APSU alumna and former basketball player, Tiasha Gray headed to Sweden to play basketball for the Sweden Mark Basket on Monday, Oct. 17.
Gray is on a temporary two month contract. After two months, the team can decided if they want to extend Gray’s contract for the rest of the season.
For the first two months, Gray will make $1,600 a month.
“I am so excited and blessed for this opportunity,” Gray said. “I’m just going to go there and give my all and try to get a permanent spot.”
Gray’s housing will be paid for and she will live in an apartment.
As of right now, the team is 3-2 and is ranked No. 6 in the Damligan standings.
In Gray’s time at APSU, she racked up numerous awards while achieving a bachelor’s degree in computer science.
In her senior season, Gray was named the Preseason All-Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Year and finished with All-OVC team for the second year in a row. During her junior season, Gray was the first in program history to receive Ohio Valley Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
Gray finished the season ranked second in all Division I players in steals per game. Gray set an APSU record with 110 steals in a season and the first player to record over 100 steals. Nationally, Gray ranked 15th in scoring and 23rd in assists.
Gray was also awarded Preseason All-OVC team.
In her career, Gray was named OVC Player of the Week six times.
Gray is only the second player to reach 1,100 points, 300 assists and 200 steals during career, behind Carrie Daniels.
In her sophomore season, Gray recorded the first known triple-double in program history with 13-point, 11-rebound, 12-assist performance against Trevecca, according to letsgopeay.com.
In her junior year, Gray recorded her second triple-double against Saint Louis University with 12 points, 12 assists and 10 rebounds.
At the end of Gray’s career, she finished first in steals with 315 and second in assists with 518 and points with 1,911.