2014 Wade Trophy Candidate
2014 Wooden Award Candidate
2013 WBCA Honorable Mention All-America Team
2013 WBCA All-Region 3 Team
2013 All-SEC First Team (AP, Coaches)
2013 SEC All-Defensive Team (Coaches)
2013 LSWA Louisiana Player of the Year
2013 LSWA All-Louisiana First Team
A 2014 National Player of the Year candidate and one of the most versatile forwards in LSU history … Powerful presence inside but can also score from the outside with nice touch … Arguably, the nation’s most improved player as a junior, going from 4.5 points per game as a sophomore to an SEC-best 17.0 ppg last season … Switched from No. 24 to No. 55 following her sophomore season … No. 55 is what she wore in high school … A career 8.7 point per game scorer who has gathered 368 rebounds … Has played in 89 games with 33 starts with all of those starts coming as a junior … Ranks fourth in LSU career blocked shots with 101 … Produced 36 double-figure scoring games, nine double-figure rebound contests and eight double-doubles.
JUNIOR SEASON (2012-13)
An honorable mention All-American, first-team All-SEC selection and SEC All-Defensive Team member in her first year as a starter … Became LSU’s first SEC scoring champion since Seimone Augustus and the fourth different Lady Tiger to achieve the feat after averaging 17.0 points per game … Played in all 34 games with 33 starts … From Nov. 16 to March 24, recorded 31 consecutive double-figure scoring games, representing the longest streak by an LSU player since Augustus did it in a school-record 97 straight games from 2003-06 … Scored in double figures in all but two games (31 times) and tallied eight double-doubles … Finished fourth in the SEC in rebounding (8.3 rpg), sixth in field goal percentage (43.7), second in blocks (2.5 bpg) and 10th in free throw percentage (.728) … The only player in the SEC to rank in the top 10 in all five of those categories … Made (139) and attempted (191) more free throws than any player in the SEC … Ranked 22nd nationally in blocks with 85, which also was fifth in LSU single-season history … Ranked fourth in the SEC in scoring in league only contests with 16.8 ppg and second in blocks with 38 … Grabbed a career-best 15 rebounds -- 12 on the offensive end -- in her first career start on Nov. 11 against Wichita State ... The 15 boards were the most by an LSU player since Kristen Morris had 16 in the first round of the 2009 NCAA Tournament ... Followed that up with her first career double-double on 18 points, 11 rebounds and three blocks at Hampton on Nov. 16 ... Had the first 20-point performance of her career at Georgetown on Nov. 19, scoring 20 points to go along with seven rebounds and a career-high five steals in 34 minutes ... Named FIU Classic MVP after leading LSU past the Panthers with 20 points, six rebounds and seven blocks on Nov. 25 ... The seven blocks tied for the fourth-most in a game in LSU history and the most by an LSU player since Nov. 26, 2008 ... Poured in a career-best 28 points on 11-of-17 shooting to lead LSU past NC State ... Scored 21 points in the first half against the Wolfpack ... The 28 points were the most by an LSU player in three years since Allison Hightower had 29 at Auburn on Feb. 14, 2010 ... Produced her second double-double of the season in overtime game against Tulane on Dec. 9, scoring 24 points and grabbing 11 rebounds ... Finished two blocks shy of a triple-double vs. the Green Wave, swatting a career-best eight, representing the most blocks by an LSU player since 1989 and one shy of the school record ... Scored 21 points and drained a career-high 13-of-19 from the free throw line to lead comeback win over McNeese State on Dec. 21 ... Both the 13 made FTs and 19 FT attempts tied for third-most in school history ... Poured in the highest output of her career in SEC play with 26 points, including 21 in the second half, to rally LSU from a 10-point deficit and beat Vanderbilt on Jan. 20 ... Tied a career high with 11 field goals against the Commodores and scored 11 of LSU’s 13 points during a crucial stretch late ... Erupted for 20 points in one of the most efficient games of her career, finishing 8-of-10 from the floor to go along with nine rebounds and five blocks against No. 12 Tennessee on Feb. 7 ... Played a career-high 43 minutes and led LSU to overtime win at Missouri on Feb. 22 with 21 points and a career-high three treys ... Followed that up with her first career double-double in SEC play two days later with 20 points and 13 boards against No. 7 Kentucky on Feb. 24 ... Tallied her second straight double-double with 13 points and 12 boards in win over Alabama on Feb. 28 ... Fired in two threes that keyed an LSU comeback and finished with a game-high 16 points at Texas A&M on March 3 ... Recorded 14 rebounds against Auburn in the SEC Tournament, the most of her career against an SEC foe … Notched her eighth double-double of the season with 15 points and 12 boards against California in the NCAA Tournament regional semifinal.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12)
