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Tyra Grant
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Tyra Grant

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Youngstown, Ohio

High School:
Youngstown Ursuline

Height:
5-11

Position:
G

Experience:
SR


01/19/2014

No. 17/16 Lady Lions Post Comeback Win at Michigan State, 66-54

Lucas moves into 10th place on the Big Ten's career scoring chart

12/03/2013

No. 11/10 Lady Lions Host No. 5/4 Notre Dame in Big Ten/ACC Challenge Wednesday

Fans will receive a magnetic mini-basketball court as the first in a series of six giveaways for the 7:30 tip

05/23/2013

Washington Elected Vice President of WBCA Executive Committee

Lady Lion head coach will serve as vice president/president-elect in 2013-14 and 2014-15

01/27/2009

#1 Tyra Grant

#1 Tyra Grant

11/19/2008

Women's Basketball vs. Stony Brook 11/19/2008

Women's Basketball vs. Stony Brook 11/19/2008


2009-10
2009-10 Highlights: Drafted with the 24th overall pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury ... Associated Press honorable mention All-America selection ... Finished her career third in school history with 2,044 points ... Broke the single-season record for free throws made (176) and free throws attempted (223) ... Just the fourth player in program history to reach 2,000 career points (Kelly Mazzante, Susan Robinson and Kahadeejah Herbert) ... Earned first team All-Big Ten honors for the second-straight season ... One of 30 players named to Naismith Mid-Season List ... Was in Preseason Wooden National Player of the Year Award watch lists ... Preseason All-Big Ten selection ... Lowe's Senior CLASS Award second team choice ... Sixth on Penn State's single-season scoring list with 597 points ... Scored in double figures in each of her last 43 games in her career ... Had 41 career 20-point games, including 15 this season ... Posted the sixth-best single-game scoring performance in Big Ten Tournament history with 32 points to go along with nine rebounds and two steals against Iowa (3/5). The effort pushed her past the 2,000-point plateau for her career ... Accounted for 15 points, four rebounds, two blocks and two steals in the Big Ten Tournament win over Minnesota (3/4) ... Accumulated 14 points, nine rebounds and a blocked shot in the regular-season finale at Indiana (2/28) ... Narrowly missed her second career double-double with 25 points and nine rebounds in the overtime win against Michigan (2/18). Also added four assists and two steals ... Tallied 18 points, five rebounds, two assists, two steals and a blocked shots at Purdue (2/14) ... Scored all 11 of her points in a three-minute stretch in the second half against Minnesota (2/11) ... Tied her career high with four three-pointers and made all six of her free throws en route to 22 points and four steals against #8/9 Ohio State (2/7) ... Had a solid all-around performance with a game-high 19 points, six rebounds, two blocks and two steals at Michigan (1/31) ... Accounted for 26 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals in the overtime loss to Purdue (1/28) ... Dished out a career-high nine assists to go along with 15 points, five rebounds and a steal in the win over Illinois (1/24) ... Tallied all 14 of her points after halftime in a win at Wisconsin (1/21). Also pulled in five rebounds and had two steals versus the Badgers ... Scored Penn State's first nine points of the game en route to 23 points, four rebound and two steals in an upset win over #23/20 Michigan State (1/17) ... Tallied 20 points, two assists and three steals in the win at Iowa (1/14) ... Recorded a game-high 27 points, including six in overtime, to go along with six rebounds and a block in the win over Indiana (1/10) ... Was 10-for-11 from the free throw line on the way to a team-best 20 points in the win at Northwestern (1/3) ... Had a team-best 17 points to go along with five rebounds, four assists and a blocked shot at Illinois (12/31) ... Netted 11 of her game-high 28 points in overtime to lead the Lions over Iowa (12/28) ... Was 13-for-14 from the free throw line against the Hawkeyes and added six rebounds and three steals ... Scored 13 of Penn State's 26 points during a crucial 26-3 run in the win over Oakland (12/21) ... Finished the game with 21 points, five rebounds, five assists, two blocks and two steals ... Accounted for a game-high 27 points to go along with three steals in the upset win over #15/15 Pittsburgh (12/12) ... Tallied a game-high 13 points on a career-best 5-of-7 shooting effort against Monmouth (12/9) ... Also had five rebounds and a steal versus the Hawks ... Had a game-high 23 points to go along with four rebounds and two steals against Minnesota (12/6) ... Scored half of her 20 points from the free throw line (10-for-13) against Georgia Tech (12/2) ... Also added seven rebounds, three assists and three steals versus the Yellow Jackets ... Selected as Dead River Company Classic Tournament MVP after averaging 15.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steals in two tournament games ... Bounced back from a slow first half to score a game-high 18 points to go along with six rebounds and two blocks at South Carolina (11/22) ... Tallied 10 second-half points against Bucknell (11/19) ... Had 11 points and four rebounds in the win over NJIT (11/15). It was her 14th consecutive double-digit scoring performance ... Registered first career double-double with 25 points and a career-best 11 rebounds in the season-opening win at Drexel (11/13).


