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Tonya's Player Profile
Tonya played her High School basketball at Masacoma Valley.
2008-09 SEASON: Saw action in 30 games, earning 15 starts … Had a career day to lead Vermont past Albany in an America East Conference game … Scored a career-high 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for her first career double-double … Reached double figures in scoring four times … Grabbed five or more rebounds eight times … Shot 45.7 percent from the field and finished the season averaging 4.2 points and 3.1 rebounds.
2007-08 SEASON: Came off the bench to see time in 30 games as a rookie … Reached double figures six times, including both Postseason WNIT games … Scored a career-high 15 points on 6-for-7 shooting in 19 minutes in a win over Colgate … Added 14 points and four rebounds in a win over Albany … Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds in a win at Stony Brook in the league opener … Earned America East Rookie of the Week honors twice … Scored 13 points on 6-for-8 shooting and added seven rebounds in a victory over Dartmouth in the first round of the Postseason WNIT, the program's third postseason victory … Followed that up with 14 points and a 3-for-5 effort from three-point range in second round of the Postseason WNIT at Boston College … Averaged 13.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, and shot 66.7% from the floor and 57.1% from three-point range in the Postseason WNIT … Finished the year ranked fourth on the team in scoring (5.5 ppg) and shot 46.8% from the floor … Also shot 42.1% from three-point range, making 16 three-pointers.
BEFORE UVM: Came to Vermont after a standout career at Mascoma Valley Regional High School ... She was named the New Hampshire Class M Player of the Year in 2006 and 2007 ... She led the Royals to a 19-4 record and the Class M Semifinals ... She finished her career as Mascoma's all-time leading scorer, male or female, with 2,112 points ... She reached the 2,000-career point plateau while exploding for 51 points in a win over Berlin on "Senior Night" ... She was named to the 2007 Manchester Union Leader All-State Team ... Served as captain of the women's basketball team as a junior and senior ... Mascoma won the Class M State Championship during Young's freshman year and went 24-0 ... Owns a share of Mascoma's three-point field goal single-game record (5) ... Averaged 27.4 points and 12.4 rebounds as a junior ... Upped her average to 28.4 points and 14.5 rebounds as a senior ... Led the Upper Valley in scoring three straight years ... Was a McDonald's All-American nominee and a finalist for the New Hampshire Gatorade Player of the Year.
PERSONAL: Born Tonya Mae Young ... Is the daughter of Ralph and Michele Young ... Has a younger brother, Anthony ... Is majoring in exercise and movement science and is a Dean’s List student.
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