24 - Tamara Pena
Tamara Pena
Height: 5-7
Year: So.
Hometown: Aliso Viejo, Calif.
High School: Aliso Niguel
Position: G
Major: Biology
Team: Team Mercadel

2011-12: Played in 23 games, started 21...7.8 points per game, 3.4 rebounds per game, 40 steals, 28 assists...ranked second on the team in scoring and steals, and third in assists...had a team-high 18 points, including a put-back with eight seconds left in regulation that forced overtime, in MIT's 73-67 win at Coast Guard (12/6)...recorded a game-high 19 points at Caltech (11/25)...collected eight rebounds at Babson (1/11)...distributed four assists versus Wentworth (11/15), Albany (11/20), and Wheaton (1/18)...posted four steals against Clark (1/7) and Smith (1/21).

2010-11: Started all 24 games...8.6 points per game, 3. 6 rebounds per game, 46 steals, 37 assists, six blocks...led the team in scoring and steals, ranked second in assists, and fifth in rebounds...scored 23 points at Wheaton (2/9)...grabbed 10 rebounds versus Fisher (11/27) and Springfield (12/4)...dished out four assists at Springfield (12/4)...collected six steals at Smith (1/8)...NEWMAC Athlete of the Week (11/29)...tied for ninth in the NEWMAC in steals per game.

Off the Court at MIT: Majoring in biology...conducted research in the Goosens Lab at MIT's McGovern Institute for Brain Research...co-chair of MIT Mujeres Latinas...Alpha Phi.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Aliso Niguel High School...four-year Scholar Athlete...valedictorian...National Merit Scholar...Superintendent's Honor Roll all four years.

Club/AAU: Team Mercadel.

Personal: Daughter of Anna and Hugo Pena.