Tia Mays
Tia Mays


Des Moines, Iowa

Last College:



Junior College

-MVC All-Defensive Team (2011)

-MVC Newcomer of the Week (1/17/11)

At Missouri State
The final piece to Missouri State's 2010 recruiting class came in the form of sophomore transfer Tia Mays, who promises to give the Lady Bears an imposing presence in the paint. A 6-1 forward, Mays is eligible to compete immediately in 2010-11 and will have three years of eligibility with the Lady Bears.

At Des Moines Area Community College, Mays averaged a double-double in 2009-10, her first in the junior college program after initially attending the University of Iowa on a basketball scholarship the previous academic year...Contributed 12.3 points and 10.9 rebounds per outing in helping the Bears to a 20-10 record and an NJCAA Region XI Division IIsemifinal appearance...Blocked 3.6 shots, while recording 1.4 steals and handing out 1.5 assists per game...Earned Division II First-Team All-Region honors from the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference...Was a four-year letterwinner and starter at Des Moines East High School, earning all-state recognition her junior and senior seasons...Named a McDonald's All-America nominee prior to her senior year in 2007, as well as a preseason honorable mention All-America selection by Street & Smith's in 2006...A four-time all-conference honoree, Mays helped lead the Lady Scarlets to a school-record 19-5 mark and a berth in the Iowa Girls State Basketball Tournament as a junior in 2006-07...Also lettered in volleyball and track and field at East, where she was a National Youth Council and Leadership representative and an honor roll student.

Mays is the daughter of Tira Mays...Has one sister, Tiara...Plans to pursue a career in sport management...Will turn 20 in November.

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