Mikela Tucker
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Mikela  Tucker

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Lakewood, CO

High School:
Mullen

Height:
6-2

Position:
F

BEFORE AIR FORCE:
2014-15: Attended USAFA Prep School and played on basketball team.

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered four years in basketball and two in softball ... attended Mullen High School in Denver senior year ... attended Emery High School in Houston, Texas, freshman-junior years ... scored over 1,000 points and grabbed over 1,000 rebounds in high school career ... averaged 10.6 points per game and 10.8 rebounds per game for her career ... CHSAA All-State Academic as a senior ... Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools (TAPPS) All-State as a sophomore ... TAPPS First Team All-District as a sophomore ... TAPPS Second Team All-District as a freshman and junior ... National Honor Society member ... high school coach at Mullen was Tyler Cline ... coached by her father, Terry Tucker, while at Emery ... played club hoops for Colorado Premier, coached by Tyler Cline.

PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 33 ... daughter of Terry and Roberta Tucker ... father played basketball at The Citadel ... uncle, Larry Tucker, played collegiately at Lewis University and was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers in 1983 ... uncle, Bryan Tucker, played baseball at Notre Dame ... cousin, Ryan Tucker, plays football at Illinois ... intends on majoring in behavioral science ... aspired to go into special operations in the Air Force and coach basketball ... hobbies are music and drawing ... began playing basketball at age four ... decided to come to the academy because "I knew if I didn't attend the Academy, I would regret not accepting the challenge." ... credits her father as having the biggest influence on her sports career ... something not many people know about her is that she moved to Colorado, from Houston, as a senior in high school ... enjoys listening to Country and Indie music ... favorite TV show is One Tree Hill ... favorite movie is Sleepless in Seattle ... favorite class subject is Chemistry ... favorite food is Chicken Alfredo ... favorite athlete is J.J. Watt ... favorite sports team is the Houston Rockets ... her favorite thing about basic training was competing in the Big Bad Basic competition.

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