I'mani Davis was a four-year starter for the Tennessee State women's basketball team. She finished her senior season as the leading scorer and rebounder for the Lady Tigers with 11.0 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. She led the team in steals and ranked third in the OVC in takeaways. The Tulsa, Okla. native finished her career ranked 13th among TSU's all-time leading scorers with 1,133 total points and has the distinction of being the only TSU student-athlete to win an OVC Championship in two different sports in the same year. The Lady Tigers won the 2015 OVC Tournament Championship before she earned gold in the high-jump to help the Tigerbelles claim the 2015 Outdoor Track and Field Championship.
I'mani graduated from TSU on May 6 with a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Science while earning a 3.2 GPA. She recently shared her experience with tsutigers.com.
TSUTigers: Talk about your overall TSU experience.
A: I had a great experience and met a lot of great people.
TSUTigers: What do you love most about TSU?
A: The people and students.
TSUTigers: What will you miss most about TSU?
A: I will miss my teammates, coaches, and playing in Gentry.
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable moment in your sport at TSU?
A: Winning a Championship.
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable non-sport moment at TSU?
A: Graduating and attending homecoming.
TSUTigers: What are some accomplishments/goals that you reached at TSU?
A: Making the Dean’s List multiple times, only person to win a championship in multiple sports in same year.
TSUTigers: Do you have a favorite TSU fan/supporter? If so, who?
A: There are a lot of favorites but Mr. Frank has been a fan all four years and is very uplifting.
TSUTigers: What advice would you give to incoming freshman?
A: Get out and connect with a lot of people.
TSUTigers: What was your most challenging class at TSU?
A: Contract Design
TSUTigers: Who was your favorite professor?
A: Professor Matthews
TSUTigers: Who has been the most influential person to you at TSU?
A: Rachel Allen
TSUTigers: What’s next for you?
A: Playing basketball professionally overseas
TSUTigers: Once you are an alumnus, how will you stay connected with TSU?
A: Social media and come to basketball games.
TSU Tigers: What have you learned at TSU that you will keep with you for the rest of your life?
A: How to network.
TSUTigers: Is there anything else that you would like to say to the TSU family?
A: I love y’all ALWAYS!!!