Tenaya Tucker Joins University of Delaware Softball Program as Assistant Coach
July 15, 2011
NEWARK, Del. – University of Delaware softball head coach Jaime Wohlbach has announced that former Charlotte standout Tenaya Tucker has joined her staff as an assistant coach.
Tucker joins Wohlbach and assistant coach Michele Hawkins on the Blue Hen staff. Wohlbach recently completed her first season at Delaware, guiding the Blue Hens to 21-34 record and a berth in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament.
Tucker, a native of Antelope, Calif., recently completed an outstanding career at Charlotte, where she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in criminal justice and psychology. She started all 54 games for the 49ers this spring, setting a school single-season record with 12 home runs while also pacing the squad with a .388 batting average, 66 hits, 17 doubles, and 47 RBI.
Tucker was selected to the first team All-Atlantic 10 and was tabbed the 49ers’ Team MVP this year, while she was a first team All-Mid Atlantic Region and NCCSIA All-State selection as both a sophomore and senior. Tucker, who served as the 49ers’ catcher, finished her career at Charlotte ranked second in school history with 123 RBI, second with 18 home runs, and tied for second with 43 doubles.
An excellent student as well, Tucker was named to the Dean’s List in 2007, was selected to the Athletic Directors List three times, and was an Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference selection this spring.
Additionally Tucker was very active in the Charlotte community, volunteering with the Food for Families, Adopt a Family for the Holidays, RuBiRu, and Stroll for Epilepsy programs. She helped build a playground for underprivileged children and read books to students at Albermarle Elementary School during 2008, while she was a tutor for elementary school children and worked with Operation Christmas Child in 2010.
Tucker was a hitting and catching instructor at All Star City during her final three years in Charlotte and was a hitting, pitching and catching instructor at the All-American Softball School in Roseville, Calif. during the summers of 2007 through 2009.
"Tenaya is a great addition to our staff,” Wohlbach said. “She has a tremendous amount of knowledge and passion for the game. She has proven herself to be an outstanding player for the Charlotte softball team, setting several offensive records in addition to earning team MVP honors and conference accolades. Her maturity and leadership within the game will contribute in all areas on the field. I am very excited to have Tenaya as a part of my staff."Back To Softball Home Softball Story Archive