July 7, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State University women’s basketball
Head Coach Sue Semrau has announced that Tasheika Morris, a two-time first
team Parade All-American, has officially transferred from the University
of Tennessee and will play for the Seminoles. Morris, a native of
Huntsville, Ala., will have three years of eligibility remaining after
sitting out the 2000-01 season per NCAA regulations.
A highly-touted prospect in 1999, Morris was listed as the fifth
best senior in the nation by the Blue Star Index. Named a 1999 first-team
All-American by USA TODAY and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association
(WBCA), Morris tallied 2,920 points and 1,805 rebounds during her career
at Butler High School. The 1999 Miss Alabama Basketball, she averaged
21.8 points, 12.9 rebounds and 3.4 assists as a senior while leading her
team to a 32-2 record and to the nation’s top prep ranking.
The Class 6A Player of the Year in 1998 and 1999, Morris led the
Lady Rebels to three consecutive state championships in 1997, 1998 and
1999 and was named Most Valuable Player as a senior after scoring 29
points in the title game.
“We feel very fortunate to have another player of this caliber join
our program,” Semrau said. “Tasheika’s truly the total package. She’s a
quality person, a good student and obviously a very talented athlete. She
comes from a very successful high school program and has learned what it
takes to be a winner.”
Morris, a 6-0 forward, played in 23 games as a rookie for the Lady
Vols and recorded season-highs of 11 points and four rebounds vs. Memphis.