Tenille Funches
Tenille  Funches


Chicago, Ill.

High School:
King College Prep




  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • NACGC/W Scholastic All-American (2015)

AS A SENIOR (2017)

Competed in all but one meet as a senior, primarily on uneven bars and balance beam … earned a season-high 9.850 on vault at Minnesota and a season-best 9.850 on uneven bars against Denver and at the NCAA Regional in Champaign … also posted a season-best 9.850 on balance beam at the NCAA Regional … tied for third with a 9.825 on uneven bars against West Virginia and posted a team-high 9.800 on balance beam at Denver.

AS A JUNIOR (2016)

Competed in 10 meets as a junior … tallied a 9.825 on uneven bars against Minnesota … posted a 9.800 on uneven bars and floor exercise in tri-meet with Eastern Michigan and Pittsburgh … earned a team-best 9.800 on balance beam in tri-meet at West Virginia with Bowling Green … posted a 9.800 on balance beam and floor exercise at the Big Ten Five-Team meet.


Competed in 12 meets in the all-around … posted a first-place finish with a 38.150 in the all-around at Pittsburgh … tied for third with a 9.800 on vault and took third with a 9.750 on floor exercise against the  Panthers … tied for third with a 9.850 on vault in tri-meet against Michigan and West Virginia … took second place in the all-around with a 38.600 against Iowa … also tied for first with a 9.875 on vault and tied for second with a 9.825 on balance beam against Iowa … tied for second with a 9.825 on vault and earned a third-place finish with a 39.000 in the all-around at Minnesota … posted a season-best 39.150 to finish second in the all-around at Bowling Green … won balance beam with a 9.875 and tied for third with a 9.775 on uneven bars at Bowling Green … took the vault title with a 9.875 against Rutgers … tied for third with a 9.825 on uneven bars at Penn State … posted a 39.075 for a second-place finish in the all-around against Boise State … tied for second with a 9.825 on uneven bars in tri-meet at Denver with Air Force … posted a 39.100 in the all-around at the NCAA Columbus Regional.


Competed in the final 11 meets, eight in the all-around … finished third in the all-around three times … tied for third with a 9.825 on vault against Penn State and at West Virginia … tied for the event title with a 9.800 on uneven bars and finished second with a career-high 9.900 on vault against Ball State … tied her career on vault a week later to tie for the event title at the Michigan State Quad … set a career-high 9.850 on floor exercise against Ball State.


A three-time Junior Olympic National qualifier and a two-time Region 5 all-around champion … trained at United Gymnastics Academy … finished second on bars and fourth on vault and beam at regionals before going on to place eighth on vault and 10th all-around at the national championship … placed fifth on vault and fourth all-around at nationals, earning a spot on the Junior Olympic national team in 2011 … a member of the Region 5 all-star team twice.


Daughter of Thanika Curney and Eddie Funches … has a brother, Alex, and a sister, Keira.