If you want to hear about a buzzing athlete who is not only interested in different categories of games but also is a champion player in all fields, Tyra Buss would be one of the best contenders. Being a record holder in Indiana University (IU) women’s basketball team, she is equally bright in Track, Football, and Tennis. She was a guard for the Connecticut Sun in WNBA.
Tyra broke the State record by scoring 4,897 points in a basketball career for both men and women. Tyra was a unanimous choice All-State Class 2A team in 2012, 2013, and 2014. True Athlete named her as True Athlete of the Month award for March 2013.
Her family members also have strong footsteps with their related fields of athletics and games. Mom Kelly Buss was the head coach of MCHS Track, their Oldest brother Tyler is a coach in MCHS Basketball Team for Men, youngest brother Kyle is an assistant coach at Gibson Southern High School Football Team. Her education professional father, Tim Buss, has extensive knowledge and a fascinating interest in sports.
Tyra Buss Her Background:
Born on April 25, 1996, Tyra Buss showcased her prominence in sports and outdoor from her early childhood. Some people say that she has been carrying the heredity of sportsmanship in her blood. Being born and raised in a sports freak family, Tyra got all the enthusiasm for her brilliance in the arena.
Achievements during Junior High School:
As an 8th Grader, she broke the state record in 800m sprints with a time of 2:22.07 and became State Champ; in 400m became State Champ; in 4x400m relay became State Champion, and in 4×100 relay stood 3rd.
Tyra participated in Illinois State Elk’s National ‘Hoop Shoot’ contest in 2009 as an 8th Grader and became the 4th time State Champion. In the final round, she contested with Ashley Westjohn and scored 10 out of 10. She won the prestigious Jim Watson Award for her outstanding performance.
In 2010 she participated in the Regional Elk’s Hoop Shoot Championship. She scored marvelously 25 out of 25. She won the Dick Froeschle Award as the best shooter in both boys and girls category from among the contestants of Minnesota, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Iowa.
In 2009, she was the National Runner-Up for the Punt, Pass & Kick.
In 2011, she was the State Champion for Punt, Pass & Kick.
In 2011, Tyra scored 140 points in just four games at Robinson Invitational Tournament.
She has a record high school basketball career points of 2,173 (with an average of 33.5 points per game), which is the highest for boys and girls.
She got honored as Ms. Basketball for the State of Illinois in 2013 and 2014.
Career Chronology at Illinois University (IU):
2014-15: Freshman Year
She took part in all 31 games and made an average of 2.1 steals, 3.2 assists, 3.6 rebounds, and 11.7 points per game. Among the freshmen nationally, she ranked 6th. In the Big Ten, she was the first among the freshmen.
2015-16: Sophomore Year
IU gained All-Big Ten Honors as the first team in 2015-16. Tyra Buss got the first-team distinction which was first among the IU players. She scored 620 points that were the third-most points scored ever in the program history of a single year. Her combined score of 982 points for the freshman and sophomore season was the highest ever score of an IU player. She made on an average 18.8 points, 4.4 assists, 2.1 steals, and 5.0 rebounds per game. At each game, on average, she logged 37.7 minutes and shot 77.2% from the field.
She made a total of 203 free throws in a single year which is a record for an IU player and is the 6th highest ever score made in the history of Bog Ten in a single year. In 37 consecutive games, she scored double-digit band. She ranked within the top 10 in the Big Ten as the only player in assists, steals, and points.
2016-17: Junior Year
In this season, she participated in all 34 games. Tyra attained All-American honorable mention by WBCA. She was named in the Preseason top 50 of the Naismith Trophy and added to the watch list of Wade Trophy. She led the IU team by scoring an average of 18.2 points at each game.
2017-18: Senior Year
Tyra attained her third-straight First Team Selection for All-Big Ten by participating in all 37 games of the season. She received the All-American honorable mention by the WBCA this year too. With an average per game points of 17.5, free throws of 633, 574 assists, and 293 steals, she scored 2,364 points, by which she broke her school record. She made three straight 600 points in a single season and won 763 points as a first player. She was named to Naismith Citizens Preseason Trophy Watch List and Wade Watch List. For the Senior Class Award, Tyra Buss was within the top 10 finalists.
In 2018, she was the most valuable player declared by Postseason WNIT.
On 11/13/17, 1/18/18, 2/19/18, she got the Big-Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll.
In August 2017, she was selected as a Trial Roster for USA U23 women’s basketball team.
She got All-American Honorable Mention by WBCA for two consecutive seasons.
She was on the Wade Trophy Watch List for two consecutive seasons.
In 2016-17, she was in the Preseason Top 50 of the Naismith Trophy.
On 30th January 2017, she achieved the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll.
On January 18, 2016, she was the Big Ten Player of the Week.
On 17th and 24th November 2014, she was the Big Ten Freshman Player of the Week.
A Quick View on Kayte Christens:
|Date of Birth||April 25, 1996|
Two brothers: Tyler and Kyle
3.2 GPA in Physical Education
Tyra Buss is a born leader and carries the legacy of sports. Her natural aptitude for socializing has changed the IU team culture to graduate, win, and serve in three years. As the team captain for 2017-2018, Buss is widely recognized as a friendly teammate who never turns down the opportunity of talking to fans, peers, or staff members.