13  Tiffany Collins
Tiffany Collins

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Missouri City, Texas

High School:
Willowridge HS

Height:
5-6

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
11/24/1979

Experience:
3L

Major:
Physical Education


Junior (1999-2000): Edged her way into the starting lineup early in the season...Started just the fourth game of her career against Mississippi State...Following the MSU game, she started seven of the next 10 games and finished the year with 12 straight starts...Ranked second on the squad in assists with 79...Dished out a career-high nine assists against hometown rival Houston...Recorded an assist in all but two games, and three or more assists in 14 games...Also ranked second on the team in steals with 50...Totaled a career-best five steals against Houston...Has recorded a steal in all but two games of her career...Recorded season bests in both scoring and rebounding against SEC foe Alabama with 15 points and six rebounds...Third-best shooter on the squad, hitting 49.6 percent of her shots from the field...Ranked seventh in scoring with 6.8 points per game...Shot better than 50 percent from the field in 11 games...Scored in double figures in eight games...Led the Lady Tigers in assists in seven games...One of most accurate free-throw shooters on the team, hitting 72.2 percent of shots from the charity stripe...Hit 33 of 41 free-throws in the latter half of junior season...Honored as the team's Most Improved Player at Lady Tiger banquet. Sophomore (1998-99): One of the first reserves to come off the bench for the Lady Tigers...Played in all 32 games, averaging 19.2 minutes a contest as a sophomore...Ranked third on the squad in assists with 78 and in steals with 43...Has dished out at least one assist in 42 of her last 47 games...Recorded a steal in all but six games this season...Scored a career-high 10 points against Louisville, Houston and Middle Tennessee State...Greatly improved her shooting from last season, hitting 41.1 percent (37-90) of her shots...Hit 64.7 percent (33-51) of her shots from the charity stripe. Freshman (1997-98): Played in 27 games in her first collegiate season, seeing more and more playing time as the season progressed...Played 10-plus minutes in the last 15 games, including a career-high 26 minutes against Tennessee...Reserve point guard, whose first career start was against the Tennessee Lady Vols..Also started against UAB and South Florida...Her steal late in the game at Saint Louis helped seal the 77-71 win...Recorded a career-high eight assists against Southern Miss... Scored five points in the 86-84 win over Louisville... Recorded a career-high eight points against Cincinnati in the semi-final game of the C-USA tournament...Ranked fourth on the team in assists, averaging 1.8 per game. At Willowridge High School: Prepped at Willowridge High for coach Jackie Valentine-Moore...Was a four-year letterwinner at Willowridge...Led her squad to a 28-9 record her senior season...Was named to the all-area team, while averaging 20.5 points per game... During her final season at Willowridge HS she averaged 3.7 assists and 2.3 steals per game... Holds the school record for most three-pointers in a game with four ...Was named her team's Most Valuable Player both her junior and senior season...Rated as one of the top high school players to come out of the Houston area ...Was named to the all-area team following her junior season...Also earned all-district honors in 1995-96 as well being named to the all-Greater Houston team...As a junior she averaged 15.0 points and 4.2 assists per contest...Was named the Most Valuable player for numerous tournaments in which Willowridge High School claimed the championship...Was a member of the second team all-district squad her sophomore season ... Lettered all-four years and started three of the four years...Was also a standout on the volleyball court...Earned two letters for Willowridge in volleyball her ninth and tenth grade seasons. Personal: Full name is Tiffany Renee Collins...Daughter of Dolores Collins and James Collins...Born November 24, 1979, in Missouri City, Texas...Majoring in physical education at The U of M...Has one sister, Veronica (31) and a brother, James (34).

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