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Tia Faleru

Tia  Faleru

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ozark, Ala.

High School:
Carroll H.S.

Height:
6-1

Position:
F

Experience:
3L

12/15/2015

Ole Miss Hosts Tulane on the Hardwood Wednesday

Rebels and Green Wave tip off at 6 pm at Tad Smith Coliseum

11/18/2015

Rebels Host Missouri State on Thursday Night

Final Game of Season-Opening Three-Game Homestand

11/14/2015

Rebels Host UL-Lafayette on SEC Network

Game is first televised women's basketball game on SEC Network of 2015-16 season

11/13/2015

Rebels Knock Off Mississippi Valley in Opener

Sessom leads Ole Miss with 24 points

04/10/2015

Final WBB Game Notes 2014-15

Tia Faleru
Career Highs
Points: 31 at Kentucky (2/13/14)
Rebounds: 19 vs. Southern (11/20/14)
Assists: 5 vs. UMass (12/8/12)
Steals: 5 3x, last vs. South Alabama (12/14/14)
Blocks: 5 vs. Baylor (12/7/14)
Field Goals: 11 2x, last vs. Southern (11/20/14)
Free Throws: 15 at Kentucky (2/13/14)
Three Pointers: 3 2x, last at Kentucky (2/28/13)

Preseason All-SEC second team selection (Coaches) and College Sports Madness Second Team All-SEC selection

2014 Nugget Classic All-Tournament team
SEC Player of the Week (Dec. 22)
College Sports Madness SEC Player of the Week (Feb. 23)
C Spire Gillom Trophy Finalist
All-SEC First Team
AP All-SEC First Team (unanimous)
Honorable Mention AP All-American
College Sports Madness 4th Team All-American
Ranked No. 21 on Prospects Nation WNBA Elite 25 Draft Board


Senior Season (2014-15): All-SEC First Team AP All-SEC First Team (unanimous) ... Honorable Mention AP All-American College Sports Madness 4th Team All-American ... Ranked No. 21 on Prospects Nation WNBA Elite 25 Draft Board ... Preseason All-SEC second team selection (Coaches) and College Sports Madness Second Team All-SEC selection
 ... 2014 Nugget Classic All-Tournament team ... SEC Player of the Week (Dec. 22) ... College Sports Madness SEC Player of the Week (Feb. 23) ... C Spire Gillom Trophy Finalist ... 
Averaged 14.6 points and 9.8 rebounds ... Started 63 consecutive games and pulled down a rebound in each of her last 105 games
... Scored 1,000th career point vs. Miss. Valley St. - 26th 1000-point scorer in program history
... No. 5 all-time at Ole Miss on the double-double charts with 34 ... 14 double-doubles this season
... Has posted at least 10 double-doubles in back-to-back seasons
... Holds the top two rebounding performances by an SEC player in 2014-15 (19 vs. Southern and 17 vs. Grambling)
... 11 offensive rebounds vs. Southern are the most since Dee Forest grabbed 10 vs. Florida in 2006-07... Only SEC player to rank in the top 5 in rebounds (9.8 rpg-2nd), field goal percentage (.497-3rd) and scoring (14.6 ppg-5th) ... Five straight double-doubles (Alabama A&M, Southeastern La., Arkansas, at Kentucky, at Florida) - first player with 5+ in a season since Nikki Byrd in 2011 (Has hit the mark in each of the last two seasons)
... Among SEC active leaders in career rebounds (No. 3- 851), career points (2nd-1440) - No. 13 scorer all-time at Ole Miss
...17 games with double-figure rebounds; posted double figure rebounds in five of her last nine games
... One of seven players in program history with 1,000 points, 800 rebounds and 150 steals
... One of four players with 1000 points, 800 rebounds, 100 assists and 150 steals
... With her 15 rebounds at Mizzou; posted three games of 15+ rebounds in 2014-15 and six career games of 15+ rebounds ... Earned 800th rebound at Auburn and posted her second straight double-double; double-doubles in three of her six games
... 18 career games of 20+ points; seven 20+ games in 2014-15
... Five straight games of double-figure points to close regular-season; averaging 15.4 in final five games of regular season; has been in double figures the last eight games
... Closed the regular season as only SEC player to average a double-double (14.6 ppg and 10.1 rpg) throughout the regular season ... Picked up 100th career assist against Georgia Tech in second round of WNIT.


