Tierra Henderson
Tierra Henderson

Player Profile

Pasadena, CA

High School:
Muir HS




UCLA Outlook:
•Tenacious defender and high-energy performer
•Has really developed her overall game
•Set career-bests in field goal and free throw shooting percentage in 2008

•Named to the first-team All-Pac-10 Defensive team
•Saw action in 31 games and made 10 starts
•Tied for third overall in the Pac-10 in steals (2.0)
•10th in conference in shooting percentage in Pac-10 games only (.441)
•Had seven double-digit scoring games, with a best of 16 vs. Oregon State
•Handed out at least three assists in seven contests
•Played at least 20 minutes in 25 games
•Had 11 games with at least three steals

•Starter in 31 of the team's 32 games
•Played at least 20 minutes in 28 contests
•Ranked fourth in the Pac-10 in steals (2.09/g)
•Scored at least eight points in nine games
•Had five double-digit scoring games
•Scored a career-best of 11 points at Cal State Fullerton
•Credited with at least three assists in 15 games
•Handed out a career-best seven assists versus Washington State
•Registered at least two steals in 16 games
•Recorded a career-high seven steals vs. Gonzaga
•Averaged 6.3 points, 4.3 rebounds, 3.8 assists over the last 11 games of the year
•Member of Director's Honor Roll for Spring 2007

•Came off the bench and saw action in all 32 games
•Played at least 10 minutes in 16 games
•Saw a season-high 19 minutes of action vs. Arizona State
•Had a season-high four points in four different games
•Handed out a season-best two assists at Arizona

High School:
•Averaged 16.6 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.0 steals per game as a senior at Muir HS
•Had nine 20-point games with a career-high of 31 points
•Had a career-best eight steals in a game as a senior
•Grabbed 12 offensive rebounds in a game during both her junior and senior years
•Took 22 charges in one season
•First-team All-CIF, All-Area, Pasadena Star News MVP and All-Pacific League after ranking 13th in the CIF Southern Section in steals (139) and 36th in scoring (466 points) in 2004-05
•First-team all-league, all-area and all-state as a junior and second-team all-league as a sophomore
•Named Best Defensive Player on her Cal Sparks club team and averaged 10 points and nine rebounds per game
•Earned two letters on the Muir HS track and field team and also played on the volleyball and swimming teams

•Full name: Tierra Monay Henderson
•Born on May 6, 1987 in Pasadena, CA
•Family: Parents Vynell and Elaine Henderson, sister Brittany
•Admires WNBA standout Sheryl Swoopes
•Biggest thrill in sports to date came in a third round CIF playoff game when she held Rosary HS's leading scorer under 10 points and scored a game-high point total herself
•Majoring in Women's Studies

Career Highs:
Points - 16 v. Oregon St. (1/26/08); Rebounds - 8 vs. Gonzaga (11/24/06); Assists - 7, last v. Arizona (3/1/08); Steals - 7, last at Arizona (12/30/07); Blocks - 1, last vs. Cal Poly (11/20/07); FG Made - 8 v. Oregon St. (1/26/08); 3-pt. FG Made - 2, last v. Arizona (3/1/08); FT Made - 5, last at USC (1/19/08); Minutes - 35, last v. Arizona St., (2/28/08)

UCLA Career Statistics


3-Point Shooting: 2008 -- 12-54 (.222); 2007 -- 12-43 (.279); 2006 -- 0-2 (.000); Totals 24-99 (.242).