Emma Colegrove played softball four seasons at Tennessee State, competing in over 100 games. The recent graduate highlighted her career with her first home run at Belmont on April 10. The Waterford, Mich. product posted a career best .306 batting average during her senior campaign.Colegrove graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration and Planning, and will begin an Internship at Vanderbilt Medical Center this summer. Emma shared her experience with tsitigers.com.
Talk about your overall experience:
My overall college experience was life-changing. From moving states, playing Division I softball, completing several internships, I have made myself better.
What do you love most about TSU?
I love my teammates the most.
What will you miss the most?
Having the opportunity to play softball again.
What is your most memorable memory?
Coming back and beating Sanford after being almost run-ruled.
What is your most memorable non-sport moment?
When my team and I went sledding on a snow day.
What are some accomplishments?
I accomplished maintaining a high GPA, completing internships, and being captain of my team.
Do you have a favorite TSU fan?
John from Pig and Pie. He is the loudest and most supportive fan on and off the field.
What advice would you give to incoming freshman?
Don't blink. You may be in the slumps now, but it will be over before you know it.
What was your most challenging class at TSU?
My Saturday healthcare administration class, mostly because it was on Saturday.
Who was your favorite professor?
Dr. Briggs and Ms. Burrell.
What organizations were you a part of outside of your sport?
What is next for you?
Starting my career at Optum.
Once you are an alumna, how will you stay connected?
I will continue to support my teammates when they play and coming to alumni events.
What do you know now that you didn't know coming in as a freshman?
That softball does not define me, but it made me.
What have you learned at TSU that you will keep with you for the rest of your life?
Things will not always be easy. Things will not go your way often. But remaining resilient and faithful will take you everywhere.