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#5 Tia Dawson
Position: Center
Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
High School: Cedar Rapids Washington
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Dawson Photos
Points 16
at Harvard, 3/6/12
Rebounds
13
4x, last vs. Princeton, 2/16/13
Assists
5
at UMass, 2/6/13
Steals
4
vs. Hartford, 12/9/12
Blocks
6
Twice, last at Columbia, 2/3/12
Minutes
40
vs. Penn, 2/11/12
10+ Point Games 16  
20+ Point Games N/A  
5+ Assist Games 1  
5+ Steal Games N/A  

Sophomore (2012-13): Saw action in 28 games with 24 starts during her sophomore season … Averaged 5.4 points (151 total) and 7.5 rebounds (211 total) … Led the team in rebounding for the second consecutive season … Team-best 34 blocks … Moved into ninth place in the all-time blocked shots list with 83 career blocks, 17 rebounds shy from becoming one of eight players in program history to record over 100 blocked shots … Two double-doubles on the season … Reached double digit rebounds on nine occasions … Tied her career-high with 13 rebounds on three occasions … Scored in double figures in six games … Season-best 14 points against Harford (12/9)  …. Dartmouth’s top offensive and defensive rebounder for the second consecutive season, averaging 2.8 offensive rebounds and 4.8 defensive rebounds … Dished out a career-best five assists in Dartmouth’s win over UMass (1/6) … Had six games with three or more assists on the season … Ranked fourth in Ivy League with 7.5 rebounds … Her 1.2 blocks per game ranked her fifth among her Ivy League foes … Dawson’s 4.8 defensive rebounds and 2.8 offensive rebounds ranked her fifth and third in the Ivy rankings, respectively.

Freshman (2011-12):  Ivy League Rookie of the Week (Feb. 6, Jan. 16) ... Saw action in 27 games, with 25 starts during her rookie season ... Made her collegiate debut against Kansas State (11/12) ... Averaged 7.4 points (201 total) per game and a team-best 7.0 (189 total) rebounds ... Team-leading six double-doubles on the season ... Recorded seven games with double-figure rebounds and 10 games in double figures ... Led the Ivy League in blocked shots averaging 1.7 blocks per game ... Ranked third in the Ivy League in rebounds and was the highest ranked freshman ... Posted a career-best six blocks in games against Long Beach State (12/16) and at Columbia (2/3) ... Pulled down a career-best 13 rebounds in a loss to Hartford (12/12) ... Registered her first career double-double against the Hawks ( 10 points, 13 rebounds) ... Showcased her passing skills by dishing out a  career-best four assists on three occasions ... Closed the season on a high note with a career-high 16 points at Harvard (3/6) ... Led the squad in field goal percentage, shooting at a .407 (81-of-199) clip ... Dartmouth's top offensive and defensive rebounder, averaging 2.5 offensive boards and 4.5 defensive boards per game.

Before Dartmouth: GCA Class 4A All-State First Team ... INA Class 4A All-State First Team ... Averaged 11.8 ppg, 10.6 rpg, and 3.8 bpg her senior year ... Holds school record in seven categories including career rebounds (800), career blocked shots (283), and rebounds in one season (272) ... IBC All-Region Team ... Two-time MVC All-Conference First Team ... Two-time All-Metro First Team ... Two-time Cedar Rapids Washington Most Valuable Player ... INA Class 4A All-State Second Team ... MVC All-Conference Second Team ... Two-time All-Metro Honorable Mention ... HS "Thief of the Year."

Off Court: President's Award for Academic Excellence ... ITED High Achiever ... Outstanding Mathematics, Science and World Language Scholar Award ... Interested in Engineering at Dartmouth.

Personal: Born on November 28, 1993 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa ... Daughter of Kevin and Sylvia Dawson ... Has two brothers.


Year GP-GS FG-FGA FG% 3-FG 3-FG% FT-FTA FT% OR-DR TR/Avg. A B TO S Pts/Avg MP
2011-12 27-25 81-199 .407 0-0 .000 39-54 .722 67-122 189/7.0 35 47 70 24 201/7.4 797
2012-13 28-24 59-155 .380 0-1 .000 33-47 .700 77-134 211/7.5 37 34 58 22 151/5.4 737
Total 55-49 140-354 .395 0-1 .000 72-101 .712 144-256 400/7.2 72 81 128 46 352/6.4 1534
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