July 28, 2020

Tanaya Beacham Joins Buckeyes as Grad Transfer


COLUMBUS, Ohio – Ohio State head coach Kevin McGuff announced that Ohio native Tanaya Beacham has joined the program as a graduate transfer. Beacham played the last three seasons at Toledo and will have one year of eligibility remaining in 2020-21.

“Extremely excited to add Tanaya to the Buckeye family,” said McGuff. “Her talent, athleticism, and experience will be a great addition to the program.”

Beacham played 95 games over the last three seasons at Toledo after redshirting in 2016-17. She averaged career-highs of 10.8 points and 5.5 rebounds while leading the team in field goal percentage at 58.3 last year. Beacham also served as a team captain last season.

Prior to Toledo, the Ohio native played her first two high school seasons at Youngstown Ursuline before playing her junior and senior seasons at Toledo Rogers. She was a two-time All-Ohio honoree and led Rogers to the DII state title game in 2015.

Beacham was a member of the Toledo Dean’s List in the spring of 2020 and graduated with a degree in criminal justice.