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Necole Tunsil
Necole Tunsil

Birthdate:
08/22/1970

1993-94--U.S. Basketball Writers' all-American...Kodak Honorable Mention All-American...Basketball Times Honorable Mention All-American...first team all-Big Ten Conference selection...Sports Channel all-Big Ten Conference second team selection...three-time Big Ten Conference Player of the Week...best Offensive Iowa Player...Hawkeye scoring leader with 17.0 ppg...second in assists with 83 and second in rebounding with 5.8 rpg...top Iowa shooter from the charity stripe, completing 118 of 147 (.803)...started 26 of 28 games...ranks No. 6 on Iowa's all-time scoring list with 1283 career points...also ranks eighth in career rebounding (564) and seventh in assists (279)...led Hawkeye scorers with 28 points, a game-high eight rebounds and perfect shooting (six-for-six) from the free throw line in NCAA second round game against Alabama...one of four Hawkeye starters in double-figure scoring (15 points) in NCAA first round win over Mount St. Mary's...also shot perfect from the line (2-2) and added four rebounds against the Mountaineers...led Iowa with 15 points, five rebounds and five assists at Minnesota...registered 18 points, six rebounds and five assists in win over Ohio State...tallied 28 points, six boards, five assists and a block in upset win over No. 2 Penn State...set four school records with her 11-14 free throw shooting against the Lions...racked up 14 points and seven rebounds in win at Michigan...had 29 points and seven boards in win at Michigan State...added 28 points against Indiana...collected 18 points and nine rebounds in 39 minutes in upset win of No. 9 Purdue...added 15 points and five rebounds off the bench in win at Illinois...had 10 points at Northwestern...led all players with 28 points at No. 1 Penn State...shot a perfect four-for-four from the line and added seven rebounds and a block in 37 minutes against the Lions...compiled 20 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and three steals in win at Ohio State...led Iowa with 13 points in win over MSU...shot 5-for-6 from the line, snapping a 14 consecutive made free throw streak...had four points in win over Michigan...with her last basket of the evening against Northern Illinois hit the 1,000 career point plateau...now has 1017 career points...only one of 12 players in the history of UI women's basketball to score 1000 points...had 10 points at Indiana...upped her consecutive free throw streak to 12 with five-for-five in win over No. 18 Northwestern while helping the Hawkeyes to a school record 13-for13 from the line...also tallied 11 points, four assists and a steal against the Wildcats...went a perfect seven-for-seven from the line in win over Illinois...also led the Hawkeyes with 18 points...added eight rebounds, two assists and two steals in 37 minutes against the Illini...team leader with 24 points in win at Wisconsin...also grabbed six rebounds and five assists against the Badgers...tallied eight points, three rebounds and three assists in Big Ten opening win over Minnesota...named Most Valuable Player of USC Christmas Tournament and Prime Ticket Player of the Game...nailed a 3-point basket at the buzzer to lift No. 2 Iowa to a 50-49 win over No. 9 Southern Cal in the championship game...converted five 3-pointers and recorded a career-high 33 points...the "shot" was featured Dec. 31 on ESPN as the "Play of the Day"...attempted a school record nine 3-pointers at USC...named Big Ten Conference Player of the Week January 3...the honor was the first of the season and second of her career...had four points, four rebounds and seven assists in win over Houston at USC tourney...led the team with 21 points in win at West Virginia...also recorded nine rebounds and went four-for-four from the line against the Mountaineers...led all players with 14 points and seven assists at James Madison...was perfect from the line 10-for-10 in Iowa's first three contests...recorded a career-high 23 points in win over No. 20 Southwest Missouri...also grabbed nine boards against the Lady Bears...pushed season total to a perfect seven-for-seven from the line with 1-1 in 73-64 win at Drake...added seven points and six boards against the Bulldogs...named to the Prairie Lights Hawkeye Classic all-tournament team...helped No. 3 Iowa to win over No. 4 Louisiana Tech with 11 points in championship game...also tied her career-high of eight assists...also went a perfect six-for-six from the line against La Tech, tying the school record for free throw percentage...registered a double-double in season opener against Laurentain with 17 points and 10 rebounds...a Street & Smith's preseason honorable mention all-American...rated fifth-best small forward in the country in 93-94 NCAA Preview.

Personal--Born 8/22/70...oldest of three children of Estella and Chester Tunsil...nickname is Nique...a journalism and mass communications major...serving an internship this semester with the UI Women's Sports Information Department.

Tunsil's Stats
Year	GP	FGM	FGA	PCT	FTM	FTA	PCT	TP	AVG	REB	AVG	AST	ST	B
90-91	30	101	235	.430	49	81	.605	251	8.4	120	4.0	78	33	4
91-92	29	90	199	.452	36	56	.643	216	7.5	120	4.1	50	29	1
92-93	31	141	340	.415	55	78	.705	339	10.9	162	5.2	68	37	12
93-94	28	168	398	.422	118	147	.803	477	17.0	162	5.8	83	27	3
Totals	118	500	1172	.427	258	362	.713	1283	10.8	564	4.8	279	126	20
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