23 Tamara Simpson
23 Tamara Simpson
Height: 5-10
Year: Senior
Hometown: North Babylon, N.Y.
High School: Portledge School
Position: G
Major: Psychology
Residential College: Jonathan Edwards
gp 13
pts/g 16.7
fg % 42.8
3pt % 23.3
ft % 68.3
reb/g 3.0
a/g 2.8

2016-17: 2016-17 Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year... Set Yale's career record for steals... Finished 1st in Ivy League with 79 steals... Appeared in 27 games and started 20... Averaged 9.6 points per game... Finished with 13 double-digit scoring games... Grabbed 9 rebounds and scored 16 points against Illinois St. on Nov. 22... Had 7 steals against Brown (1/20) and Wagner (11/30)... Scored 22 points against Princeton on Jan 14... Set a career high with 5 assists against Penn on Feb 18.

2016-17 Season-Highs

  • Points: 22, at Princeton, 1/14/17
  • FG Made: 9, at Princeton, 1/14/17
  • FG Attempts: 27, vs. Boston College, 12/7/16
  • 3-Point FG Made: 3, at Princeton, 1/14/17
  • 3-Point FG Attempts: 10, vs. Boston College, 12/7/16
  • Free Throws Made: 3, vs. Binghamton, 11/13/16
  • Free Throw Attempts: 6, vs. Binghamton, 11/13/16
  • Rebounds: 9, at Illinois St., 11/22/16
  • Assists: 5, vs. Penn, 2/18/17
  • Steals: 7, twice, last at Brown, 1/20/17
  • Blocked Shots: 1, six times, last vs. Harvard, 2/24/17
  • Minutes: 36, twice, last vs. Penn, 2/18/17

2015-16: Started in 30 games… 11-time member of the Ivy League Weekly Honor Roll… Led the Ivy League and all Elis with 3.0 steals per game (11th NCAA) and 90 total… Recorded career-best nine steals and played career-high 37 minutes against Dartmouth on Feb 12… Scored career best 28 points making 11-of-25 field goals against Princeton on Feb. 19… Second on the team in points per game (11.4)… Had 111 rebounds, 42 assists and 13 blocks… Scored in double-figures 18 times.

 2015-16 Season-Highs

  • Points: 28, vs. Princeton, 2/19/16
  • FG Made: 11, vs. Princeton, 2/19/16
  • FG Attempts: 25, vs. Princeton, 2/19/16
  • 3-Point FG Made: 3, three times, last at Cornell, 2/6/16
  • 3-Point FG Attempts: 8, twice, last at Cornell, 2/6/16
  • Free Throws Made: 8, vs. Wagner, 12/6/16
  • Free Throw Attempts: 12, twice, last vs. Columbia, 3/5/16
  • Rebounds: 10, at Cornell, 2/6/16
  • Assists: 3, five times, last vs. Dartmouth, 2/12/16
  • Steals: 9, vs. Dartmouth, 2/12/16
  • Blocked Shots: 3, at Cornell, 2/6/16
  • Minutes: 27, vs. Dartmouth, 2/12/16

2014-15: Made appearances in all 28 games, including 19 starts... Earned team's Most Improved Player Award... Played an average of 22.5 minutes per game... Second on the team with 8.9 points per game, including 9.5 points per contest in Ivy League play... Had a team-high .430 field goal percentage (111-of-258)... Three-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week (1/19, 2/2, 3/9)... Four-time member of the Ivy League Weekly Honor Roll (12/1, 12/8, 12/22, 1/12)... Named ECAC Rookie of the Week for Division I New England on March 9... Led the Ivy League with 2.3 steals per game (75th in NCAA) and 63 total on the season... Had 60 rebounds, 32 assists, and seven blocks... Scored in double-figures 13 times... Scored 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting against Brown on Jan. 16... Had 17 points on 8-of-12 shooting against Harvard on March 6... Recorded career-high 20 points on 10-of-16 shooting in season finale against Dartmouth on March 7... Snagged career-best seven steals against Columbia on Feb. 22.

