Maddison Clark played four seasons at Tennessee State, competing in over 135 games. She finished 11th all-time in TSU history for hit by pitches and tallied two homeruns during her career. The Lyles, Tenn. native graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science and will start as a design consultant with a furniture company in Nashville. Maddison shared her experience with tsutigers.com.
TSUTigers: Talk about your overall TSU experience.
A: I was extremely fortunate for the opportunity to play D1 softball in such an amazing city. I made lifelong friendships with girls from all over the country. I owe that all to being an athlete at TSU.
TSUTigers: What do you love most about TSU?
A: The band
TSUTigers: What will you miss most about TSU?
A: Living in Ford with my teammates/best friends.
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable moment in your sport at TSU?
A: Diving head first into a fence to catch a fly ball against UT Martin. I cut my face and have a faint scar.
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable non-sport moment at TSU?
A: Watching the eclipse on the football field
TSUTigers: What are some accomplishments/goals that you reached at TSU?
A: I always wanted to study abroad. I had the amazing opportunity to study architecture and design in Barcelona with my favorite professor.
TSUTigers: Do you have a favorite TSU fan/supporter? If so, who?
A: BJ (Coach Kern’s son)
TSUTigers: What was your most challenging class at TSU?
A: Applied Marketing Research
TSUTigers: Who was your favorite professor?
A: Professor Ballard de Ruiz
TSUTigers: Who have been the most influential people to you at TSU?
A: Coach Tyler Sadler
TSUTigers: What’s next for you?
A: I plan to live in Nashville and work in interior design.
TSUTigers: What have you learned at TSU that you will keep with you for the rest of your life?
A: Everything happens for a reason.