2012-13 (Freshman) Leytem appeared in 20 games off the bench during her freshman season ... She drilled two free throws and claimed two boards in the Jays’ 61-42 win over Southern Illinois on March 9 ... Tessa grabbed a career-high two steals in the Jays’ 98-71 win at Drake on Feb. 2 ... Leytem saw her most extensive time of the season, 12 minutes, in the Jays’ 69-50 win over Indiana State on Jan. 13 ... Tessa sank her only shot from deep for three points in the Jays’ 64-45 win over Illinois State on Jan. 11 ... Leytem was 1-for-1 for two points in Creighton’s 77-54 win at Houston on Dec. 8 ... Tessa nabbed two rebounds in five minutes against BYU on Nov. 28 ... Made her first appearance for Creighton in the Jays’ 69-48 loss to #12 Oklahoma on Nov. 10, hitting a three-pointer near the top of the key ... Tessa wore No. 2 as a freshman.
Wahlert Catholic High School Leytem earned a combined 12 letters as a Golden Eagle in basketball (four), cross country (four) and track (four) ... A four-year starter at Wahlert Catholic, Leytem closed her career with 937 points in 90 games, an average of 10.4 points per game ... As a senior she set the school single-season record with 408 points ... She earned First Team All-State recognition following the 2011-12 season, as well as first team all-conference and the Dubuque Area Player of the Year .... Leytem also excelled in the classroom, earning membership in the National Honor Society.
Flanery on Leytem “Tessa has length on the perimeter and she has done a nice job in workouts. She is a good athlete who can shoot it and put it on the floor a little bit.”