33  Tessa Johnson
Tessa Johnson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Terra Haute, Ind.

Last College:
Lincoln Trail

Height:
5-11

Position:
G

2010-11 (Sophomore):
Appeared in 29 of 30 games during her first season with the Herd...made five starts on the season...scored 10 points in 31 minutes of action vs. USC Upstate, shooting 4-11 from the floor...attempted first free throws vs. Cleveland State, draining six of six from the foul line and hitting 2-3 from beyond the arc en route to a career-high 12 points...tallied eight points and a career-high six rebounds in first career start vs. Morehead State...hit a career-high three 3-pt baskets vs. Memphis for nine points...shot 4-6 from the floor for 10 points vs. UAB while adding four assists...lead the team in three point field goal percentage, 29.7% (22-74)...shot 90.9% from the free throw line on the season (10-11)...fourth on the team in field goal percentage, 33% (33-100).

Prior to Marshall:
Played one season at Lincoln Trail (Ill.) College under the direction of Chad Killinger, current assistant coach at Marshall...helped team to a school record 28-5 mark, first Great Rivers Athletic Conference Championship, first NJCAA Region 24 Championship and first trip to the NJCAA National Tournament...named NJCAA All-Region 24 and All-Great Rivers Athletic Conference...averaged 14.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 2.2 assists per game...career-mark in scoring was 27 points.

High School:
Played for Terre Haute South...averaged 14 points, 4.2 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.1 steals, shot 53 percent from the floor, 37 percent from three point range and 81 percent from the free throw line...played for the Indiana Elite AAU team that won States in 2008...shot 37 percent from three point range for the Elite and averaged four rebounds per game...a member of the student council...was a volunteer for the humane society.

Personal:
Born on March 14, 1990...daughter of Howie and Stacey Johnson...has siblings Tucker (22) who attends graduate school Indiana State University, Tristih (21) who attends Beauty School and Tait (18) who attends Indiana State...major is Nursing.