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My TSU Experience: Chaed Wellian
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
My TSU Experience: Chaed Wellian

Chaed Wellian played basketball at Tennessee State from 2012-2014, appearing in 34 contests. Last season as a senior, Wellian led the team in field goal shooting (.569) and three-point shooting (.414). Wellian graduated from TSU this past May with a Bachelor’s in Health Sciences. He recently signed a contract with the Svendborg Rabbits of the Denmark League and sat down with to talk about his TSU Experience.

TSUTigers: Talk about your overall TSU experience.

A:  I had a great time at TSU on and off the court. I love the school and people around the school. There’s just a great atmosphere around the school, and I wish that I could have spent all my 4 years at TSU.

TSUTigers: What do you love most about TSU?

A:  My basketball family and the support from the students and staff members.

TSUTigers: What will you miss most about TSU?

A:  Playing basketball for the school. It’s just an indescribable feeling you have when you put on that blue and white uniform.

TSUTigers: What is your most memorable basketball moment at TSU?

A:  Witnessing my teammate Patrick Miller making the game-winner against Morehead State at the end of last season was pretty special.

TSUTigers: What is your most memorable non-basketball moment at TSU?

A: When we had a big tailgate for the kids to meet the team and we signed autographs. I remember we played football after the tailgate with the coaches

TSUTigers: How do you feel social networking played a role in this season?

 A: It played a big role; it helped getting students/supporters to our games

TSUTigers: Do you have a favorite TSU fan/supporter? If so, who?

A: Dr. Hamido

TSUTigers: What advice would you give to incoming freshman?

A:  Work hard every day in practice and don’t fall behind in class while being an athlete

TSUTigers: What was your most challenging class at TSU?

A:  Kinesiology

TSUTigers: Who was your favorite professor?

A:  Dr. Sanford

TSUTigers: What organizations were you a part of outside of basketball?

 A:  International Student Organization

TSUTigers: Who have been the most influential people to you at TSU?

A: Coach Hamilton, and former coaches Ben Betts, Jason Slay and Miguel Brady

TSUTigers: What’s next for you?

Playing Professional Basketball in Denmark for the Svendborg Rabbits

TSUTigers: Once you are an alumnus, how will you stay connected with TSU?

A:  Staying in touch with old players and coaches

TSUTigers: What do you know now that you didn’t know coming in as a freshman?

A:  That it’s like a full-time job to be a student-athlete

TSUTigers: What have you learned at TSU that you will keep with you for the rest of your life?

A:  How to be independent and that networking is very important

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

A:  Thank you for the great opportunity and support