On Sten: A versatile and fluid forward who can either post up or shoot the 3 ... brings international experience to St. John's after playing with the Finland National Team throughout her career ... named a tri-captain for 2006-07.
Coach Barnes Arico On Sten: "I'm most proud of Tiina because she averaged about 30 seconds per game her freshman year but has really worked incredibly hard to step up and be an impact player for us. She's improved a tremendous amount and we're looking forward to her having a great senior year because she's such a terrific young lady and a positive person."
As A Junior In 2006-07: Set new career-highs in five offensive categories (points, assists, field goals, 3-point field goals and free throws) in a significantly increased role in 2006-07 ... only player on the team start all 28 games for the Red Storm ... ranked third on the team by averaging a career-high 12.5 points per game ... added 4.5 rebounds and a .431 shooting percentage ... opened the season with 15 points and six rebounds against Iona (Nov. 9) in the Preseason Women's National Invitation Tournament ... set a career-high with 27 points vs. ACC foe Clemson (Nov. 24) ... was 9-for-11 from the field and a perfect 7-for-7 from the free throw line against the Tigers ... that contest began a string of 11-straight double-digit scoring efforts, highlighted by 16 points in the BIG EAST opener vs. Syracuse (Dec. 7) and 17 points at Boston University (Dec. 17) ... registered back-to-back 14-point performances at Notre Dame (Jan. 16) and against Connecticut (Jan. 21) ... netted 22 points in the season finale vs. Louisville (March 3) in the first round of the BIG EAST Tournament ... played all 40 minutes against the Cardinals and was 8-for-16 from the field and 5-for-6 from the charity stripe.
As A Sophomore In 2005-06: Played in all of St. John's 30 games, starting one ... averaged 14.3 minutes, 4.1 points and 2.1 rebounds per game for the Red Storm ... netted eight points and five rebounds against Fairleigh Dickinson (Nov. 30) ... had 11 points in the Red Storm's victory at Northwestern (Dec. 3) ... also grabbed five rebounds against the Wildcats ... reached double-digits again vs. Stony Brook (Dec. 17), netting 10 points ... scored eight points and hauled down three rebounds in a victory over Pittsburgh (Jan. 11) ... had eight points and made two 3-pointers against Louisville (Feb. 15) ... put in two solid performances at the NCAA Tournament, grabbing seven rebounds against California (March 19) and blocking two shots against Maryland (March 21).
As A Freshman In 2004-05: Appeared in 19 games ... played eight minutes in collegiate debut vs. Canisius (Nov. 20) and scored two points ... scored 10 points against Norfolk State (Nov. 26) including a perfect 6-for-6 mark from the free throw line ... also added an assist and block in that game ... two points and two rebounds vs. Hofstra (Dec. 1) ... played in both the BIG EAST and WNIT postseason tournaments ... played in the FIBA Under 20 European Championships following the season for Finland ... averaged 21.4 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game for the team.
Before St. John's: Was rated the No. 1 high school player in Finland ... was a member of the Finnish National Team ... named the Most Valuable Player of the Scandinavian Championship Tournament of National Teams in 2003 ... played club basketball for the Turan Riento for eight years ... named the 2004 Rookie of the Year in the Women's Championship League after averaging 18.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game.
Up Close With Tiina Sten
What is on your iPod?
Hip-hop, soul, R&B and some Finnish music.
Where is your favorite place to hang out on campus/in the NYC area?
Off campus: SoHo and Brooklyn. On campus: Taffner Field House.
Why did you choose to come to St. John's?
Its basketball tradition and location.
The teammates that inspires me are:
Kia Wright and Victoria Hodges.
If I could play for any other St. John's athletic team it would be: