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Teniya Page

School

Pennsylvania State University

Position
Guard

Classroom

Teniya Page is on track to graduate in May 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in agricultural business management. This past summer, Page spent over a month studying abroad in Toulouse, France, through Penn State’s College of Agricultural Science. While in France, Page compared U.S. and French food systems and production, including the history of the French food system. She studied livestock and visited dairy farms to gain knowledge of milk and cheese production processes. Page observed butchering and foie gras making processes at local duck farms, as well as studying olive oil and wine production. Page has career aspirations of working in the international food business in post-basketball life.

Character

Page, who was voted as a team captain last season, has been a true leader for Penn State both on and off the court. Page suffered a severe ankle injury while participating in USA Basketball U23 Team Training Camp in the Summer of 2017. After months of rehab, she missed the first five games of Penn State’s 2017-18 season before returning. Despite her return for the remainder of the season, Page was not playing at full strength and was playing through pain throughout the entire season.

Head Coach Coquese Washington had this to say about Page during 2018 Lady Lion Media Day: “She’s not somebody who sees herself as a star. She’s somebody who is constantly working to improve. She sees her flaws more than she sees the things that everybody else sees. She sees the weaknesses and the areas that she needs to improve in. She’s somebody who’s always looking to get better. She’s always in the gym before and after practice. She’s not somebody that has that star mentality, or any kind of diva attitude at all. If anything, she’s somebody I have to point out, ‘You’re playing pretty well, can you relax a little bit? You’re doing quite well,’ because she’s going to hone in on the one or two areas that aren’t as good as she wants them to be.”

Community

Page and the Lady Lions are highly active in the Penn State and State College communities. The team participates in nearly 200 hours of community service throughout the year. On a weekly basis, Page and the Lady Lions head to local elementary schools to read to the local school children and foster strong relationships with the area youth. Page and the Lady Lions have hosted the Lady Lion LeadHERship Academy in each of the past two seasons. The LeadHERship Academy is designed to provide girls with opportunities to develop leadership skills, as well as improve their self confidence in a positive and fun environment. Page and the Lady Lions hosted the second-annual LeadHERship Academy in September, focusing on the topic of “beauty in strength” and what it means to be a strong woman.

Other community service initiatives that Page and the Lady Lions are involved in include the following: Penn State Athletes Take Action (anti-bullying campaign), The Jared Box Project, Coquese’s Drive for the Centre County Women’s Resource Center and PA Pink Zone.

Competition

Page enters her senior season as a three-time All-Big Ten pick, two-time All-ECAC (first team 2017, second team 2018), and a 2017 WBCA All-American Honorable Mention and All-Region honoree. Already this season, the Chicago native has earned consensus preseason All-Big Ten honors as well as a spot on the 20-person Ann Meyers Drysdale Award Watch List for the award that honors the nation’s top shooting guard. In 2018, she averaged 18.4 ppg

Page has totaled 1,589 points throughout her first three years at Penn State for a career average of 17.9 points per game. She sits just 411 points away from hitting the 2,000-career point mark, a feat that only five other players in program history have accomplished.
Page has already etched her name in the Penn State record books. Her 17.9 points per game scoring average ranks No. 4 all-time. She is one of five Penn Staters with 1,500 career points and 300 career assists. Page owns seven career 30-plus point games to sit tied for No. 2 all-time at Penn State. She has averaged 35.4 minutes per game throughout her career, a mark that ranks second in the Lady Lion history books.