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  InterBasket > Player Profiles > Tcha Penicheiro, Portugal From Played for Team Roverto in Italy during the 2001-2002 off-season… Led Polpharma VBW Clima to the Polish Championship in 1999-2000... Played professionally in Portugal during the 1998-99 season... Was one of 12 WNBA players who participated on the 1998 WNBA Brazil Touring Team that competed in exhibition games against club teams from Brazil… Member of the Portuguese National Team and represented her country for the first time when she was just 14. Two-time First-Team All-America and four-time First-Team All-Colonial Athletic Association at Old Dominion . . . Averaged 9.8 ppg (.440 FG%, .275 3PT%, .628 FT%), 4.7 rpg, 7.1 apg, and 4.44 spg in 133 games played during four-year collegiate career . . . During her tenure, Monarchs posted a record of 119-14 (.895), won four conference titles, and made four postseason tournament appearances . . . Set an NCAA Final Four record with eight steals in the 1997 Championship Game loss to Tennessee . . . Two-time CAA Player of the Year winner  (1996-97, 1995-96) . . . Named to the CAA All-Defensive Team three times (1995-96, 1996-97, 1997-98) . . . Finished career as the conference’s all-time leader in steals (591) and ranked second in assists (939) . . . Led the NCAA in assists and steals during all four collegiate seasons . . . Ranked fourth in the nation in assists (7.5 apg) and steals (4.47 spg) as a junior… Scored a career-high 25 points vs. Tennessee (1/7/97) . . . Provided with an additional year of eligibility under Proposition 68 which allowed partial qualifiers a fourth season of competition if they received an undergraduate degree prior to their fifth academic year. Completed degrees in communications and interdisciplinary studies Father, Joao, was a former basketball player and now coaches and older brother, Paulo, plays professionally in Portugal Collects watches and clothes Enjoys listening to R&B music Would like a career in broadcasting when playing days are over An ardent supporter of the Special Olympics and supports ovarian cancer research, to honor one of her best friends who was diagnosed with the disease Interned in college at WTKR-TV3, WGH Radio and Old Dominion’s Teletechnet program:
Ticha Penichiero Profile

Name: Patricia Nunes Penicheiro (TEE-sha Pen-a-CHAIR-o)
Nickname: Ticha
Born: 09/18/1974
Status: Active
Origin: Portugal
Height: 5-11/1,80m
Weight: 158lbs/71,7kg
Schools: Old Dominion 1998
Drafted: 1998, First Round, 2nd Pick by the Monarchs
Languages: Portuguese, Italian, English
Website: & InterBasket
Teams (jersey): Portuguese National Team (8), Polpharma VBW Clima, Team Roverto (Italy), Old Dominion (21), Sacramento Monarchs (21)
Ibn Notes: Along with all-star frontcourt of Yolanda Griffith and DeMya Walker, Ticha Penicheiro and the Sacramento Monarchs won the 2005 WNBA Championship, defeating the Connecticut Sun.

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