The Tehmeena Shrine

For those who are not aware, Tehmeena has become a successful business person. As the CEO/Founder of the mixtape site, the rapper/model/graphic designer has been able to showcase her many talents to a wide audience. Here is a picture of Tehmeena receiving the Southern ENT Mixtape Website of the Year Award for 2006.

Now, to the more familiar Tehmeena - THE SOFTBALL PLAYER

Tehmeena Afzal 2004

2000 - GAMES 22, INNS 138.1, K's 224

1999 - GAMES 24, INNS 132.0, K's 229

     Tehmeena Afzal was a star for Van Buren from 1997-2000. She started as a freshman at shortstop and was the back up pitcher behind Valerie Steen on the 1997 27-5 city finalist team. She became the starting pitcher the next season, leading the young Vee Bees to a 22-9 record (14-0 in Q III) and an appearance in the quarterfinals. The 1998 team was 24-9, but a bad week during whih the club dropped three important league games caused the club to miss the playoffs with a 10-4 Q III mark. Tehmeena focused all that frustration into the 2000 season, leading the team to an incredible 33-1 record (14-0 in Q III). The Vee Bees lost to Port Richmond in the city final 1-0 in eight innings. At that game she was recognized for her outstanding achievement with the Pegasus Award.
    In 2001 Tehmeena begins her career with the Lady Bears of the New York Institute of Technology.

   In 2002, Tehmeena appeared 16 times on the mound for the Lady Bears. She posted a record of 6-8 woth an ERA of 3.51. She struck out 37 batters in 95 innings.  She batted .170 and played mostly shortstop when not pitching. New York Tech finished third in the NYCAC with a record of 15-7-0. The team's overall record was 22-27-2.
   In 2003, Tehmeena switched from pitcher/shortstop to first base. She as joined at NYIT by Van Buren battery mate Annabelle Rodriguez, who transferred from Oneonta. The Lady Bears struggled terribly, finishing second to last in the NYCAC with a 3-21 record, 6-38 overall. Tehmeena batted .111 in 38 games (37 as a starter). Hopefully the team will have better luck next year!
    In 2004 Tehmeena was able to return to the mound. She was 1-4 with a 6.20 ERA. Her final win as a pitcher was a 17-0 victory over Mercy College on April 8th in Dobbs Ferry, NY.  At the plate she hit .154 in 19 games for the Bears. NYIT was a disappointing 12-26, 10-14 in the NYCAC (9th place).
    After the season Tehmeena married her long-time sweetheart, Ernest, and in early 2005 she gave birth to a son, Jaiden Blake. Thank you, Tehmeena, for eight years of enjoyable softball!