2014-15 Season Highs

  • Points: 20, vs. Dartmouth, 3/7/15
  • FG Made: 10, vs. Dartmouth, 3/7/15
  • FG Attempts: 16, vs. Dartmouth, 3/7/15
  • 3-Point FG Made:
  • 3-Point FG Attempts: 2, twice, last vs. Boise State, 11/26/14
  • Free Throws Made: 5, vs. Maine, 1/7/15
  • Free Throw Attempts: 8, vs. Maine, 1/7/15
  • Rebounds: 6, vs. Brown, 1/16/15
  • Assists: 4, at Columbia, 2/22/15
  • Steals: 7, at Columbia, 2/22/15
  • Blocked Shots: 2, vs. Boise State, 11/26/14
  • Minutes: 31, twice, last at Harvard, 2/7/15

Off the Court:

  • Member of Athletes in Action
  • Working towards certification as a personal trainer

At Portledge School: Led Portledge School to its fifth straight Independent Private and Parochial Schools League championship as a senior... Accumulated over 2,000 career points... McDonald's All-America nominee... IPPSL All-League honoree and was named Player of the Year... Led team to the NYSAISAA Class C state tournament quarterfinals an 18-5 record and the No. 7 ranking in the New York State Association of Independent Schools Athletic Association.

Recent Games
Dec 9 at Central Connecticut State W, 75-62
Dec 12 at Saint Peter's W, 70-49
Dec 21 Indiana L, 72-68
Dec 28 vs. UC Davis L, 71-61
Dec 29 vs. Hartford L, 78-70
Jan 12 Brown W, 77-63
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 13 1
Games started 13 1
Minutes 453 39
Minutes per game 34.8 39.0
FG 86-201 7-17
FG Pct 42.8 41.2
3PT 17-73 0-5
3PT Pct 23.3 0.0
FT 28-41 1-3
FT Pct 68.3 33.3
Off rebounds 10 1
Def rebounds 29 1
Total rebounds 39 2
Rebounds per game 3.0 2.0
Personal fouls 27 2
Disqualifications 0 -
Assists 37 0
Turnovers 24 2
Assist to turnover ratio 1.5 0.0
Steals 66 8
Blocks 4 1
Points 217 15
Points per game 16.7 15.0
Points per 40 min 19.2 15.4
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 10 LIU Brooklyn W, 62-51 1 33 6-12 50.0 2-6 33.3 7-8 87.5 21
Nov 13 Colgate W, 82-56 1 21 4-11 36.4 2-7 28.6 0-0 - 10
Nov 19 at Kansas L, 81-75 1 37 3-15 20.0 1-5 20.0 5-8 62.5 12
Nov 21 at TCU W, 82-72 1 36 9-14 64.3 1-5 20.0 0-0 - 19
Nov 26 Army West Point L, 82-65 1 33 11-18 61.1 0-2 0.0 0-1 0.0 22
Nov 29 Providence L, 55-51 1 40 7-17 41.2 3-8 37.5 0-0 - 17
Dec 2 at Binghamton W, 73-69 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 6 at Stony Brook W, 77-71 1 43 6-15 40.0 2-6 33.3 1-2 50.0 15
Dec 9 at Central Connecticut State W, 75-62 1 34 4-14 28.6 0-5 0.0 2-3 66.7 10
Dec 12 at Saint Peter's W, 70-49 1 35 6-18 33.3 1-5 20.0 8-11 72.7 21
Dec 21 Indiana L, 72-68 1 38 14-26 53.8 1-8 12.5 2-2 100.0 31
Dec 28 vs. UC Davis L, 71-61 1 35 7-16 43.8 3-6 50.0 1-1 100.0 18
Dec 29 vs. Hartford L, 78-70 1 29 2-8 25.0 1-5 20.0 1-2 50.0 6
Jan 12 Brown W, 77-63 1 39 7-17 41.2 0-5 0.0 1-3 33.3 15
Jan 19 at Brown   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 26 at Harvard   - - - - - - - - -
