Tia Lewis

Tia Lewis


Poulan, Ga.

High School:
Worth County HS



  • 2007-08 Conference USA Freshman of the Year
  • 2007-08 Conference USA Third Team
  • 2007-08 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
  • A talented athlete who can score in a variety of ways...runs the floor extremely well...great on the boards...brings a much needed post presence.

    2007-08 (Freshman): The 2007-08 Conference USA Freshman of the Year ... Also named to the C-USA third team and the league's all-freshman team ... The only UCF player to start each of the team's 30 games during the season ... Led the team in scoring and rebounding with 12.0 ppg and 11.5 rpg ... Ranked 19th in Conference USA in scoring and first in rebounding ... Finished the season ranked fifth in the nation in rebounding ... Also ranked first on the team and 37th in the nation in field-goal percentage with a 53.3 percent (154-of-289) clip from the floor ... The school's all-time single-season rebounds leader (345) ... One of only two players in C-USA to average a double-double ... Charted 14 double-doubles on the year, which ranked second in the nation in double-dips by a freshman ... Tops on the squad and eighth in the conference in minutes played with 34.27 mpg ... Played 30 or more minutes in 25 games, including 38 or more minutes on eight occasions ... Logged every minute of three games ... Was the team's leading rebounder in 22 games ... Brought down seven or more rebounds in each of the Knights' 30 games ... Tallied double-figure rebounds in 19 games ... Scored in double figures in 21 contests ... Charted a career-high 17 rebounds at UAB (2/28/08) in 34 minutes of action ... Played a full 45 minutes vs. Marshall (1/31/08) ... Tallied 17 points, blocked a career-best three shots and had 11 rebounds vs. Southern Miss (1/5/08) ... Scored a career-high 22 points vs. North Florida (11/15/07).

    Prior to UCF: Played for head coach Tim Hathcock at Worth County High School ... A three-time all-state selection ... Nominated for the McDonald's All-American girls' basketball team ... Averaged 19.1 points and 19.3 rebounds an outing as a junior ... Earned first-team all-state honors as a senior after recording 19 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks per contest ... Twice named Tifton County Player of the Year ... Also received Atlanta-Journal Constitution all-state recognition...helped the Lady Rams post a 25-5 record en route to winning the regional championship.

    Personal: Daughter of John and Bertha Lewis ... Born in Albany, Ga. ... Plans to major in education.

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