Tyra Whitehead
Tyra  Whitehead


Richmond, Va.

High School:




Deacs Dominate Virginia Tech, 73-56

Thursday's win was the first ACC home victory for the Demon Deacons since Feb. 5, 2017.


Offense Breaks Out in 89-61 Win over EMU

The Demon Deacons shot better than 50 percent from long distance in the victory over Eastern Michigan.


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Wake Forest vs. Notre Dame


Wake Forest Women's Basketball vs. Clemson

Wake Forest defeated Clemson 68-56 on Thursday, Jan. 12 inside the LJVM Coliseum

2017-18 (Sophomore)
Appeared in 27 games and made seven starts … Scored a career-high 23 points in the season opener against Texas Southern (Nov. 10) … Delivered first career double-double (12 points, 12 rebounds) in the second game of the season against Seton Hall (Nov. 12) … Dished out a career-high five assists against Minnesota (Nov. 25) … Had 18 points and 12 rebounds against Appalachian State (Dec. 7) for her second career double-double … Scored 14 points on 6-of-6 from the floor and pulled down nine rebounds off the bench against Syracuse (Feb. 11) … Missed four games due to injury.

2016-17 (Freshman)
Appeared in 32 contests off the bench ... Averaged 3.3 points and 2.9 rebounds per game ... Made her Wake Forest debut in the season opener against Navy (11/11), finishing with four points and three rebounds ... Posted one her best games of the season against Eastern Michigan (11/20), scoring a season-high nine points while bringing in five rebounds and adding a pair of assists ... Hauled in a season-best seven rebounds in a road victory against Elon (11/16) and a home win over Boston College (1/26) ... Came off the bench against Miami (2/2) and was 4-of-5 from the field for eight points.

High School
Collected USA Today first team All-State accolades in both 2014 and 2015 and was a second-team honoree in 2016 ... Also picked up First Team VSHL 6A All-State honors in 2016 ... Whitehead has been part of three-straight 6A State Championships at Cosby, winning a title in each of her three seasons after moving to the school before her sophomore season ... Was named a Richmond Times-Dispatch All-Metro first teamer in 2016 ... JumpOffPlus.com rated Whitehead with 4.5 stars and she is ranked No. 59 in the country by All Star Girls Report ... In January 2016, she was named a candidate to play in the McDonald's All-American Game in Chicago.

Full name is Tyra Marie Whitehead ... Born on Feb. 25, 1998 ... Daughter of Toni Greer ... Is one of five brothers and sisters ... Brother, Kevin Cousins, played football at Penn State from 2005-09 ... Former teammates now play for collegiate programs like North Carolina, VCU, Georgetown, UNC Asheville and UNCG.

What They're Saying...
"Tyra is an extremely strong and physical post player. She has great hands, can score with force on the block and also has a nice turn-around jump shot. Her ability to clear space in the paint and rebound everything around her is one of the best in the country. She has also been a part of very successful, championship winning programs in high school, as well as in AAU. She has an incredible will to win and is a fierce competitor." - Jen Hoover

"Having Tyra in our program the past two years has been phenomenal. Her presence on the floor has been a major factor in our back to back state championships. She and her teammates will be working hard this upcoming season toward another outstanding year. Tyra will be a great asset to Wake Forest and is ready for the challenge at the next level." --Rachel Mead, head coach at Cosby High School

"I chose Wake because growing up in North Carolina all I heard was Duke, UNC, Wake, Chris Paul and Tim Duncan. When I left, all I wanted to do was come back home and what better place to be than Wake Forest. At Wake Forest academics are key and the sports are incredible. On top of that, the support system for athletes is amazing and the coaching staff was the coolest in America. When I committed I knew I was entering into a lifelong family. This family is not only comprised of the current roster, but the past alumni and the future greats as well. Wake Forest builds character, friendships, leadership and great athletes." -- Tyra Whitehead

Women's Football Camp