Tessa Boagni

Club: Canterbury Wildcats

DOB: 2 February 1996

Height: 188cm

Position: Forward

Tall Ferns Debut: 2015

Appearances: 30

Junior Association: Canterbury

High School: Christchurch Girls High School

Played all 5 games at the 2021 FIBA Asia Cup where she averaged 7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.

Was a member of the gold medal winning team at the 2018 William Jones Cup and silver medal winning team at the 2019 event averaging 9.2ppg.

Played all three games at 2019 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Auckland.

Began the 2021 NBL season with 34 points and 21 rebounds against Harbour Breeze.

Spent four years at California State University, Northridge. In her senior year won MVP at the Big West Conference Tournament averaging 19.3 points and 8.5 rebounds per game.

Ended her career with the Matadors 4th in career games played (122), 6th in career blocks (101) and 9th in career rebounds (700).

Began her professional career in 2018 playing in Malaysia for the Hatchers club.

Boagni won the MVP award at the Basketball and Volleyball National Secondary School Championships in 2013 playing for Christchurch Girls High School.

Mother, Jane, and sister, Kate McMeeken-Ruscoe, both played for the Tall Ferns

Photo: Masanori Udagawa