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Tessa Emerson
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Tessa Emerson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Santa Barbara, Calif.

High School:
Santa Barbara HS

Height:
6-2

Position:
F/C

Experience:
2V

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PEPPERDINE 2013-14: Appeared in 24 games, making 21 starts as a junior ... Averaged 6.0 points and 2.8 rebounds in 22.7 minutes per game ... Upped her scoring to 6.6 points per game in WCC play, also averaging 2.4 rebounds and 23.1 minutes per game ... Shot 40.6 percent (54-for-133) from the floor, good for second on the team among players with at least 100 attempts ... Scored a career-high 14 points twice, against Portland (1/23/14) and BYU (2/20/14) ... Grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds in the Waves' season opener against Seattle (11/8/13), also posting 10 points for her only double-double ... Had five double-digit scoring games.

PEPPERDINE 2012-13: Appeared in 28 games with 12 starting assignments as a sophomore ... Averaged 3.6 points and 2.2 rebounds in 17.7 minutes ... Scored a career-high 10 points in two contests - against South Dakota (11/23/12) and against Santa Clara (1/17/13) ... Named to Thanksgiving Classic all-tournament team after averaging 8.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game against the Coyotes and Wyoming (11/24/12) ... Scored eight points with three rebounds against Brigham Young (2/16/13).

PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Appeared in 26 of the Waves' 29 games, averaging 7.5 minutes per game ... Averaged 0.8 points per game, 1.3 rebounds per game ... Blocked two shots and nabbed three steals ... Was 8-for-25 from the field ... Set her career and season high with seven points at Tennessee (11/13) in her first collegiate game ... Also scored four points at Cal State Fullerton (11/16) and vs. Oregon State (12/10) ... Pulled down a season and career high eight rebounds, six being offensive vs. Oregon State (12/10) ... Also collected seven boards, three offensive, four defensive in a victory over Idaho (11/15) ... Had a block vs. USC (12/21) and another vs. Oregon State (12/10).

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of Santa Barbara High School in Santa Barbara, Calif. ... Four-year letterwinner ... Named All-CIF Southern Section Division 2A first team ... First Team All-Channel League ... Named Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table High School Athlete of the Year ... Averaged a double-double her senior year, with 18.6 points per game and 10.1 rebounds per game ... Scored over 1,000 points in her career ... Named All-Channel League first team and All-CIF Division 3A second team as a junior ...Earned the Livelsberger Award her sophomore year, given to player that best exemplifies the team on and off the court ... Also lettered in volleyball and track & field ... Named Track & Field MVP as a sophomore.

CLUB: Played with the California Storm.

PERSONAL: Born in Ventura, Calif. ... Daughter of Brad and Holly Emerson ... Sister of Calvin (19) ... Undeclared major ...Father Brad was an All-American football player at Wheaton College and mother Holly was an All-American basketball player at USC, Uncle Don Ford played basketball at UCSB and later for the Lakers, Cousin Sarah Grieve played basketball at Cal Poly and Aunt Leslie Ford-Grieve played basketball at UCSB ... Chose Pepperdine because "I love everything about it. The coaching, the location, academic programs, the team and the competition." FAVORITES: Enjoys singing, hanging out with friends, going to the beach and shopping ... Lists Rudy as her biggest sports hero because "he has incredible heart" ... "Favorite pro basketball player is Kobe Bryant ... Favorite pro basketball team is the Los Angeles Lakers ... Favorite foods are watermelon and ribs ... Favorite book is Pride and Prejudice ... Favorite movie is the 1980's version of Pride and Prejudice ... Favorite TV shows include Fringe, OC, Bones and The Nanny ... Favorite sport other than basketball is volleyball ... Enjoys basketball because "I love the fight. I love the feeling when competitive people come together ready to battle."

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