My TSU Experience: Maxine Beard
Monday, July 9, 2018
My TSU Experience: Maxine Beard

Maxine Beard was a member of the women’s basketball team for four years. She finished her career leading the team in assists while ranking fourth in scoring. She ranked in the OVC’s top 15 in four categories:  4th in assists, 7th in minutes played, 9th in assist/turnover ratio and 14th in steals. The St. Louis, Mo. native started every game in her final season and posted a career-high 15 points against Morehead State.

Maxine graduated magna cum laude on May 5 with a bachelor of arts after earning a 3.6 GPA. She recently shared her experience with tsutigers.com

TSUTigers: Talk about your overall TSU experience.
A: My time here was great. Met a lot of great people and created awesome memories.

 

TSUTigers: What do you love most about TSU?
A: Family atmosphere

 

TSUTigers: What will you miss most about TSU?
A: Basketball

 

TSUTigers: What is your most memorable moment in your sport at TSU?
A: OVC Champs

 

TSUTigers: What is your most memorable non-sport moment at TSU?
A: Homecoming

 

TSUTigers: What are some accomplishments/goals that you reached at TSU?
A: Graduating, created a business, artwork shown in gallery on campus

 

TSUTigers: Do you have a favorite TSU fan/supporter? If so, who?
A: Scorer’s Table

 

TSUTigers: What advice would you give to incoming freshman?
A: Stay in the gym – go the extra mile

 

TSUTigers: What was your most challenging class at TSU?
A: Linear algebra and differential equations

 

TSUTigers: Who was your favorite professor?
A: Ms. Mocha

 

TSUTigers: What organizations were you a part of outside of your sport?
A: NSBE, Phi Kappa Phi

 

TSUTigers: Who have been the most influential people to you at TSU?
A: Coaches and Teammates

 

TSUTigers: What’s next for you?
A: Internship – Richland, WA

 

TSUTigers: Once you are an alumnus, how will you stay connected with TSU?
A: Support WBB and MBB

 

TSUTigers: What do you know now that you didn’t know coming in as a freshman?
A: The importance of hardwork

 

TSUTigers: What have you learned at TSU that you will keep with you for the rest of your life?
A: “No” is not a “Never”

 

TSUTigers: Is there anything else that you would like to say to the TSU family?
A: Thanks!

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