HUNTINGTON, Ind. - The Huntington University women’s basketball team has added a local product to its roster for next season with the signing of Leo High School sharpshooter Tenessa Pontius.
As a senior captain, Pontius averaged just over six points per contest to help lead the Lady Lions to a 19-5 campaign, the school’s best record in the last decade.
She led the team in 3-point shooting by knocking down 51% of her attempts. Her accuracy behind the arc was instrumental during the ACAC Tournament where she went a perfect 5-for-5 to spur the Lions to a conference championship.
“Tenessa is a nice addition to our program,” said basketball coach Lori Culler. “She comes from a quality high school program where she’s been well schooled in the fundamentals and the effort it takes to be successful."
"Tenessa has good long-range shooting ability to go along with a tremendous work ethic and a strong desire to learn. As she gains experience, she will develop into a solid collegiate player.”
Pontius has established herself as an outstanding student having ranked on the LHS honor roll during all four years of her prep career. She has also taken an active role in impacting her community.
In addition to being a committed member of Pathway Community Church, she is the co-founder of “Seeing Through His Eyes,” a ministry that collects and distributes new or gently used clothing to local Fort Wayne residents.
Tenessa is the daughter of Dan and Melinda Pontius of Fort Wayne, Indiana.