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Payton Tennison
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Payton Tennison 2758348
Position: Guard
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Valley Springs, Ark.
High School: Valley Springs High School
Major: Health Sciences
Experience: 2 Letters

SENIOR (2019-20): Netted a pair of key treys to aid in A-State's 18-point comeback at Tulsa (11/9) … Began her senior year with a bang, to the tune of a career-high 26 points on 8-of-11 from three against CBC (11/6).

JUNIOR (2018-19): Ranked second on the team in 3-point attempts (94) and in 3-pointers made (30), as well as in free-throw percentage (86%) and 12 blocks … Scored in double figures eight times … Recorded a season high in points (20) on Feb. 28 vs. Georgia State on a career-best 6-of-9 from three … Career-best 6-of-6 from the charity stripe at Louisiana (March 9) … Collected a season-high three steals on Jan. 10 at South Alabama … Named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.

SOPHOMORE (2017-18): Appeared in 29 games and made 13 starts … averaged 5.8 points per game … finished second on the team with 37 made 3-pointers … tied a career-high with 16 points against Appalachian State in the Sun Belt Conference tournament … finished third on the team with 54 assists … had the most blocks of any guard on the team with 16 … scored in double-figures six times … led the team in assists eight times … averaged 1.7 rebounds per contest.

FRESHMAN (2016-17): Appeared in 29 games and averaged 10.2 minutes per game … scored a season-high 16 points against Troy in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament … also grabbed a season best four rebounds against the Trojans and dished out five assists … scored in double-figures in three out of her last four games to end the end season … finished fourth on the team with 23 made 3-pointers on the year … averaged 3.1 points per game and totaled 71 points on the year … shot 39.7 from the field and also shot 39.7 percent from the 3-point line. 

HIGH SCHOOL: Prepped at Valley Springs High School in Arkansas … led her squad to class 3A state championship in 2015-16 … helped the Lady Tigers to a 38-5 overall record … named as the 3A State Tournament Most Valuable Player … earned all-district, all-region and all-state honors … named to the Arkansas Activities Association High School All-Star team … competed in the Izard County All-Star Classic … as a junior she led Valley Springs to the Class 3A state finals last season where she scored 22 points in the championship game against Greenland … earned All-District, All-Region, All-State and All-State Tournament accolades at the end of the year … earned numerous awards on the AAU circuit over the summer.

PERSONAL: Daughter of David and Shannon Tennison ... has two siblings (Keeton & Bryton) ... Birthday is June 25 ... currently majoring in Health Sciences.

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