Kierra Ware played four seasons at Tennessee State, playing in over 100 games. Ware stole a base on the final day of the season to enter the TSU career books in a tie for 10th.The Detroit, Mich. native graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor of science in Chemistry and has been accepted into the Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Ph.D program at the University of Cincinnati.
TSUTigers: Talk about your overall TSU experience.
A: I am glad to have the knowledge I have gained from my experiences at TSU.
TSUTigers: What do you love most about TSU?
A: The life-long friends I have met.
TSUTigers: What will you miss most about TSU?
A: Enjoying all the goofy, fun times I have had with my classmates and teammates on a daily basis.
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable moment in your sport at TSU?
A: Watching my teammates accomplish what many thought was unachievable.
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable non-sport moment at TSU?
A: Working in Dr. LaMonica Stewart's lab with her Ph.D/ medical students at Meharry Medical College.
TSUTigers: What are some accomplishments/ goals that you reached at TSU?
A: I made the softball team my freshman year, got into a Ph.D graduate program, and completed my undergraduate degree.
TSUTigers: Do you have a favorite TSU fan/supporter? If so, Who?
A: All of the parents of the girls on my team that came to many games. They always had supportive, encouraging things to say to me.
TSUTigers: What advice would you give to incoming freshman?
A: Never lose sight of why you are here especially during difficult times because that is when you will need the biggest reminder of why you chose to go to an institute of higher education.
TSUTigers: What was your most challenging class at TSU?
A: Organic Chemistry!!!!
TSUTigers: Wh was your favorite professor?
A: It is a tie between Dr. Joshua Moore, Dr. Margaret Whalen, Dr. Koen Vercruysse, and Dr. Clancy Smith.
TSUTigers: What organizations were you apart of outside of your sport?
A: MARC program and Honors College program.
TSUTigers: Who have been the most influential people to you at TSU?
A: My teammates and my close friends in the same major as me.
TSUTigers: What's next for you?
A: Graduate School at the University of Cincinnati.
TSUTigers: Once you are an alumnus, how will you stay connected with TSU?
A: I will continue to support TSU softball and attend alumni activities when I can.
TSUTigers: What do you know now that you didn't know coming in as a freshman?
A: College is a place where you may change a lot for the better as you learn about many different perspectives and take in multiple points of view. It is a bit scary and overwhelming at times seeing as most people are trying to find themselves but the process is worth the journey.
TSUTigers: What have you learned at TSU that you will keep with you for the rest of your life?
A: If you want something done, you have to do it for yourself. Be confident in who you are and what you know you can do and do not let anyone tell you otherwise.
TSUTigers: Is there anything else that you would like to say to the TSU family?
A: Go Big Blue!