Why do you participate in athletics?
Most people would say it's to be a part of a team. I agree, however I do it mostly for me. It keeps me grounded and motivates me to get good grades. It's really stress relieving to know that for two or three hours per day, the only thing that is on my mind is perfecting my craft on the court. Oh, and I love to travel to away games and get free meals while on the road! LOL!
What is your favorite thing about Clarke's campus?
I love how the buildings are connected! I live in Mary Frances Hall and I can just go downstairs and bam—there's all the workout facilities, the campus store, the student activities center, and it is the perfect hangout spot.
Does the basketball team have any rituals?
In the locker room about 10 minutes before game time we get in a circle hold hands and say what we want to do in the game like: intensity, rebound, consistency, work hard, etc, and we try to the best of our ability to do those things we said so in the end we come out with a victory. Then we say the Lord's Prayer before every game. When it’s time for them to introduce the starting five, get hyped up and yell "C U on 2.. 1...2 C U!"
How do you juggle athletics and class work?
I have a planner and I use it VERY WELL. I plan my day from the time I wake up for practice to the time I go to bed at night. I make sure I incorporate practice time, workout time (when I have to lift and shoot), class time, and study time. Most people set alarms to remind them to start something. I use my alarm to notify me when study time is over so I can stay on schedule. While I'm on the road for away games, I do homework and study on the bus as much as I can.
Besides athletics, how else are you involved on campus?
I am the secretary of Clarke's student government and the founder of a brand new campus organization called B.L.A.C.K Student Union (BSU). B.L.A.C.K stands for Building Love Amongst different Cultures for Knowledge. On top of that, I am a resident advisor, I work at the front desk in the Kehl Athletic Center and I will also be playing softball this year.