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  Tarina Nixon

Tarina Nixon

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gilbert, Ariz.

High School:
Highland

Height:
5-6

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
01/06/1987

2007-08: 2nd Team All-OVC selection...played in 31 games with 26 starts...led the team and finished fourth in the OVC with 59 steals for a 1.90 per game average...led the team and ranked ninth in the OVC with a .795 free throw percentage...finished third on the team with 296 points and a 9.5 scoring average...led the team in assists (86), three-pointers made (36) and three-pointers attempted (116)...shot .396-percent from the field and .310-percent from three-point range...recorded an assist/turnover ratio of 1.4...led the team in scoring in five games...averaged 12.6 ppg, 3.6 rpg, shot .480 from the field and .840 from the free throw line in away contests...averaged 11.6 ppg, 3.4 rpg and shot .839 from the charity stripe in OVC games...scored in double-digits in 15 games...scored a career-high 23 points on 9-17 shooting, collected six rebounds and dished out five assists at Tennessee State (1/17)...finished with 22 points on 7-14 shooting (4-8 from three-point range) and 4-4 shooting from the free throw line vs. Morehead State (1/24)...at Morehead State (2/7) finished with 19 points on 7-12 shooting...scored 17 points on 5-6 shooting (3-4 from three-point range), 4-4 from the free throw line, five rebounds, five assists and four steals at Jacksonville State (12/20)...finished with 17 points and five assists at Eastern Illinois (1/5)...scored 16 points on 7-14 shooting, added a team-high six rebounds, dished out five assists and recorded a career-high two blocks vs. Tennessee Tech (12/8)...went a perfect 5-5 from the charity stripe enroute to scoring 14 points at Eastern Kentucky (2/9)...made three or more three-pointers in five games...collected five or more rebounds in six games...recorded five or more assists in nine games...swiped three or more passes in nine games...played 40 or more minutes in a game four times including a career-high 45 minutes against Tennessee Martin on ESPNU...finished season ranked third in three-pointers made (122) and eighth in steals (143 steals) on the school's all-time career charts...named to the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll...Southeast Scholar Athlete.

2006-07: Started 30 of 31 games played at point guard...third on the team in scoring with 11.0 points per game...led the team with 103 assists and 52 steals...averaged 3.3 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.7 steals per game...shot 41% from three-point range and has made a team-high 54 treys on the season...tied a career-best with five three-pointers made at Buffalo and Jacksonville State...scored in double figures in 18 games...season-high 22 points vs. Eastern Illinois and at Samford...season-high six assists vs. Florida State, Harris-Stowe and Eastern Illinois...career-high seven rebounds at Baylor...career-best seven steals at Eastern Illinois...19 points, four assists and four rebounds vs. Eastern Kentucky...18 points, five assists and three steals at Jacksonville State...scored eight points and dished out four assists in first round NCAA Tournament game vs. Oklahoma...led the team in minutes played at 33.9 per game...named to the OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll...Southeast Scholar Athlete.

2005-06: Played in 31 games with 27 starts including all OVC games...tied for the team lead with a 42-percent three-point percentage...set the freshman record for three-pointers made in a game with five at Jacksonville State (12/20)...third in the OVC in three-point percentage...in OVC games made 43-percent of her three pointers, second in the OVC...led the team in free-throw percentage in OVC games at 81-percent...scored in double-figures in four games including a season-high 21 points at Jacksonville State (12/20) on 8-12 shooting (5-7 from three-point range)...scored 18 points vs. Eastern Kentucky (1/2)...recorded a season-high six rebounds at Arkansas-Monticello (11/22)...dished out a season-high four assists vs. Eastern Illinois (2/16)...against Tennessee-Martin (2/4) recorded a season-high four steals...Southeast Scholar Athlete.

Prep: Attended Highland High School in Glendale, Ariz....coached by Miner Webster...Second Team All-State selection...state title game MVP...Fiesta Region Player of the Year...led team to state championship...Coca-Cola Classic All-Tournament Team Selection...Centennial Christmas Tournament All-Tourney Selection.

Personal: Born 1-6-87...daughter of Shawn and Angelique Nixon...majoring in Recreation...favorite athlete is Allen Iverson.

 
 

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