- "I made VWC my top choice because I liked the feel of a small college. It gives me the opportunity to receive the attention that I need inside and outside of my classes, and there are a lot more opportunities for volunteering, extracurricular activities, being involved in Green life, and building relationships with peers, faculty and professors."
- Selected Virginia Wesleyan over the University of New Hampshire, James Madison University and Old Dominion University
Goals: 3 – (3x, most recent, Randolph-Macon – 4/15/15)
Assists: 1 – (5x, most recent, Meredith – 4/12/15)
Points: 4 – (2x, most recent, Hollins – 4/4/15)
Ground Balls: 5 – (Sweet Briar – 4/1/15)
Caused Turnovers: 3 – (Birmingham Southern – 3/19/14)
Draw Controls: 4 – (Neumann – 3/4/15)
2014-15 ODAC All-Academic Team
Junior (2015): Appeared in 19 games with 18 starts… Scored 24 goals while contributing five assists for 29 points on the year… Five ground balls in an April 1 victory over Sweet Briar College… Four draw controls against Neumann on March 2.
Sophomore (2014): Played in 15 games as a sophomore… Had two goals in a win at Sweet Briar College on March 8… Four ground balls on five separate occasions… Caused three turnovers in an 8-5 victory over Birmingham Southern on March 19.
First-Year (2013): Played in 15 games… Had a goal, two ground balls, and a caused turnover in a 19-2 victory over Hollins University on April 6.
Academic Accomplishments: Presidential Scholarship recipient… Blue Marlin Scholarship recipient… Two-time Dean's List honoree.
Before VWC: Competed in lacrosse, volleyball and softball at Matthew F. Maury High School in Norfolk… Helped the Commodores to a fifth-place finish in the lacrosse state championships as a senior… Captain of the volleyball team as a junior and senior… First team All-Eastern District honoree as a senior in volleyball, second team as a sophomore and junior… First team All-Eastern District honoree in softball as a rookie and sophomore.
Personal: Daughter of Jennifer Norton and Jason Garland… Has three siblings: Arianna, a student at Tidewater Community College, Jamison Norton and Charlie North.
Get to Know Tianna
- Listens to all types of music and enjoys spending vacation time in Florida
- Favorites include the book "The Help," the movie "Bridesmaids," and the TV series "Revenge" and "Pretty Little Liars"
- A fan of soccer's Sydney Leroux, football's Pittsburgh Steelers, and actress Emma Stone
- My favorite aspect of being an athlete is: "consistently pushing myself to do better. It's also a great feeling being a part of a team, or better yet, a family"
- The part of my game I've improved the most: "is my left hand. At the start of the season I could not use my left hand at all. But, now I'm able to catch and throw left-handed, and having those skills have made me a better defender and player in general."
- My personal athletic goal at VWC is: "to build my endurance and strength personally. As a team, I would love for us to go to finals and even the championship game."
- If I could participate in a reality show it would be: "Real World, because you get to travel and live in an extremely nice house for free. Plus, you get to compete in the competitions after the show against other Real World contestants."
- It's the year 2025 and: "I would be 30, so hopefully still successfully running my family's business and married with kids possibly on the way."
- If I could possess one superpower it would be: "the ability to ready other people's minds, because you could know what they truly thought of you, how they feel about situations. It would just give you a huge advantage over everyone else."
- The most important advice I've received is: "my Dad always tells me that if I work hard now and make the necessary sacrifices then life will be a lot easier down the road."
|Apr 10||at Roanoke||L, 18-6|
|Apr 12||Meredith||W, 16-12|
|Apr 15||Randolph-Macon||L, 15-10|
|Apr 18||Shenandoah||L, 17-16|
|Apr 25||at Shenandoah||W, 11-8|
|Apr 29||at Randolph-Macon||L, 14-3|
|Shots on goal||46||27|
|Shots on goal percentage||78.0||81.8|
|Free position goals-shots||3-16||2-7|
|Feb 14||at St. Mary's (Md.)||L, 18-12||0||0||0||0-0||0||1||3||0||0||-||0||-|
|Mar 2||vs. Ferrum||W, 16-7||3||1||4||1-3||2||3||3||0||5||60.0||5||100.0|
|Mar 4||Neumann||W, 14-7||1||1||2||0-2||4||4||3||1||3||33.3||3||100.0|
|Mar 9||Hilbert||W, 19-0||1||0||1||0-0||0||1||0||1||2||50.0||2||100.0|
|Mar 11||at Chris. Newport||L, 17-4||0||0||0||0-0||2||0||2||1||0||-||0||-|
|Mar 14||at Randolph||W, 15-2||2||1||3||0-1||1||3||1||1||4||50.0||3||75.0|
|Mar 18||at Lynchburg||L, 13-11||1||0||1||0-1||2||0||3||2||3||33.3||3||100.0|
|Mar 21||Guilford||L, 11-10||2||0||2||2-2||1||0||2||0||4||50.0||2||50.0|
|Mar 23||at Marymount (Va.)||W, 10-8||1||0||1||0-1||1||0||1||0||3||33.3||2||66.7|
|Mar 28||at Washington and Lee||L, 11-9||2||0||2||0-1||2||2||1||0||3||66.7||2||66.7|
|Apr 1||Sweet Briar||W, 18-12||1||0||1||0-0||5||1||1||0||2||50.0||1||50.0|
|Apr 4||Hollins||W, 19-2||3||1||4||0-0||0||2||0||0||3||100.0||3||100.0|
|Apr 7||at Bridgewater (Va.)||W, 10-8||2||0||2||0-0||4||0||4||0||2||100.0||2||100.0|
|Apr 10||at Roanoke||L, 18-6||0||0||0||0-1||0||2||5||1||2||0.0||2||100.0|
|Apr 12||Meredith||W, 16-12||1||1||2||0-2||1||1||2||2||6||16.7||2||33.3|
|Apr 15||Randolph-Macon||L, 15-10||3||0||3||0-0||4||0||0||0||5||60.0||5||100.0|
|Apr 18||Shenandoah||L, 17-16||0||0||0||0-1||0||3||1||0||5||0.0||4||80.0|
|Apr 25||at Shenandoah||W, 11-8||1||0||1||0-0||4||0||4||2||4||25.0||2||50.0|
|Apr 29||at Randolph-Macon||L, 14-3||0||0||0||0-1||1||2||1||0||3||0.0||3||100.0|