Women's Basketball Roster 2018-19 | Tia Bland

Tia Bland

5’9” Freshman
Covington, TN  
Covington High School

“Tia is learning the system and has to step in and be a factor right away!”

High School:
Bland played four years for former Lady Saluqi Katrisha Glass at Covington High School, where she led her team to a 23-13 record and the District 15AA and Region 8AA runnerup as a senior. Bland led Covington with averages of 18.4 points and 7.1 rebounds per game and scored a season-high 36 points against Haywood in the region championship game. She was named All-District 15AA, All-Region 8AA Tournament, Co-MVP of the Bartlett Stagecoach Classic and was selected to play for the West Team in the BCAT/TACA All-Star Game.

Personal: Born November 28, 1999, in Covington, Tennessee, she is the daughter of Regina Bland.

Favorite athlete: LeBron James
Favorite movie: Love & Basketball
Favorite food: fried chicken
Favorite thing about Southwest: the team
What’s on my CD/iPod: all types of music
Favorite place on campus: the gym
My favorite summer activity: playing basketball
If I were granted three wishes, they would be: play in WNBA, play overseas, be rich
What impresses me about Coach Martre: she’s a good coach
Who (among teammates) is a morning person: Tia
I chose Southwest because: it’s close to home