Sam Gatlin was a member of the men’s golf team for four years. Gatlin twice carded a 69 at the Big Blue Intercollegiate, once as a freshman, then again as a senior. Sam’s best finish came at the BBI in his first year with the Tigers when he placed 4th after shooting a 3-under, 213.Gatlin graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and plans to move to Jacksonville, Fla., for a position in his field of study. Sam shared his experience with tsutigers.com.
TSUTigers: Talk about your overall TSU experience.
A: I have had a great experience at TSU – full of great memories.
TSUTigers: What do you love most about TSU?
A: The friendliness of students and faculty.
TSUTigers: What will you miss most about TSU?
A: I’ll miss my teammates.
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable moment in your sport at TSU?
A: The 2016 PGA Minority Championship
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable non-sport moment at TSU?
A: All of the time spent with my teammates.
TSUTigers: What are some accomplishments/goals that you reached at TSU?
A: Winning a tournament as a team.
TSUTigers: Do you have a favorite TSU fan/supporter? If so, who?
A: My dad.
TSUTigers: What advice would you give to incoming freshman?
A: Be open minded.
TSUTigers: What was your most challenging class at TSU?
TSUTigers: Who was your favorite professor?
A: Dr. Unni
TSUTigers: Who have been the most influential people to you at TSU?
A: Dr. Lukosius and Parrish McGrath
TSUTigers: What’s next for you?
A: I’ll be moving to Florida.
TSUTigers: Once you are an alumnus, how will you stay connected with TSU?
TSUTigers: What do you know now that you didn’t know coming in as a freshman?
A: I’ve learned business strategies.
TSUTigers: What have you learned at TSU that you will keep with you for the rest of your life?
A: Failure to plan is a plan to fail.
TSUTigers: Is there anything else that you would like to say to the TSU family?
A: Thank you for all of the support throughout my four years. I’ll always cherish my time at TSU.