Players Postgame Press Conference - Lady Bears vs. Evansville
Honors: MVC All-Freshman Team (2013)...MVC Freshman of the Week (Feb. 25, 2013).
2012-13: One of the MVC's top freshmen, Snow led the Lady Bears and ranked fifth in the league with 71 steals to go with averages of 8.8 points and 4.8 rebounds per game...Improved those numbers to 10.5 points and 5.6 rebounds in league contests, adding 6.8 free throw attempts per game as well...Debuted in spectacular fashion Nov. 13 versus No. 22 Oklahoma State, swiping eight steals for the No. 4 single-game total in MSU history...Also scored 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting against the Cowgirls...Had seven steals Feb. 21 against Southern Illinois for the No. 8 game in school history...Set school record for free throws made (18) and attempted (26) against SIU in that same game, ranking third and second in MVC history, respectively, finishing with 29 points to earn MVC Freshman of the Week honors...Her 264 points ranked 14th all-time among MSU freshmen...Led the Lady Bears in free throws made and attempted...Scored 10 or more points in 10 games...Went 11-for-16 from the foul line and finished with 18 points and 10 rebounds against UNI (Feb. 10)... Joined sister Bry in the starting lineup Jan. 25 at Evansville to become the first sisters to start a game at MSU since Melody and Julie Howard in 1994...Attempted at least five free throws in 13 games...Had multiple steals in 19 games and at least four thefts in seven contests...Played 645 minutes over the course of 30 games with seven starts...Ranked 12th in the MVC with 58 offensive rebounds, helping the Lady Bears set a school record in that category.
Background: All-around player with a knack for defense at Blue Springs High outside Kansas City...Three-time all-state and all-conference selection and four-time team defensive player of the year...Aided the Wildcats to an 84-9 record her final three seasons, becoming the first girls basketball player in Kansas City history to make the state championship game four consecutive seasons, each resulting in a runner-up finish...Earned numerous awards as a senior, including player of the year honors from the Kansas City Sports Commission, Kansas City Star and The Examiner...Scored 16.1 points with 7.0 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 2.1 assists that season after tallying 14 points and six boards as a junior...One of the top guards in the nation according to ESPN's Hoopgurlz.com...Ran track for the first time as a senior, earning all-state recognition in the long jump, 200-meter dash, and 4x100 and 4x200-meter relays.
Personal: Tyonna L. Snow is the daughter of Tyra Snow and Percy Snow...Born in Independence, Mo...Has one sister, Bry, a senior forward for the Lady Bears...Father was an All-American linebacker at Michigan State and a first-round draft choice of the Kansas City Chiefs in 1990...Mother ran track at Michigan State...Uncle, Eric Snow, played 13 seasons in the NBA...Undecided on an academic major...Turned 20 in August.