Battle helped guide UALR to the semifinals of the conference for the 13th time in 14 years, and started 30 of 31 games in 2019-20, averaging 13.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists. | Graphic courtesy UTEP
Two-time All-Sun Belt Conference honoree Teal Battle (UALR) will join the UTEP women’s basketball team as a grad transfer, head coach Kevin Baker announced Tuesday.
“Teal got our attention this year as she was one of the top players in the Sun Belt Conference. At UALR, Teal improved every season and grew in to one of the conference’s best,” Head Coach Kevin Baker shared.
“She has the ability to play with her back to the basket, shoot the mid-range jumper, and she is great on the offensive glass. Teal will give our team a solid threat to score in the interior. Defensively, Teal can guard multiple positions because of her athletic ability. Finally, being a graduate transfer, she will bring a level of maturity and leadership to our program.”
Battle will have one year of eligibility for the Miners.
Teal Battle | 6-1, Forward | Grad | Millington, Tn.
2021 Sun Belt Conference All-Tournament Team
2021 All-Sun Belt Second Team
2020 All-Sun Belt Third Team
Battle is a four-year letter winner, including two as a starter, for UALR who earned All-Sun Belt Team honors as both a junior and senior; as well as a third-team member in 2020 and a second-team honoree in 2021. She also landed on the 2021 SBC All-Tournament team and was also a two-time SBC champion.
She averaged 8.8 points, 3.4 rebounds and 22.8 minutes over her four years, shot 43.9 percent from the field (318-724), including 26.6 percent (21-79) on 3-pointers and 72.8 percent at the charity stripe (260-357)
Battle helped guide UALR to the semifinals of the conference for the 13th time in 14 years, and started 30 of 31 games in 2019-20, averaging 13.6 points, 5.7 rebounds and 1.0 assists. She was second in the SBC and 32nd nationally for free throws made (134) and attempted (186) and had a pair of double-doubles on the year.
Prior to UALR, Battle played basketball for both White Station HS and Olive Branch HS, where she led Olive Branch to state runner-up as both a freshman and sophomore.
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