Tia Faleru
Tia Faleru

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Ozark, Ala.

High School:
Carroll H.S.

Height:
6-1

Position:
F

Experience:
2L


03/05/2014

Accolades Keep Coming for McFarland, Faleru

College Sports Madness Honors

03/05/2014

Movin On: Rebels Advance with Win over Arkansas

Tia Faleru Leads Ole Miss with 16 points

03/04/2014

Ole Miss Opens SEC Tournament vs. Arkansas

7:30 p.m. (CT) Tip From Duluth, Ga.

03/01/2014

Ole Miss Hosts Auburn on Senior Day

2 p.m. Tip At Tad Smith Coliseum

02/23/2014

Ole Miss Drops OT Contest to Mississippi State

McFarland Career-High 29 Points

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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