Tina Gunn Robison Athlete Profile

#44 Tina Gunn Robison

Tina Gunn Robison
Position: Center Height: 6-5 Roster Years: 1976-1980 Hometown: St. Petersburg, FL Hall of Fame: 1990

  • 1990 Women's Basketball




All-America

  • 1979 National Scouting Association
  • 1980 AIAW Kodak First Team
  • 1980 AWSF First Team
  • 1980 National Scouting Association
  • 1980 Women's Basketball News Service Honorable Mention

1990 Hall of Fame Inductee

Though more than a decade has passed since Tina Gunn Robison last suited up for basketball at BYU, she remains the No. 1 player produced by the Cougar women's program - and continues to hold nine BYU records, including most points in a game (56).

Tina entered BYU in 1976 as a Presidential Scholar with the intention of playing both varsity volleyball and basketball for four years. But midway through her freshman year her interest focused on one sport, and her athletic career soon received national prominence for her actions on the basketball court.

During her senior year (1979-80), Tina gained the most coveted honor in women's basketball - Kodak All-America First Team. That year she was also named to the American Women's Sports Federation First Team and the National Scouting Association All-America Team (for the second time) and was the American Women's Sports Foundation Player of the Year, the St. Petersburg Independent Florida Amateur Athlete of the Year, a Wade Trophy Finalist (for the second time), and a WBL draft pick (Milwaukee).

Tina closed out her career at the top of the NCAA Division I chart: first in the nation in scoring (31.2 ppg), first in total points (967), fourth in rebounding (14.9 rpg), and 14th in field goal percentage (59%).

The Cougar Club honored her in 1979 with the Crowd Pleaser Award and in 1980 with the Outstanding Senior Award. In the summer of 1979, she played with the U.S. team at the Spartacade in the Soviet Union.

Tina graduated in 1980 with a B.S. degree in chemical engineering.

Personal

  • B.S. in chemical engineering from BYU in 1980

Career Highlights

  • Kodak All-America First Team her senior year
  • Named American Women's Sports Federation First Team her senior year
  • National Scouting Association All-American her junior and senior year
  • American Women's Sports Foundation Player of the Year her senior year
  • Was also the St. Petersburg Independent Florida Amateur Athlete of the Year and a WBL draft pick
  • Named a Wade Trophy Finalist twice
  • Closed out her career at the top of the NCAA Division I chart: first in the nation in scoring, first in total points, fourth in rebounding, and 14th in field goal percentage
  • Given the Crowd Pleaser Award in 1979
  • Given the Outstanding Senior Award in 1980

Before BYU

  • Entered BYU in 1976 as a Presidential Scholar

After BYU

  • Played with the U.S. team at the Spartacade in the Soviet Union

Post BYU Honors and Societies

  • Inducted into the BYU Hall of Fame in 1990


1976-1977 | Freshman Year

  • Averaged 14.9 points per game

1977-1978 | Sophomore Year

  • AIAW Region VII All-Tournament Team
  • All-Conference Team
  • Averaged 26.1 points per game, almost doubling her scoring average from her freshman year

1978-1979 | Junior Year

  • Played for the U.S. Team at the Spartacade in Russia
  • AIAW Region VII All-Tournament Team
  • All-Conference Team
  • Averaged 30.9 points per game
  • Averaged 13.9 rebounds per game

1979-1980 | Senior Year

  • Led the nation in points per game (31.2) and total points (967)
  • Kodak All-America First Team
  • Kodak All-District VII First Team
  • American Women's Sports Federation First Team 
  • National Scouting Association All-America Team
  • American Women's Sports Foundation Player of the Year
  • St. Petersburg Independent Florida Amateur Athlete of the Year
  • AIAW Region VII All-Tournament Team
  • A Wade Trophy Finalist
  • All-Conference Team
  • Named "Oustanding Senior Female Athlete" by the Cougar Club