One of the Lady Tigers’ top performers off the bench who played in all 34 games … Put up 4.5 points per game and buried 13 threes during the year ... Produced the first double-figure scoring game of her career with 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Nov. 21 ... Had solid game career against Tennessee in the SEC Championship Game on March 4 ... Filling in for an injured LaSondra Barrett, scored 13 points with two threes in 17 minutes against the Lady Vols ... Also tied a season-high with four boards in that contest … Reached double figures for the third time of the season with 10 points in 21 minutes versus Penn State in the NCAA Tournament second round on March 20.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11)
Played in 21 games all off the bench and averaged 2.1 points per game ... Notched her first career points with four, including a three-pointer, in 10 minutes against Ohio State on Nov. 17 ... Daughter of Nicholls State head coach DoBee Plaisance and got to face her on Nov. 30 in Thibodaux ... In the rare mother-daughter meeting, registered eight points and five rebounds in 12 minutes … Was 3-of-3 from the floor with seven points in five minutes at Auburn on Jan. 16.
One of the top prep post players in the nation … Ranked No. 3 by ESPN HoopGurlz.com at that position and No. 40 overall … Voted a 2010 McDonald’s All-American and the two-time Gatorade Louisiana Player of the Year … Also named the 2010 Farm Bureau Miss Basketball by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association and the Class 4A Player of the Year as a senior … Starred at Ursuline Academy of New Orleans as a freshman and sophomore before transferring to Vandebilt Catholic High School in Houma for her junior and senior seasons … Transferred because her mother was named the head women’s basketball coach at Nicholls State … Led her team to a state runner-up finish as a junior, averaging 17.5 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game … Played against fellow LSU teammate Jeanne Kenney in that state title game and also was an AAU teammate of Kenney’s … Followed that season up with Vandebilt Catholic’s first state championship as she posted 16.0 points and 10.0 boards per contest … Scored a game-high 24 points with 11 rebounds, five blocked shots and three assists to win the state championship game’s most outstanding player award … Named the New Orleans Times Picayune Female Athlete of the Year at Ursuline … Made the USA Basketball U18 Women’s National Team and then helped the Americans earn a gold medal at the FIBA Americas 18 Championship in the summer of 2010 … Was only the second LSU player in school history to make a USA Basketball U18 National Team roster … Averaged 7.8 points in five games and ranked second among all players in the tournament with nine total blocks … Delivered 11 points, four blocked shots and five rebounds in the gold medal game against Brazil … Coached at Vandebilt Catholic by Kathy Luke.
Full name is Theresa Monique Plaisance … Born on May 18, 1992, in New Orleans … Daughter of Scott and DoBee Plaisance … Mother, DoBee, is the head women’s basketball coach at Nicholls State … Has one younger brother, Scott, Jr. … Majoring in sports administration leadership.
PLAISANCE’S CAREER HIGHS
Points 28 vs. NC State; Dec. 2, 2012
Rebounds 15 vs. Wichita State; Nov. 11, 2012
Field Goals 11 twice; last vs. Vanderbilt; Jan. 20, 2013
FG Attempts 20 vs. Vanderbilt; Jan. 20, 2013
3-Pt Field Goals 3 twice; last at Missouri; Feb. 22, 2013
3-Pt FG Attempts 6 at Missouri; Feb. 22, 2013
Free Throws 13 vs. McNeese State; Dec. 21, 2013
FT Attempts 19 vs. McNeese State; Dec. 21, 2013
Assists 6 vs. Penn State; March 26, 2013 (NCAA)
Steals 5 at Georgetown; Nov. 19, 2012
Blocks 8 vs. Tulane; Dec. 9, 2012
Minutes 43 at Missouri; Feb. 22, 2013 (OT)