GENERAL: Team captain...Local product who is an explosive guard with tremendous speed and improved handle...Tenacious defender who creates turnovers...Excellent athleticism...Above average rebounder...Underrated passer...Improved perimeter shot.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Led the MAAC with 90 steals (third most in school history) and ranked 28th nationally averaging 2.9 steals per game...One of three Saints to both appear in and start all 31 games...Second on the Saints in scoring, averaging 9.1 points...Ranked eighth in the MAAC in free throw percentage (.779) and ninth in offensive rebounding (2.2)...Tallied a career-high 15 points vs. Fairfield (1/10/13)...Scored in double figures 12 times...Three times equaled career-high with six steals.
AS A FRESHMAN: Two-time MAAC Rookie of the Week selection (12/28/11, 1/2/12)...Played in all 29 games, starting the final 22...Finished second on the team in both assists (69) and steals (55)...Established a career-high with 12 points and swiped a career-best six steals in win at Maine (12/29/11)...Scored in double figures five times...Dished out five or more assists five times...Recorded four or more steals six times...58% of rebounds came off the offensive glass.
BEFORE SIENA: Played five seasons of varsity basketball at nearby Colonie Central High...Also lettered in volleyball, soccer and track and field...Scored 1,046 career points for the Raiders...Averaged 14.2 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 3.1 assists while being named a Fourth Team State Class AA All-Star as a senior, leading her team to a No. 11 ranking in New York...Averaged 14.4 points, 9.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 4.8 steals, finishing with seven double-doubles as a junior...Also named a Suburban Council First Team All-Star and Third Team-All State selection as a junior...Section II All-Tournament Team...News Channel 13 All-Star, Times Union All Area-Large School First Team and Troy Record All-Area selection...Played her club basketball for the Albany Capitals.
PERSONAL: Born January 3, 1993...The daughter of Terry and JoAnn Coles...Older sister, Jessica, played college basketball at MAAC rival Saint Peter's.
GETTING TO KNOW TEHRESA COLES Nickname: T Coles One thing I wish people knew about me, but don't is: I love to crochet My favorite TV show is: Pretty Little Liars My favorite artist (musician) is: Beyonce If I could be on a reality TV Show it would be: Real World: The Challenge because I think I could win. It looks easy. My favorite athlete is: Chris Copeland The thing I like most about Siena is: The small campus The best thing about Siena basketball is: The team and coaching staff are all dedicated My favorite professional sports team is: Miami Heat Another sport I like to follow at Siena is: Volleyball My favorite class at Siena is: Humans and Machienes My favorite spot on campus is: My dorm If I didn't play basketball, I would: Cry The player on the team I relate to best is: Symone, because she likes to dance The funniest players on the team are: Ciara and Ally My favorite website is: Twitter Three words that describe me: Hyper, quick, nice My best Siena basketball moment has been: Going to Europe with my team If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to: Africa If I could meet anyone in the world, it would be: Beyonce, because she's good at everything and I'm jealous My favorite book is: 50 Shades of Grey My favorite movie is: Love and Basketball My favorite ice cream is: Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough If I had $10 million I would: Donate $2 million, buy my parents a house, go on a shopping spree with my family, buy myself a house, invest some of it, and by the newest Altima.
Career Highs: Points: 15 vs. Fairfield (1/10/13) FG: 5 (three times) FGA:11 (twice) 3FG: 2 (three times) 3FGA: 3 (nine times) Rebounds: 9 vs. Iona (1/31/13) Blocks:3 at Marist (2/12/12) Assists:6 (three times) Steals:6 (four times) Minutes:40 at Loyola (1/15/12)