2008-09
Preseason Candidate for the Wooden Award ... Participated in the USA Basketball Trials for the World University Games ... All-Big Ten first team (coaches and media) selection ... One of 30 semifinalists for the Naismith National Player of the Year Award ... Led the team and finished second in the Big Ten and 18th in the NCAA in scoring (19.6 ppg) ... Her 19.6 points per game is sixth on the Penn State single-season scoring average list ... Ranks 13th in school history with 1,447 points entering her senior season ... Is fifth in career three-pointers made (130) and 16th in blocked shots (54) ... Named Joanie O'Brien Award winner for the team's most valuable player ... Lost the Big Ten scoring race to by a single point (360 to 359) ... Registered 15 games with 20 or more points ... Is one of five players in school history to have three or more 30-point games in their career (3) ... Became the 14th junior in school history to reach the 1,000-point plateau with 18 points against Florida State (12/3) ... Earned Big Ten Co-Player of the Week honor on Jan. 27 for her effort against Wisconsin ... Equalled her career high with 33 points in a triple overtime loss at Iowa (2/1) ... Set career marks for field goals made (13), field goal attempts (30), three-pointers made (4) and three-point attempts (13) against the Hawkeyes ... Her 30 field goal attempts are a Carver Hawkeye Arena record ... Drained the game-winning jumper at the buzzer to lift the Lady Lions over Wisconsin (1/22) ... Scored 12 of PSU's 13 points in overtime versus the Badgers and finished the game with 32 points ... Scored 20 of her game-high 26 points in the first half on Pink Zone Day versus Iowa (2/15) ... Netted a team-high 21 points to go along with three assists against Minnesota (2/5) ... Connected on 4-of-5 shots from three-point range en route to a game-high 24 points against Michigan (1/4) ... Continued her string of 20-point games with 21 points on 8-of-19 shooting in the win over Illinois (12/28) ... Posted her third-straight game with 20+ points with 22 tallies in the Big Ten opener against Michigan State (12/21) ...­­­ Tied her season-high with 26 points on 10-of-21 shooting against #1 Connecticut at Madison Square Garden (12/14) ... Tallied 24 points in the win over Bucknell (12/9) ... Accounted for a team-high 22 points to go along with a career-high six steals in a tough loss to #8/5 Texas A&M ... Recorded 20 tallies with a team-high seven rebounds at Pitt (11/24) ... Scored 22 of her game-high 26 points in the second half against Prairie View (11/21).

2007-08
Named All-Big Ten honorable mention (coaches and media) ... Four 20-point games ... Led the team and was ninth in the Big Ten in scoring (13.8) ... Reached the 800-point plateau for her career with 17 tallies against Iowa (2/10) ... Dec. 17 Big Ten Player of the Week after averaging 22.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in two Lady Lion wins ... Had a game-high 18 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field and an 8-for-8 mark from the free throw line against Michigan State (2/17) ... Led the Lady Lions with 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists at Ohio State (1/28) ... Had a game-high 18 points to go along with four rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocked shots against Purdue (1/17) ... Posted her fourth 20-point game of the season with 20 tallies on 8-of-15 shooting in a home win over Northwestern (1/10) ... Drained two free throws with 9.9 seconds remaining to lift Penn State to a 49-48 victory over Illinois (1/2) ... Finished Illinois game with 13 points and six rebounds ... Notched her 10th career 20-point performance with 20 points on 10-of-19 shooting in the road win over Bucknell (12/15) ... Had a season-high 24 points on 9-of-16 shooting in the win over Mississippi (12/13) ... Set career highs with six assists and three blocks against the Rebels ... Registered a game-high 19 points in upset win over #20/21 Pittsburgh (11/11) to claim the WBCA  Classic title ... Selected to WBCA Classic All-Tournament team.


2006-07
Led the team and was sixth in the Big Ten in scoring (14.6) ... Selected to the Big Ten All-Freshman team ... Named All-Big Ten honorable mention by the coaches and the media ... Finished third on Penn State's freshman season scoring chart with 452 points ... Tied for sixth in school history in blocks by a freshman (20) ... Only player on the team to have at least one field goal in every game ... Ranked 13th in the Big Ten in three-point field goals per game (1.26) ... Reached double figures in the scoring column 20 times ... Seven games with 20 or more points ... Scored a career-high 33 points at Iowa (2/18), the highest single-game total by a PSU freshman since Kelly Mazzante had 38 tallies against Illinois (2/15/01) ... Was the first Big Ten freshman to reach the 30-point plateau since Purdue's Katie Gearlds in 2004 ... Her 33 points versus Iowa were tied for the second-most by a Big Ten player during the season ... First Penn State freshman since Mazzante to reach the 20-point mark in consecutive games with 20 tallies against Xavier (12/7) and 29 tallies versus Old Dominion (12/3) ... Had three-straight 20-point games with 22 points at Michigan State (2/1), 28 markers versus Wisconsin (2/4) and 24 points at Northwestern (2/11), a feat that was never accomplished by Mazzante as a rookie ... Had two or more blocks in a game on seven occasions ... Started her career by making 22-of-23 free throws.

High School
Averaged a double-double with 30.8 points and 10.2 rebounds to lead Youngstown Ursuline to a 22-5 record senior year ... Scored a school-record 2,292 points in her career ... Led the Fighting Irishmen to a state title in 2004 and a runner-up finish in 2006 ... Named Miss Ohio Basketball senior year ... Named the 2006 Ohio AP Division III Tri-Player of the Year ... Earned AP Division III first team all-state honors as a senior ... Scored 52 points in one game to set a school record ... Holds 10 records at Youngstown Ursuline ... Scored 33 points, including five three-pointers in the 2006 Division III State Championship game to set records for most points and most three-pointers ... Also ran track.

Personal
Full name is Tyra Angelia Grant ... Born on August 27, 1988 in Youngstown, Ohio ... Parents are Faith Grant and Joseph McRae ... Father was an All-American at Ashland College in 1976 and 1977 ... Aunt Wanda Grant was a multi-record holder at Youngstown State ... Majoring in recreation, parks and tourism management.

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