Tuba City's Tate Tsingine signs with Central Arizona College

Tuba City Lady Warrior Tate Tsingine signs a letter of intent to play basketball at Central Arizona College. With Tsingine are Ross Williams (Dean of Students) Leann DeJolie (aunt) Amy DeJolie (aunt) Roger Tsingine (father) Tegan Tsingine (brother) and Crystal Dugi (aunt) Tami Dugi (aunt.)   Bottom Row:  Mary Frances Begay (TCHS Principal) Kim Williams (head coach) Tate Tsingine, Lisa Dejolie (mother) Irene Dejolie (grandmother) and Eloise Dugi (grandmother.) Photo/Rosanda Suetopka

Tuba City Lady Warrior Tate Tsingine signs a letter of intent to play basketball at Central Arizona College. With Tsingine are Ross Williams (Dean of Students) Leann DeJolie (aunt) Amy DeJolie (aunt) Roger Tsingine (father) Tegan Tsingine (brother) and Crystal Dugi (aunt) Tami Dugi (aunt.) Bottom Row: Mary Frances Begay (TCHS Principal) Kim Williams (head coach) Tate Tsingine, Lisa Dejolie (mother) Irene Dejolie (grandmother) and Eloise Dugi (grandmother.) Photo/Rosanda Suetopka

TUBA CITY, Ariz. - Tuba City High Lady Warrior Tate Tsingine is making a name for herself in Tuba City basketball and volleyball history.

With a massive list of sports and academic accomplishments, Tsingine has signed a letter of intent with Central Arizona College (CAC) to play basketball in the National Junior College Athletic Association, which is located in Coolidge, Arizona.

Tsingine's immediate family attended her signing day at Tuba City High's Warrior Pavilion along with her sports advisors. Tsingine is CAC's only Arizona high school recruit this year.

Each year CAC is a national championship contender at the N JCAA DI level. Tsingine will be joining CAC, which also sends many of their players to the NCAA DI level.

"My decision on attending Central Arizona College was based on the quality of their basketball program and how they can make me a better player," Tsingine said. "My ultimate goal would be to play at the NCAA division I after I go to school at Central. I think the coaches and their program will guide me towards the right steps to reach my final sport goal."

Tsingine has racked up numerous awards in the past two years with this year being the chart topper.

This past year Tsingine played in 27 of Tuba City's 33 games. She averaged 17.5 points per game. She took down 5.9 rebounds per outing. The Tuba City High Lady Warriors completed their final season with a 23-10 overall finishing as the Division III State Runner-up.

Tsingine has been named Player of the Year as well as both Tuba City High School's Academic Athlete of the Year and Female Athlete of the Year. She also was the Four Year Standing Setter for Tuba City High.

Tsingine was also named the AIA Division III All State Honorable Mention, AIA Division III All Section First Team Setter, AIA Division III Second Section Team Hitter, the Navajo Times All Star Team, Arizona Coaches Association Volleyball All-Star, Arizona Republic's All State Honorable Mention and the Arizona Volley Ball's All American and the All American United Dairyman Award.

On top of all her sports accomplishments, Tsingine also maintained a high GPA throughout high school to also capture the coveted Tuba City Female Academic Athlete of the Year for 2015.

Head volleyball coach Harlan Barlow had much praise for Tsingine,

"I'm so proud of Tate," Barlow said. "I'm really just so proud of what she has done at Tuba City High. She has accomplished so much and she has much more to experience and accomplish at the next level. Tate could've played D1 volleyball out of high school or she could have played at the junior college level, but she chose to play basketball at CAC. I wish her all the best, I know she will make it further down the success road in her basketball career. She has the disciplined work ethic that every coach wants."

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