Junior Season (2013-14):
Named to the AP All-SEC Team ... An All-SEC and College Sports Madness second-team selection ... Finished second on the team averaging 16.4 points per game and led the SEC in rebounding with 9.4 boards per game ... Recorded an SEC-best 15 double-doubles ... Played in, and started 30 games ... Led the team in rebounds on 22 occasions, hitting the double figure rebound mark 16 times ... Scored in double figures in 23 games ... Finished her junior season just 41 points shy of becoming Ole Miss' 26th 1,000-point scorer ... Was named a finalist for the CSpire Gillom Trophy presented annually to the best female collegiate basketball player in the state of Mississippi ... Scored a career-best 31 points against Kentucky (Feb. 13) while also grabbing 16 rebounds and making a career-high 15 free throws ... Scored 29 points while grabbing 16 boards against Washington State (Nov. 17) ... Led the Rebels to their first SEC win of the season in an overtime win against Mississippi State (Jan. 23) with 29 points and 15 rebounds ... Hit a career high 11 field goals at Alabama (Jan. 12) ... Grabbed 14 rebounds to go with her 21 points against Florida (Feb. 2) ... Was named co-SEC Player of the Week November 26th after averaging 18.5 points and 10 rebounds against Southeastern Louisiana and Tennessee State ... Scored 20 or more points in 10 games ... Returns for her senior season with 20 career double-doubles, 8th all-time in school history.

Sophomore Season (2012-13): Named Eleanor Shaw Super Sub honoree at team banquet ... Played in 28 games and recorded two starts ... finished the year tied for the team lead in scoring (11.4 points per game) ... tied for second on the team in rebounds per game (5.0) ... tied for second on the team in double-figure scoring games with 17, including 12 games in SEC play ... scored 15 or more points in seven games during the year ... Scored a career-best 24 points against Alabama (Jan. 13) ... recorded four double-doubles on the year including two in SEC play, 11 points and 11 rebounds vs. Mississippi State (Feb. 14) and 14 points and 14 rebounds against No. 10 Kentucky (Feb. 28) ... is the team's active-career leader in double-doubles with five ... grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds against No. 10 Kentucky (Feb. 28) ... recorded a career-high 10 field goals against Alabama (Jan. 13).

Freshman Season (2011-12):
Played in 29 games and made 12 starts in her first year with the Rebels ... started 12 of the final 14 games of the season ... tied for fourth on the team in scoring as she averaged 4.9 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game ... scored a career-best 13 points and added 10 boards to record her first career double-double against No. 15 Georgia (Jan. 22) ... pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds at Mississippi State (Feb. 12) ... also scored in double figures at South Carolina, 12 points, (Jan. 26) and at Florida, 10 points, (Feb. 5) ... ended the year with 17 steals and 28 assists ... scored at least five points in 15 games during the year ... third on the team in free throws, going 37-of-55 from the line.

High School:
Attended Carroll High School in Ozark, Ala. ... three-time Dothan Eagle Super 12 Player of the Year honoree ... named the 5A State Player of the Year in 2010-11 ... played in the AHSSA Alabama North-South game and the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star game ... nominated for the McDonald's All-America game ... helped lead her team to three consecutive winning seasons ... made the team's first regional appearance in 2010-11 ... also ran track and field ... ran the 100m dash and the 200m dash and qualified for State two years in a row ... placed fourth at State in the 100m dash in 2009-10.

Off The Court: Full name is Tia Janet Faleru ... born on July 30, 1993 ... daughter of Shirley Faleru ... likes to spend time with friends and talk on the phone ... mother, Shirley, also played basketball ... enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts.

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