Jan 27 at Dartmouth   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 2 Princeton   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 3 Penn   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 9 at Columbia   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 10 at Cornell   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 16 Dartmouth   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 17 Harvard   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 23 Cornell   - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 Columbia   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 2 at Penn   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 3 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 10 vs. Ivy League Tournament   - - - - - - - - -
Mar 11 vs. Ivy League Tournament   - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 10 LIU Brooklyn W, 62-51 1 33 1 4 5 3 2 1.5 4 2 2 0
Nov 13 Colgate W, 82-56 1 21 1 2 3 2 0 - 2 0 2 -
Nov 19 at Kansas L, 81-75 1 37 0 1 1 5 0 - 4 0 1 -
Nov 21 at TCU W, 82-72 1 36 2 4 6 5 2 2.5 0 1 4 0
Nov 26 Army West Point L, 82-65 1 33 2 4 6 2 4 0.5 4 0 3 0
Nov 29 Providence L, 55-51 1 40 0 1 1 2 2 1.0 9 0 1 0
Dec 2 at Binghamton W, 73-69 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 6 at Stony Brook W, 77-71 1 43 0 0 0 4 3 1.3 9 0 2 -
Dec 9 at Central Connecticut State W, 75-62 1 34 1 3 4 2 1 2.0 5 0 3 0
Dec 12 at Saint Peter's W, 70-49 1 35 1 2 3 1 2 0.5 7 0 1 0
Dec 21 Indiana L, 72-68 1 38 0 3 3 5 0 - 5 0 1 0
Dec 28 vs. UC Davis L, 71-61 1 35 1 3 4 4 2 2.0 6 0 2 -
Dec 29 vs. Hartford L, 78-70 1 29 0 1 1 2 4 0.5 3 0 3 -
Jan 12 Brown W, 77-63 1 39 1 1 2 0 2 0.0 8 1 2 -
Jan 19 at Brown   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 26 at Harvard   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Jan 27 at Dartmouth   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 2 Princeton   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 3 Penn   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 9 at Columbia   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 10 at Cornell   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 16 Dartmouth   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 17 Harvard   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 23 Cornell   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Feb 24 Columbia   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 2 at Penn   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 3 at Princeton   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 10 vs. Ivy League Tournament   - - - - - - - - - - - -
Mar 11 vs. Ivy League Tournament   - - - - - - - - - - - -
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2014-15 28 19 22.5 4.0-9.2 43.0 0.0-0.2 0.0 1.0-2.1 46.6 8.9
2015-16 30 30 25.5 4.4-10.8 40.7 0.9-2.7 31.7 1.8-2.9 60.2 11.4
2016-17 27 20 27.0 3.9-11.6 33.7 0.9-4.0 23.1 0.9-2.0 44.4 9.6
2017-18 13 13 34.8 6.6-15.5 42.8 1.3-5.6 23.3 2.2-3.2 68.3 16.7
Total 98 82 26.3 4.4-11.2 39.6 0.7-2.7 25.4 1.3-2.5 54.8 10.9
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2014-15 28 19 629 111-258 43.0 0-5 0.0 27-58 46.6 249
2015-16 30 30 765 132-324 40.7 26-82 31.7 53-88 60.2 343
