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"Taking Charge of Monday Night" - Tennessee State Edition
Thursday, December 29, 2011

Taking Charge of Monday Night is a weekly feature on the women's basketball teams in the OVC. In the second installment the OVC is featuring Tennessee State. Watch the video about head coach Tracee Wells and read about junior forward Simone' Hopes

Be sure to check the OVC out on twitter and Facebook later this afternoon for a chance to win an OVC t-shirt and two tickets to the 2012 OVC Women's Basketball Championship. A question will be posted later today and the answer can be found in the video about Coach Wells. Send your guesses to [email protected] with the subject line "Trivia Contest" We will select a winner on later week.

Tennessee State's game with Austin Peay tonight will also be offered for free on OVCSports.TV. Click here for more information.

Get to know head coach Tracee Wells


Get to know Tennessee State's Simone' Hopes

Simone' is a junior forward from Houston, Texas. She has played in every game this year for the Lady Tigers. We asked Simone a few questions and below are her answers. 





How did you choose your school?

"I chose my school by coming on a visit, seeing what the program had to offer, what the school in general had to offer, the graduation rates and how well the team I and took to each other" 


Who is your idol and why?
"My idol is Oprah Winfrey because she is a well-educated African American woman who graduated from Tennessee State. She gives back and helps many different people and she remains humble throughout it all."


Who is your celebrity crush?
"My celebrity crush is Usher Raymond."


If you could have dinner with any three people, who would they be and why?
"If I could have dinner with three people it would consist of; Obama, because he has made significant strides in today's society and history as well.  Michael Jordan, because he is a very talented basketball player who has been out of the league a very long time but is still making a great income. I would love to sit with him and not just talk about the game of basketball but business endeavors also. Last, it would be Ciara. She is a very talented singer and dancer and I like her music and look up to her as an artist."


What professor do you enjoy the most? What class is it and why?
"My favorite professor is my Analytical Chemistry professor, Dr. Duello. Not only is he a great teacher, he always makes learning new material exciting. Being a Chemistry-BioChem major, its teachers like him that ensure you love your major!"


What is your favorite OVC campus to play at (besides your own) and why?
"Austin Peay is my favorite because the atmosphere. That is a rival school, we share the same common area so it's like a battle for the top spot!"