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    TIa Bell

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Washington D.C.

    High School:
    H.D. Woodson HS

    Height:
    6-3

    Position:
    Forward

    Experience:
    HS


    Career: Will enter senior campaign eighth all-time at NC State with 100 career blocks.

    Junior (2009-10): Suffered a knee injury in the game at Virginia (1/27) ... Had surgery about a month later and ended up missing the final 13 games of the season ... At the time of injury she had been the club's leading scorer and rebounder off the bench with 7.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game ... Scored in double figures six times ... Tallied a season-best 15 points against Davidson (11/20) ... Also had 14 points against Columbia (1/4) and 10 points at Boston College ... Led team with 26 blocks despite only playing in 21games.

    Sophomore (2008-09): Started 15 games and played in 25 contests in second season at NC State ... Averaged 6.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game ... Her 51 blocks tied for the seventh most in a single season for the Wolfpack ... Ranked fourth in the ACC and 37th nationally in blocks ... Tied a school record with eight blocks against No. 17 Virginia ... Also had six blocks at Wake Forest ... Scored a career-high 18 points against American ... Notched first career double-double against Elon with 17 points and 13 rebounds ... Missed five games with a fractured right hand that occurred in practice at the end of December ... Scored in double figures five times ... Had 10 points in the regular season finale at Boston College and had nine points against Clemson ... Added six points, four rebounds and five blocks in just 19 minutes off the bench against the Blue Devils.

    Freshman (2007-08): Averaged 2.5 points, 2.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 17 games played during first season with the Wolfpack ... Came on strong at the end of the season during the four-game run in the postseason Women's NIT ... Averaged 7.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in those four games ... Made her first collegiate start against South Carolina in the first round of the WNIT and posted five points and three rebounds in 19 minutes ... Came up with a season-best six blocks in a season-high 28 minutes off the bench against Florida in the second round of the WNIT ... Later scored a then season-high seven points in the win over St. John's ... Erased that high with 12 points in the semifinals at Michigan State ... Also had five rebounds and a season-best five steals against the Spartans ... Earlier in the season she had a nice showing against North Carolina with six points and seven rebounds in her ACC debut ... Followed that up the next game with seven rebounds and four blocks against Georgia Tech ... Her 23 blocks was the fifth most in a season by a freshman at NC State ... Was named to the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll.

    High School: Averaged 13.5 points, 10.9 rebounds, 4.7 blocks (set a school single-season record with 144), 3.1 assists and 2.7 steals per game in leading H.D. Woodson to a 23-4 record as a senior ... Two-time Gatorade D.C. Player of the Year (2006, 2007) ... Ranked No. 20 nationally at her position by All-Star Girls Report and No. 140 overall ... Ranked No. 24 at her position by Scout.com ... Named first team All-Met by The Washington Post as a senior and third team All-Metro after her junior season ...Two-time DCIAA Player of the Year (2006, 2007) ... Helped lead H.D. Woodson High School to two DCIAA championships ... Named City Title championship game MVP ... Named Street & Smith Preseason Honorable Mention All-American after averaging 20.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 blocks per game as a junior.

    Personal: Tia Ronesha Elaine Bell ... Born July 21, 1989, in Washington D.C. ... Daughter of Tahira Bell and Ron Jenkins ... Has four younger siblings, Asia Bell, Quran Bell, Rahni Bell and Rasha Jenkins ... Sport management major at NC State.

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