Career Honors 2013-14 All-Big Ten honorable mention
2013-14 Selected All-Big Ten honorable mention by the coaches and media ... Shared the team’s Most Improved Player Award with Ariel Edwards for the second time in her career ... Finished her career ranked eighth in Penn State history in blocked shots (102) ... Is just the eighth player in Lady Lion program history to record 100 or more blocks in a career ... Became the 30th member of Penn State’s 500-rebound club with four caroms against Ohio State (3/7) ... Ranked 10th in the Big Ten in rebounding (7.4 rpg), sixth in field goal percentage (.533) and tied for ninth in blocks (1.4 bpg) ... Had five double-doubles ... Recorded seven blocks, the third-highest single-game total in school history, which has occurred 10 times ... Accumulated 10 points, four rebounds, three steals and a block in the NCAA Regional Semifinal at Stanford (3/30) ... Scored nine points on 3-of-5 shooting and a 3-for-4 effort from the free throw line while chipping in seven rebounds, one block and one steal against Florida (3/25) in the NCAA Second Round ... Posted her first double-double of her career in NCAA Tournament play with 13 points and 13 rebounds in the first round win over Wichita State (3/23) ... Scored a career-high 16 points on 6-9 shooting, pulled down seven rebounds and blocked four shots against Michigan (3/1) ... Led the team in rebounds with 12 and added seven points, a block and assist against Nebraska (2/24) ... Went 4-for-6 from the field for eight points and pulled down six rebounds while adding two blocks and two steals in the win over Wisconsin (2/16) ... Totaled nine points on 3-of-5 shooting and recorded three rebounds, two blocks and an assist in the victory at Indiana (2/13) ... Scored 12 points on 4-of-6 shooting and pulled down eight rebounds, while rejecting two shots in the road victory at Ohio State (2/9) ... Notched her fourth double-double of the season, scoring a 14 points while grabbing 12 rebounds, which matched her previous season high against Iowa (2/6) ... Had 11 points on 4-of-6 shooting and chipped in six points, two assists and a block in the win at Northwestern (2/2) ... Posted the third double-double of the season and career with 12 rebounds and 12 points, while adding an assist, a steal and a block in the win at Purdue (1/30) ... Recorded the second double-double of her career and season with a career-high 13 points and 11 rebounds, while adding two assists, a block and a steal in the win over Indiana (1/23) ... Surpassed the 300-point mark for her career with seven points and collected seven rebounds to go along with two blocks, two steals and an assist in the road victory at Michigan State (1/19) ... Grabbed nine rebounds and scored eight points while adding two assists, a block and a steal in the win over Ohio State (1/16) ... Had an impressive stat line with 10 rebounds, nine points and seven blocks against Purdue (1/12). The seven blocks match her career high and were just one shy of tying the school record for blocks in a game ... Posted Penn State’s first double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds in the Big Ten opening victory over Iowa (1/5) ... Went 4-for-8 from the field, scoring eight points while adding six rebounds, three blocks, a steal and an assist in the win over #20/24 Texas A&M (12/15) ... Posted 10 points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal in the road victory against Georgetown (12/8) ... Scored 12 points and hauled in eight rebounds, while adding a trio of blocks and a steal against #4/5 Notre Dame (12/4) ... Pulled in 11 rebounds to go along with four points and two blocks in the win over Illinois State (11/30) ... Was 4-for-6 from the field en route to nine points and six rebounds against Oregon State (11/29) ... Had a solid outing with eight points, 10 rebounds, four blocks and two steals against #1 Connecticut (11/17) ... Pitched in eight points and eight rebounds off of the bench in the win over St. Francis (Pa.) (11/8).
2012-13 19th in school history in career blocks (57) ... Made her first career start and responded with a career-high 11 points to go along with three blocks and a pair of rebounds in the win over Fairleigh Dickinson (12/2) ... Turned in a solid outing with four points, eight rebounds and a steal in 17 minutes against LSU in the NCAA Tournament (3/26) ... Pulled down 12 rebounds, including six on the offensive glass, with three blocks against Cal Poly in the NCAA Tournament (3/24) ... Snagged five rebounds to go with two points and a blocked shot against Michigan State (2/10) ... Registered two points and six rebounds at Indiana (2/7) ... Stellar off of the bench with nine points, including a 2-for-2 effort from the field, six rebounds and a block in 12 minutes versus Purdue (2/4) ... Was a solid spark off of the bench with four points, four rebounds and two blocks in the win at Ohio State (1/27) ... Pulled in six rebounds off of the bench at Michigan (1/21) ... Accounted for two points and four rebounds against Wisconsin (1/17) ... Tallied three points, two rebounds and a blocked shot in the win over Northwestern (1/3) ... Chipped in two points and three rebounds at Miami (11/29) ... Recorded four points and a blocked shot in the victory at Cal State Northridge (11/24) ... Was 2-for-3 from the field en route to five points and three rebounds in the win over Lafayette (11/18) ... Had two rebounds in the win over Howard (11/11).
