Jaime Cooper played four seasons with the Tennessee State volleyball team. As a senior, she played in 28 games and started 13 times. The Nashville, Tenn. native recorded 191 total digs (1.79 per set) while tallying 12 aces and 11 assists for the year. She posted a season-high 13 digs at Cincinnati (9/20) and tallied 10 or more digs in seven matches. She holds a 3.5 GPA and will graduate in May 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts. She shared her TSU Experience with TSUTigers.com.
TSUTigers: Talk about your overall TSU experience.
A: My overall experience was a great one! I met a lot of people and did well on the volleyball court as well as in the class room. I enjoyed becoming part of the big blue family!
TSUTigers: What do you love most about TSU?
A: I love most about TSU is that everyone is a family there and we all support each other.
TSUTigers: What will you miss most about TSU?
A: What I will miss the most is seeing my teammates everyday! I will also miss fried chicken and courtyard Wednesday.
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable volleyball moment at TSU?
A: The most memorable volleyball moment was when we knew for sure that we were going to make it into the OVC tournament.
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable non-volleyball moment at TSU?
A: The most memorable non-volleyball moment was when I took a study abroad trip to Magdeburg, Germany and Berlin Germany.
TSUTigers: What advice would you give to incoming freshman?
A: My best advice is to take everything serious and work hard for what you have because four years will go by in a blink of an eye! I would also say, grades are also important to maintain and if they need help in any subject be sure to get help! You’re a student first, then an athlete.
TSUTigers: What was your most challenging class at TSU?
A: The most challenging classes I had at TSU were when I took Microbiology & Physiology and Pathophysiology.
TSUTigers: Who was your favorite professor?
A: My favorite professors are Dr. Deborah Burris-Kitchen and Attorney Robert Smith.
TSUTigers: Who have been the most influential people to you at TSU?
A: The most influential person has been Dr. Johnnie Smith. She helps with keeping you on track to graduate and she works hard on making sure athletes get the opportunity to explore different cultures by having a study abroad program.
TSUTigers: What’s next for you?
A: The next step for me is to find a job in the criminal justice system.
TSUTigers: Once you are an alumnus, how will you stay connected with TSU?
A: I will stay connected with TSU by coming back to the homecoming games and staying connected with my teammates.
TSUTigers: What have you learned at TSU that you will keep with you for the rest of your life?
A: The thing I learned at TSU is how to be diverse, meet people from all over and establish friendships.
TSUTigers: Is there anything else that you would like to say to the TSU family?
A: I would like to say that I enjoyed all the support and would like to say that I will miss you!