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Ticha Penicheiro

Ticha Penicheiro (born September 18, 1974) is a basketball player in the North American women's league, the Women's National Basketball Association. She was born in Portugal. Penicheiro plays for the Sacramento Monarchs.

Penicheiro has played professional basketball since her young teens. She is a member of Portugal's national women's basketball team. In 1998, she joined the Monarchs as a rookie, finishing third in the rookie of the year award voting. She is a 4 time WNBA all star player. She has tied the WNBA's record with 16 assists in one game twice already. In 1999, she was selected as a WNBA first team player. This was also the year she set her WNBA high in points, with 27 against the Minnesota Lynx. In 2001, she was selected as a member of the WNBA's second team.

Penicheiro has a brother who plays professionally in the Portuguese basketball league and who, according to her, is a very good basketball player too.

She had, as of June 19, 2003, 1,027 career points in the WNBA; for an average of 6.8 per game, 1,121 assists; for a total of 7.5 per game, 615 rebounds; for a total of 4.1 per game, and 322 steals, for a total of 2.15 per game.