2016-17 27 20 730 105-312 33.7 25-108 23.1 24-54 44.4 259
2017-18 13 13 453 86-201 42.8 17-73 23.3 28-41 68.3 217
Total 98 82 2577 434-1095 39.6 68-268 25.4 132-241 54.8 1068
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2014-15 28 19 22.5 7.1-16.4 43.0 0.0-0.3 0.0 1.7-3.7 46.6 15.8
2015-16 30 30 25.5 6.9-16.9 40.7 1.4-4.3 31.7 2.8-4.6 60.2 17.9
2016-17 27 20 27.0 5.8-17.1 33.7 1.4-5.9 23.1 1.3-3.0 44.4 14.2
2017-18 13 13 34.8 7.6-17.7 42.8 1.5-6.4 23.3 2.5-3.6 68.3 19.2
Total 98 82 26.3 6.7-17.0 39.6 1.1-4.2 25.4 2.0-3.7 54.8 16.6
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2014-15 28 19 22.5 0.9 1.2 2.1 1.7 0.0 1.1 1.1 1.1 2.3 0.3
2015-16 30 30 25.5 1.4 2.3 3.7 2.1 0.1 1.4 2.0 0.7 3.0 0.4
2016-17 27 20 27.0 0.8 2.3 3.1 1.8 0.1 0.9 1.6 0.6 2.9 0.2
2017-18 13 13 34.8 0.8 2.2 3.0 2.1 0.0 2.8 1.8 1.5 5.1 0.3
Total 98 82 26.3 1.0 2.0 3.0 1.9 0.0 1.4 1.6 0.9 3.0 0.3
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2014-15 28 19 629 26 34 60 48 0 32 30 1.1 63 7
2015-16 30 30 765 43 68 111 64 2 42 60 0.7 90 13
2016-17 27 20 730 22 62 84 49 2 24 43 0.6 79 6
2017-18 13 13 453 10 29 39 27 0 37 24 1.5 66 4
Total 98 82 2577 101 193 294 188 4 135 157 0.9 298 30
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2014-15 28 19 22.5 1.7 2.2 3.8 3.1 0.0 2.0 1.9 1.1 4.0 0.4
2015-16 30 30 25.5 2.2 3.6 5.8 3.3 0.1 2.2 3.1 0.7 4.7 0.7
2016-17 27 20 27.0 1.2 3.4 4.6 2.7 0.1 1.3 2.4 0.6 4.3 0.3
2017-18 13 13 34.8 0.9 2.6 3.4 2.4 0.0 3.3 2.1 1.5 5.8 0.4
Total 98 82 26.3 1.6 3.0 4.6 2.9 0.1 2.1 2.4 0.9 4.6 0.5
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 13 13 34.8 6.6-15.5 42.8 1.3-5.6 23.3 2.2-3.2 68.3 16.7
Conference 1 1 39.0 7.0-17.0 41.2 0.0-5.0 0.0 1.0-3.0 33.3 15.0
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 6 6 34.0 8.2-16.8 48.5 1.3-6.0 22.2 1.7-2.3 71.4 19.3
Away 5 5 37.0 5.6-15.2 36.8 1.0-5.2 19.2 3.2-4.8 66.7 15.4
Neutral 2 2 32.0 4.5-12.0 37.5 2.0-5.5 36.4 1.0-1.5 66.7 12.0
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Wins 7 7 34.4 6.0-14.4 41.6 1.1-5.6 20.5 2.7-3.9 70.4 15.9
Losses 6 6 35.3 7.3-16.7 44.0 1.5-5.7 26.5 1.5-2.3 64.3 17.7
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November 6 6 33.3 6.7-14.5 46.0 1.5-5.5 27.3 2.0-2.8 70.6 16.8
December 6 6 35.7 6.5-16.2 40.2 1.3-5.8 22.9 2.5-3.5 71.4 16.8
January 1 1 39.0 7.0-17.0 41.2 0.0-5.0 0.0 1.0-3.0 33.3 15.0
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 13 13 453 86-201 42.8 17-73 23.3 28-41 68.3 217
Conference 1 1 39 7-17 41.2 0-5 0.0 1-3 33.3 15
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 6 6 204 49-101 48.5 8-36 22.2 10-14 71.4 116
Away 5 5 185 28-76 36.8 5-26 19.2 16-24 66.7 77
Neutral 2 2 64 9-24 37.5 4-11 36.4 2-3 66.7 24
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Wins 7 7 241 42-101 41.6 8-39 20.5 19-27 70.4 111
Losses 6 6 212 44-100 44.0 9-34 26.5 9-14 64.3 106
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November 6 6 200 40-87 46.0 9-33 27.3 12-17 70.6 101
December 6 6 214 39-97 40.2 8-35 22.9 15-21 71.4 101
