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She played college basketball for Old Dominion University.
Penicheiro was born in Figueira da Foz, Portugal. Penicheiro has played for professional clubs since her young teens, although she did not play at the senior level until after she starred in U.S. college basketball at Old Dominion University. She played at Old Dominion from 1994–98 and helped lead the Lady Monarchs to the 1997 NCAA Championship game. In 1997, Penicheiro was named to the Final Four All Tournament team. During her playing time at ODU, Penicheiro collected 1,304 career points and finished her career as ODU's all-time steal leader with 591. She is second all-time at ODU on the career assist list to another ODU great Nancy Lieberman with 939. She is the Colonial Athletic Association's all-time leader in both assists and steals.
Penicheiro is a two-time Kodak All-American, selected in 1997 and 1998. She became ODU's second winner of the prestigious Lifetime/Wade Trophy and the first international player to win the honor. A four-time All-CAA honoree, Ticha was named the conference's Player-of-the Year in 1995-96 and 1996-97 while also claiming the Rookie of the Year award in 1994-95. She graduated from Old Dominion in 1998 with degrees in communications and interdisciplinary studies, and was inducted into the ODU Sports Hall of Fame in 2006.
In 1998, Penicheiro joined the Sacramento Monarchs as a rookie, finishing third in the WNBA Rookie of the Year award voting. She is a four-time WNBA All-Star player. She has twice tied the WNBA's record with 16 assists in a single game. In 1999, she was selected as a WNBA first team player. This was also the year she set her WNBA high in points, with 27 against the Minnesota Lynx. In 2001, she was selected as a member of the WNBA's second team.
Penicheiro is well known for her consistently flashy style of play. In 2005, she helped the Sacramento Monarchs win their first ever WNBA championship title.
Penicheiro is an ardent supporter of the Special Olympics and supports ovarian cancer research, to honor one of her best friends who was diagnosed with the disease. Besides her native Portuguese, she speaks English, Spanish and conversational Italian. Father, João, was a former basketball player and now is coaches to an older brother, Paulo, who plays professionally in Portugal. She became an aunt when her brother and sister-in-law gave birth to their son João Miguel in 2009. Penicheiro also enjoys listening to R&B music and is an avid collector of watches and clothes. She had mentioned that during her playing career, she'd listened to Hip-Hop and R&B music before a game.
After the Monarchs franchise became defunct, Penicheiro signed with the Los Angeles Sparks. In 2011, her second year with the team, she was voted in by fans as one of the Top 15 players in the fifteen-year history of the WNBA.
In February 2012, Penicheiro signed with the Chicago Sky, but her season statistics were significantly diminished due to injuries, and on September 18, she announced that she would retire from the WNBA at the end of the 2012 season.
On February 20, 2013, Penicheiro became an American citizen, taking the oath with 1,200 others at the Sacramento Convention Center.
Penicheiro was inducted into the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.
In 2016, Penicheiro was named in the WNBA Top [email protected], a list of the WNBA's top 20 players of all-time in celebration of the league's twentieth anniversary.
When inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame in 2019, she was an active agent with about 30 clients, among them current WNBA players Kayla McBride and Courtney Vandersloot.
Ticha was born in Figueira da Foz.
Currently, Ticha Penicheiro is 48 years, 6 months and 2 days old. Ticha Penicheiro will celebrate 49th birthday on a Monday 18th of September 2023. Below we countdown to Ticha Penicheiro upcoming birthday.
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