Tiana Mangakahia

by MKhanal 28 Feb,2021
Tiana Mangakahia
Body Stats
Height 5 Feet 6 Inch
Personal Info
Facts
  • Birth Name Tiana Cynthia Mangakahia
  • Birth Place Meadowbrook, Queensland
  • Father Maori Mangakahia
  • Mother Cynthia Mangakahia
  • Nationality Australian
  • Profession Baskbetball Player
  • University attended Syracuse Univresity
  • Boyfriend Triston Jackson

Tiana Mangakahia is a rising Australian basketball player who has been playing in the United States with the Syracuse University basketball team. In 2013, Tiana was part of the FIBA U-19 World Championship bronze medal-winning team. Also, In 2012, she was part of the FIBA U-18 Oceania Championship Gold Medal winning team. 

Tiana Mangakahia was born Tiana Cynthia Mangakahia on April 21, 1995, in Meadowbrook, Queensland. She is among the six children born to Maori Mangakahia and his wife, Cynthia. She grew up with five brothers, four older and one younger. Tiana stands five feet and six inches tall and weighs over 60 kgs. 

Tiana Mangakahia's Basketball Career

Tiana started playing basketball from her High School days. She started training at the Australian Institute of Sports, and shortly after that, She signed in her home state with the Townsville Fire. Mangakahia got recognized by the Australian National team and was part of several international events winning teams. 

After graduating from High School in her Home country, Tiana applied for the Syracuse University. She got accepted into the University and started playing with its basketball team. In the 2018/19 season, the Australian player averaged 16.9 points, 8.4 assists, and 4.9 rebounds while leading the Orange to a 25–9 record in the NCCA Tournament. She earned All-ACC honors and All-America honorable mention. At the end of the season, Mangakahia broke the school's career record for assists and joined its 1,000-point club. 

In June 2019, Tiana was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma. So, she took a break from her University and her team. After the surgery, she was declared cancer-free and was cleared to return to practice in late February 2020. Mangakahia finished with 16 points, seven rebounds, and three assists in 36 minutes in her return games in March 2020. 

Tiana Mangakahia's Earnings and Net Worth

Tiana is very much early in her career. She is yet to finished college. She shall be earning millions in the days to come. University pays their athlete a small amount that helps them spend on regular expenses as per sources. Tiana is rated among the highest WNBA players and shall be drafted by a franchise with a massive salary in the upcoming years. 

Relationship Status of Tiana Mangakahia (Affair and Boyfriend)

Tiana is involved in a romantic relationship with her longtime boyfriend, Triston Jackson. The love birds have been dating each other for more than three years. They first met each other at the Syracuse University. Both of them are very much supportive of each other and very much open about their relationship status. 

Tiana with her boyfriend, Triston SOURCE: Syracuse

When Tiana was going through all the hardship of cancer, Triston stood by her and took care of her. Jackson is an American football wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams. He played with the Syracuse University American football team. In 2020, Los Angeles Rams signed him as an undrafted free agent. 

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