January 1 1 39 7-17 41.2 0-5 0.0 1-3 33.3 15
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 13 13 34.8 7.6-17.7 42.8 1.5-6.4 23.3 2.5-3.6 68.3 19.2
Conference 1 1 39.0 7.2-17.4 41.2 0.0-5.1 0.0 1.0-3.1 33.3 15.4
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 6 6 34.0 9.6-19.8 48.5 1.6-7.1 22.2 2.0-2.7 71.4 22.7
Away 5 5 37.0 6.1-16.4 36.8 1.1-5.6 19.2 3.5-5.2 66.7 16.6
Neutral 2 2 32.0 5.6-15.0 37.5 2.5-6.9 36.4 1.2-1.9 66.7 15.0
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Wins 7 7 34.4 7.0-16.8 41.6 1.3-6.5 20.5 3.2-4.5 70.4 18.4
Losses 6 6 35.3 8.3-18.9 44.0 1.7-6.4 26.5 1.7-2.6 64.3 20.0
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November 6 6 33.3 8.0-17.4 46.0 1.8-6.6 27.3 2.4-3.4 70.6 20.2
December 6 6 35.7 7.3-18.1 40.2 1.5-6.5 22.9 2.8-3.9 71.4 18.9
January 1 1 39.0 7.2-17.4 41.2 0.0-5.1 0.0 1.0-3.1 33.3 15.4
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 13 13 34.8 0.8 2.2 3.0 2.1 0.0 2.8 1.8 1.5 5.1 0.3
Conference 1 1 39.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 - 0.0 2.0 0.0 8.0 1.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 6 6 34.0 0.8 2.5 3.3 1.8 0.0 2.3 1.7 1.4 5.3 0.5
Away 5 5 37.0 0.8 2.0 2.8 2.2 0.0 3.4 1.6 2.1 5.0 0.2
Neutral 2 2 32.0 0.5 2.0 2.5 2.5 - 3.0 3.0 1.0 4.5 0.0
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Wins 7 7 34.4 1.0 2.3 3.3 2.3 0.0 2.4 1.7 1.4 5.0 0.6
Losses 6 6 35.3 0.5 2.2 2.7 1.8 0.0 3.3 2.0 1.7 5.2 0.0
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November 6 6 33.3 1.0 2.7 3.7 2.2 0.0 3.2 1.7 1.9 3.8 0.5
December 6 6 35.7 0.5 2.0 2.5 2.0 0.0 3.0 2.0 1.5 5.8 0.0
January 1 1 39.0 1.0 1.0 2.0 2.0 - 0.0 2.0 0.0 8.0 1.0
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 13 13 453 10 29 39 27 0 37 24 1.5 66 4
Conference 1 1 39 1 1 2 2 - 0 2 0.0 8 1
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 6 6 204 5 15 20 11 0 14 10 1.4 32 3
Away 5 5 185 4 10 14 11 0 17 8 2.1 25 1
Neutral 2 2 64 1 4 5 5 - 6 6 1.0 9 0
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Wins 7 7 241 7 16 23 16 0 17 12 1.4 35 4
Losses 6 6 212 3 13 16 11 0 20 12 1.7 31 0
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November 6 6 200 6 16 22 13 0 19 10 1.9 23 3
December 6 6 214 3 12 15 12 0 18 12 1.5 35 0
January 1 1 39 1 1 2 2 - 0 2 0.0 8 1
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 13 13 34.8 0.9 2.6 3.4 2.4 0.0 3.3 2.1 1.5 5.8 0.4
Conference 1 1 39.0 1.0 1.0 2.1 2.1 0.0 0.0 2.1 0.0 8.2 1.0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 6 6 34.0 1.0 2.9 3.9 2.2 0.0 2.7 2.0 1.4 6.3 0.6
Away 5 5 37.0 0.9 2.2 3.0 2.4 0.0 3.7 1.7 2.1 5.4 0.2
Neutral 2 2 32.0 0.6 2.5 3.1 3.1 0.0 3.8 3.8 1.0 5.6 0.0
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Wins 7 7 34.4 1.2 2.7 3.8 2.7 0.0 2.8 2.0 1.4 5.8 0.7
Losses 6 6 35.3 0.6 2.5 3.0 2.1 0.0 3.8 2.3 1.7 5.8 0.0
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November 6 6 33.3 1.2 3.2 4.4 2.6 0.0 3.8 2.0 1.9 4.6 0.6
December 6 6 35.7 0.6 2.2 2.8 2.2 0.0 3.4 2.2 1.5 6.5 0.0
January 1 1 39.0 1.0 1.0 2.1 2.1 0.0 0.0 2.1 0.0 8.2 1.0