2011-12 Shared team's Most Improved Player Award with Ariel Edwards ... Greatly improved her contributions from her freshman to sophomore seasons, increasing her scoring production by 325% (3.4-0.8) and rebounding numbers by 300% (5.2-1.3) ... Accounted for six points and a team-best 10 rebounds in the Sweet Sixteen loss to UConn (3/25) ... Narrowly missed out on her first career double-double with nine points and nine rebounds in the win over Indiana (2/2) ... Had arguably the best game of her career, registering personal bests of 15 rebounds and seven blocks to go along with six points at South Carolina (11/20) ... Her seven blocks at South Carolina are tied for third on the PSU single-game charts and are the most for a Lady Lion since Nikki Greene blocked seven shots against Purdue on Jan. 28, 2010 ... Tallied four points, three rebounds and a block against Purdue in the Big Ten semifinals (3/3) ... Had two points, four rebounds and a pair of blocks in the Big Ten quarterfinal win over Minnesota (3/2) ... Notched five points and six rebounds in the win over #8/11 Ohio State (2/20) ... Recorded five points, three rebounds and a block in the win at Purdue (2/16) ... Tallied six points and 10 rebounds in just 12 minutes of action off of the bench in the win at Northwestern (2/12) ... Grabbed seven rebounds to go along with four points at Wisconsin (1/2) ... Chipped in six points, eight rebounds, a career-best two assists and three blocks in the win at Bucknell (12/21) ... Equalled her career high with eight points to compliment six rebounds, two blocks and an assist in the win over Wagner (12/18) ... Snared five rebounds in eight minutes against UMES (12/11) ... Had a solid night off the bench with six points, three rebounds, a block and a steal in the win over Virginia Tech (12/6) ... Accounted for six points, eight rebounds, a blocked shot and a career-high two steals at #19/25 Texas Tech (12/3) ... Registered a career-best eight points on 4-of-6 shooting to go along with six rebounds in the Nugget Classic Championship game win over Nevada (11/26) ... Turned in her first career double-digit rebounding performance as she hauled in 11 caroms at Delaware (11/17) ... Notched two points, six rebounds and a blocked shot in the Lady Lion Classic Championship game win over Middle Tennessee (11/13) ... Had a solid night in the season-opening win over Washington State (11/11) with six points via a 3-for-3 shooting effort and eight rebounds.
2010-11 Had one offensive rebound in the Big Ten Championship game against Ohio State (3/6) ... Pulled in a career-high four rebounds in the Big Ten semifinal win over Illinois (3/5) ... Accounted for one point and two rebounds against Purdue in the Big Ten quarterfinals (3/4) ... Tallied two points on her only shot from the field and pulled in two rebounds in the regular-season finale against Northwestern (2/27) ... Grabbed two rebounds against Purdue (2/24) ... Made her only shot from the field and tallied her first two collegiate blocked shots at Ohio State (2/17) ... Was 2-for-2 from the field en route to four points at Indiana (2/13) ... Also pulled in a pair of rebounds against the Hoosiers ... Scored her first collegiate basket on a layup against #11/13 Michigan State (2/11) ... Nabbed a steal in the win at Michigan (2/3) ... Pulled in two rebounds at Northwestern (1/6) ... Saw first action against Bucknell (12/28) ... Had one point, three rebounds and one steal against the Bison ... Missed the first 13 games of the season due to an ACL injury suffered in April.
HIGH SCHOOL Averaged a double-double with 13.4 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.7 blocks per game to lead The Friends' Central School to a perfect 10-0 record in Friends Schools League play ... Had 24 points and 19 rebounds in the FSL Championship game to lead Friends Central to its first title in 24 years ... Finished her career second on FCS's career scoring list with 1,102 points ... She is the seventh player in FCS history to reach 1,000 points ... Pulled in 920 career rebounds ... Two-time All-State selection, including a first team berth as a senior ... Was an All-Main Line Times first team choice for three straight seasons ... Claimed Friends Schools All-League honors ... Was the 35th-ranked center by ESPN/HoopGurlz ... Had 28 points, 19 rebounds and 13 blocks against Germantown Friends (12/18/09) ... Played in the All-Star Labor Classic for the Suburban Girls team ... McDonald's All-American nominee ... Played AAU basketball with the Philly Triple Threat ... Also played lacrosse.
PERSONAL Full name is Talia Yasmeen East ... Born November 28, 1991 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ... Parents are Sharon Bell-East and Rennard East ... Has one sister, Bria, and two brothers, Naeem and Abdul ... Graduated in May 2014 with a degree in broadcast journalism with a minor in theater.