National Team: Member
of the Gold Medal winning U.S. Women's National Team at the 1996 Centennial
Olympic Games ... Second on the team with 1,864 minutes played in 1995 ...
Scored two goals at the `96 Olympic Games, including the game-winner versus
Denmark ... Scored the first goal in seven games in 1996 ... Tied with Kristine
Lilly and Tiffeny Milbrett with three goals to lead the team at the 1995
Women's World Championship in Sweden ... She and Carla Overbeck were the
only two players to play in all 23 gamed in 1995 ... Member of the U.S.
Women's Team that won the title at the CONCACAF Qualifying Championship
in Montreal in 1994 and helped the team qualify for the 1995 FIFA Women's
World Championship in Sweden ... Played with the 1993 U.S. Team, winners
of the CONCACAF Championship in New York ... Member of the U.S. Squad the
won the silver medal at the 1993 World University Games in Buffalo, NY ...
Played at the 1990 Olympic Festival in Minneapolis. College/High School:
Winner of the 1994 Missouri Athletic Club College Player of the Year
Award and 1994 Hermann Trophy ... A three-time NSCAA All-American, she played
on four NCAA Division I Championship teams while attending the University
of North Carolina, 1991-94 ... NCAA tournament's Most Valuable Defensive
Player in 1991 and the Most Valuable Offensive Player in 1994 and was selected
to the all-tournament team in 1992 and '93 ... The 1994 Atlantic Coast Conference
(ACC) Player of the Year, three-time ACC Tournament MVP, 1991, 1993-94 and
four-time All-ACC 1991-94 ... Named National Freshman of the Year by Soccer
America and ACC Rookie of the Year in 1991 ... In her four years at
UNC, she scored 69 goals and added 51 assists starting 93 of 95 games ...
Broke her foot Sept. 28, 1993, and returned to action 22 days later just
prior to the ACC tournament, where she was named the tournament's MVP ...
Led the nation in scoring in 1991 with 58 points, 21 goals and 16 assists,
her goals where the most scored by a freshmen since Mia Hamm had 21 in 1989
... Attended Grace Davis High School in Modesto, CA ... Led Davis to a four-year
conference record of 54-0-2, scoring 107 goals and adding 37 assists. Personal:
Full name Tisha Lea Venturini. National Spokesperson for Produce for
Better Health. Graduated from UNC with degree in Physical Education.