University of Miami (THE U), Tennis
What school did you attend and what made you decide to go there? I went to the University of Miami because of their great tennis tradition and because of their reputation in athletics. The weather and the beautiful campus was also a factor in my decision.But most important to me was the fact that it was cose to my home country, Jamaica.
Mentee: Allysia Rohler, St. Michaels
Memorable Sports Moment: For myself:Winning the deciding match for my team in the finals of the Big East Championships.For sports in general: Usain Bolt smashing the world record at the Olympics.
Hobbies: Yoga, biathalons, writing articles for tennis magazines & reading.
Favorite Book: Anything written by Paulo Coehlo.
Why you’re involved in UWG: I wanted the opportunity to help another young athlete in their quest of conquering the role of the student-athlete. I feel I missed out on a lot because I did not have a mentor guiding me. I wish I had access to the knowledge we are trying to share to our mentees through our events and a support group other than my parents looking out for me.
Who’s been the most influential person in your life? Definitely my father. It is because of him that I started playing tennis.He shared his love of sports with me and all the benefits that can result from being an athlete.
What’s your favorite movie? Tough one but if I had to choose one it would be “Primal Fear.”I definitely love dramatic movies with a twist.
What’s the hardest life lesson you have had to learn? The hardest lesson I have learned is that sometimes your dreams do not come true and that you have to go to Plan B. But you better be sure that you have a good Plan B or else you have a lot of catching up to do in life.
Where do you see yourself in 5 yrs? First off I would like to be happily married with at least one child but it would be nice to be the senior director of player relations on the WTA or ATP Tour or an executive director at the USTA. You got to dream big! My dad taught me that as well.
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