Lady Raiders Ink JUCO Star

The Lady Raider basketball team signed junior college standout <b>Miklannet Tennal</b> to a National Letter-of-Intent on Monday.<p><br

Tech has now inked four student-athletes, including three who signed in November: Chesley Dabbs (Plano, Texas), LaToya Davis (Houston, Texas) and Erin Grant (Arlington, Texas).

Tennal, a 5-3 guard from Centralia, Kan., comes to Tech after playing two seasons at Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kansas.

"We are excited to have such a great addition to our program," said Tech coach Marsha Sharp. "Miklannet is an outstanding player with great ability. She brings a championship mentality with her and we are looking forward to having her at Texas Tech."

While at Cloud County CC, Tennal was a two-time first team All-KJCC (West Division) selection and a second team NJCAA All-American as a sophomore and a third team NJCAA All-American as a freshman.

This past season, Tennal averaged 23.6 points, 5.2 assists and 2.5 steals, while being named the Most Valuable Player in the Region VI Tournament and MVP of the NJCAA National Tournament.

As freshman, her team claimed the NJCAA national championship with a 31-7 record. This year, her team was the Region VI runner-up and finished with a 27-7 mark.

Tennal attended Centralia High School prior to Cloud County CC, where she was a first-team All-State pick for all classes and the Class 1A Player of the Year. She finished her high school career as the fifth all-time leading scorer in Kansas high school girls' basketball history with over 2,600 points.

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