Tessa Boagni

Club: Canterbury Wildcats

DOB: 2 February 1996

Height: 188cm

Position: Forward

Tall Ferns Debut: 2015

Junior Association: Canterbury

High School: Christchurch Girls High School

Boagni debuted for Tall Ferns in 2015 and 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 five games at 2019 FIBA Asia Cup in India where she was second in scoring (7.6ppg) and rebounding (4.6rpg) for NZ.

Played all three games at 2019 FIBA Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Auckland leading the team in points (16.0) and rebounds (6.0).

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.

Most recently played for Canterbury Wildcats in 2019 WBC averaging 11.4 points and 8.7 rebounds per game.

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