eight times...Had team highs with 18 points and seven rebounds against Albany in the NCAA First Round...Dished out four assists versus No. 1 Baylor...Tallied her second double-double of the season with 11 points and a career-high 13 rebounds while adding two assists, two steals and a blocked shot against Oklahoma State...Registered a team-high 18 points and three steals at No. 1 Baylor...Earned her first double-double of the year with 13 points and 10 rebounds while shooting 67 percent (6-of-9) from the floor versus Kansas State...Contributed four assists against No. 25 Kansas...Grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and had 14 points and three steals versus Iowa State...Dished out a career-high five assists against Missouri...Swiped a career-best four steals and had seven rebounds at Iowa State...Recorded 19 points and seven rebounds versus Texas...Led the team with 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds against Oklahoma...Had a team-best 17 points at Kansas State...Scored a team-high 19 points against McNeese State...Added 17 points, eight rebounds and a career-high two blocked shots versus USC...Led the team with 14 points and seven rebounds at No. 2 UConn...Grabbed seven rebounds against Temple, Mississippi State and No. 9 Louisville...Also added four assists versus Temple...Tallied a season- and game-high 22 points, going 7-of-11 (.636) from the floor and 8-of-9 from the charity stripe, against Lamar in the season opener...Earned team's Miss Offense Award for the second consecutive season...Selected 16th overall in the WNBA Draft by the Los Angeles Sparks.

JUNIOR (2010-11)
Women's Final Four All-Tournament Team...State Farm All-America Honorable Mention...All-Big 12 First Team...Big 12 All-Tournament Team...Started in all 38 games of the season...Team's second-leading scorer who averaged 13.8 points per game...Team's third-leading rebounder who averaged 5.1 rebounds per game...Shot a team-best 39 percent from beyond the arc...Posted a 49 percent field goal percentage...Reached double figures in 30 games, including the last nine straight...Led the team in scoring six times...Posted five 20-point performances...Shot a season-best 78 percent (7-of-9) from the floor versus No. 7 Notre Dame in the NCAA National Championship Finals...Had a team-leading 18 points against No. 2 Stanford in the NCAA National Championship Semifinals...Tallied 10 points and nine rebounds versus No. 3 Baylor in the NCAA Regional Final...Was the 23rd A&M player to pass 1,000 career points with 11 against Rutgers in the NCAA Second Round...Registered 18 points and nine rebounds versus No. 20 Oklahoma in the Big 12 Championship Semifinals...Grabbed nine rebounds against No. 3 Baylor in the Big 12 Championship Finals...Shot 75 percent (9-of-12) from the floor against Texas Tech...Scored a career- and team-high 29 points on 10-of-16 (.625) shooting at No. 1 Baylor and pulled down eight rebounds...Posted a team-high 18 points and added eight rebounds against No. 1 Baylor...With 20 points and a career-best 13 rebounds, posted her first double-double of the season and second of her career at Oklahoma State...Scored 22 points on 10-of-14 (.714) from the floor and was a perfect 2-for-2 from the charity stripe against ULM...Registered a team-high 20 points and seven rebounds versus Arizona...Received team's Miss Offense Award.

SOPHOMORE (2009-10)
Played in all 34 contests of the season with 32 starts...Averaged 10.6 points, which was third best on the team, and 4.1 rebounds per game...Reached double figures in 20 games and led the team in scoring five times...Tallied a career-best four steals and matched her career high with two blocked shots against Gonzaga in the NCAA Second Round...Scored in double figures in all three Big 12 Championship games to be named to the Big 12 All-Tournament Team...Recorded her first career double-double with 10 points and a season-high 10 rebounds versus No. 15 Oklahoma State, also added a season-best four assists...Scored a team- and season-high 19 points in a season-best 40 minutes of play at No. 14 Baylor...Brought down eight rebounds versus Lamar, Texas Tech and at Nebraska...Turned in the third-best shooting performance by an Aggie in school history going a perfect 7-for-7 from the floor with 16 points at New Mexico...Registered back-to-back, 18-point performances versus No. 13 Arizona State and Gonzaga at the Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic...Also knocked down a career-high five three-pointers against the Zags...Registered a team-high 16 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the floor at TCU...Scored 15 points in the first half alone against Stephen F. Austin and went on to score 17 points...Earned team's Most Improved Award.

Played in 34 games of the season with one start...Team's fifth-leading scorer who averaged 5.3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game as a reserve...Scored a season-high 15 points and brought down a season-high eight rebounds versus Texas State...Honored as Big 12 Freshman of the Week on Nov. 17, 2008, leading the Aggies to a 2-0 week with a team-leading 13 points versus Mercer and No. 23 Pittsburgh...Tabbed as preseason Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year for the second year in a row by the league's head coaches...Made one of the best starts by any freshman in the Gary Blair Era by reaching double figures in the first three games of the season...Earned her first career start at Michigan with a season-high 30 minutes of play against the Wolverines.

FRESHMAN (2007-08)
Selected as preseason Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year...Had surgery in December of 2007 to heal a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee...Suffered season-ending injury in four minutes of play in team's season opener at SMU on Nov. 9...Wrote a weekly "From The White Pages" blog for TV Facts and AggieAthletics.com.

One of the nation's top 20 recruits out of Hickman Mills High School...McDonald's High School All-American...Scored 10 points and grabbed three rebounds in the McDonald's High School All-American Game held in Louisville, Ky...Tabbed as the Missouri Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior...Rated as the No. 17 overall prospect in the nation by HoopGurlz.com and fourth-best shooting guard by the All-Star Girls Basketball Report...Averaged 18.5 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, three steals and three blocks per game during her senior campaign...Honored as Metro Player of the Year as a junior averaging 20 points, eight rebounds, five assists and four steals per game...Four-time all-state and all-conference selection...Twice named MVP for small suburban schools...Played AAU Basketball for national powerhouse Kansas City Select under coach Earnest Jones...Named a 17-and-under AAU All-American...Received the 2007 Missouri DST Systems Challenge Award presented annually to women who have demonstrated their ability to break through barriers while participating in athletics...Honor Roll student.

Tyra Marie White...Born March 23, 1989 in Kansas City, Mo...Daughter of Betty White...Has three older brothers, Antonio (26), Jessie Jr. (25) and Reginald (24)...One of the highest-rated women's basketball player and second McDonald's High School All-American to ever sign with Texas A&M...Chose A&M over Texas Tech, Kansas, Cal and Middle Tennessee...Agricultural leadership and development major at Texas A&M...Would like to write for a major publication and play professional basketball in the future.

Position: Guard
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Kansas City, Mo.
High School: Hickman Mills HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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