Women's Basketball Roster 2018-19 | Takya Bennett

Takya Bennett

5’11” Sophomore
Memphis, Tennessee
Hamilton High School 

“The only returner to this year’s team, Takya has worked hard in the off-season and will continue to grow. She will play several spots this year.”

2017-18: Bennett started all 29 games as a freshman, averaging 9.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game and leading the team with a .525 field goal percentage. She scored in double figures 14 times including a season-high 23 points (on 11/15 shooting) against Coastal Alabama-Monroeville. Bennett also had highs of 10 rebounds (vs. Wallace State and Columbia State), 4 assists (vs. Chattanooga State) and 6 steals (vs. Wallace State).

High School: Bennett played for Coach Kevin Conley at Hamilton High School, where she averaged 14 points, 7 rebounds and 4 assists per game as a senior.

Personal: Born July 8, 1999 in Memphis, Tennessee, she is the daughter of Carlisa Reid

Favorite athlete: Kevin Durant
Favorite movie: Stolen from Surbin
Favorite thing about Southwest: basketball court
What’s on my CD/iPod: Key Glock, Mariah Carey, SZA
Interesting fact about me: I love smiling and I’m a hard worker
Best thing about playing in the Verties Sails Gym: You get to play a team sport with your “sisters”
When I got my start playing basketball: I started playing in 7th grade
Three words to describe me: confident, silly and pretty
I chose Southwest because: it’s close to home and I also wanted to start at a JUCO