UNIVERSITY PARK, IL – The Governors State University women's basketball team has signed junior college forward Tyisha Worthy to a National Letter of Intent for the 2017-18 season. She will have two years of eligibility with the Jaguars.
Worthy led Morton College in scoring and rebounding the past two seasons. This past season, Worthy averaged 19.8 points and 11.0 rebounds in helping the Panthers (18-11) advance to the NJCAA District IV Semifinals. She recorded a career-high 40 points in a victory over Skyway and finished with two 30-point games while surpassing 20 points on 11 occasions.
Worthy received All-Region IV District D First Team honors in 2016-17 and Second Team accolades in 2015-16.
The 5-foot-8 Worthy attended West Creek High School in Clarksville, Tennessee. The daughter of Cevara and Reginald Worthy, Tyisha plans on studying medicine at GSU.
"Ty is a great addition to the GSU women's basketball family," said GSU Assistant Coach Margoth Rodriguez, who is handling administrative duties while Head Coach La Toshia Burrell is on maternity leave. "Her explosiveness, versatility and ability to create offensively will be exciting to watch this season."