Freshman MB 5-11
Peoria, AZ (Centennial HS)
Tiana Newsome begins her first year at LMU...one of the best athletes every brought into the program...has
lightning quick speed...an explosive attacker who can also hold her own at the net...a tremendous blocker...is expected
to play well at any position...most likely will compete for playing time as a middle blocker.
At LMU: Newsome enters her first season in the Lions' program.
High School: Newsome is a 2000 graduate of Centennial High School in Peoria, AZ...a three-year varsity
letterwinner in volleyball...served as team captain of the squad as a senior...a two-time All-Citrus League selection as
a sophomore and junior, All-West Valley League pick as a senior...led team in blocks all four years...named West
Valley Region Player of the Year and All-State second team pick in 1999...led her team to the league championship
in the 1998 season with a 30-1 record...competed in track as junior and earned a varsity letter...prep volleyball coach
was Diane Pavia.
Personal: Tiana Marie Newsome was born in Riverside, CA on April 1, 1982...the daughter of Larry and Michelle
Newsome...she has one brother, Brandon, and one sister, Taryn...was also recruited by Georgia Tech, Oregon State
and Michigan...a club teammate of Jaimee Brubacher...lists poetry, singing and dancing as her hobbies...names the
Green Bay Packers of the NFL as her favorite professional team...a psychology major with plans on becoming a