Tessa Pena
Tessa Pena


Apex, N.C.

High School:
Middle Creek

Last College:
Queens University of Charlotte

Height / Weight:
5-4 / 129



Marlins of Raleigh


UConn Remains In Fourth Place After Day Three Of Conference Championships

Huskies trail Louisville, SMU and Rutgers heading into the final day of the conference meet


UConn Diver Taryn Urbanus Wins The 3-Meter In Day One Of Conference Championships

The Huskies sit in second place after opening with 101 points


UConn Swimming and Diving Defeats Seton Hall, 174.5-116.5

Several Huskies win multiple races Sunday against the Pirates


UConn Wraps Up Competition In The Virginia Tech Invitational

Huskies finish fifth out of seven teams

At UConn: Competed in multiple events at the 2015 Conference Meet, including the 400-yard IM and 200-yard butterfly... Came to UConn with two years of eligibility remaining after transferring from Queens University... Was very good in the 400-yard IM event in her first season at Connecticut.

Achievements: Received All-American honors at the NCAA II Championships while at Queens University... Named MVP her freshman year at Queens... Was MVP two years in a row at Middle Creek High School... Captained the team her senior year.

Personal: Born Feb. 18, 1993... Daughter of Mike and Christa Pena... Has three sisters, Torie (18), Kendal (18) and Karsen (9)... Psychology Major.

Why UConn: "I wanted to make the transition to a bigger university. The team seemed really close and that sold me."