Pragati Natraj closed out her senior season as the doubles victories leader of the women’s tennis team. Throughout her four years in blue and white, Natraj either led or was runner-up in singles wins, finishing her career with 58. She received three-straight Medal of Honor awards for maintaining a 4.0. Natraj and earned her bachelor's of science degree in psychology while minoring in philosophy. She will continue her education at TSU. She shared her college experience with tsutigers.com.
TSUTigers: Talk about your overall TSU experience.
A: It was nothing less than wonderful! The athletics staff and professors were very helpful.
TSUTigers: What do you love most about TSU?
A: The warm and friendly professors and people.
TSUTigers: What will you miss most about TSU?
A: My athletic and academic advisors.
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable moment in your sport at TSU?
A: Winning the HBCU tournament with my teammates in 2017
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable non-sport moment at TSU?
A: Attending the conference at North Carolina with the Honors College.
TSUTigers: What are some accomplishments/goals that you reached at TSU?
A: Went 8-1 in the OVC my junior year and winning HBCU singles in 2017 and doubles 2015-2017
TSUTigers: Do you have a favorite TSU fan/supporter? If so, who?
A: All of my teammates and a few professors.
TSUTigers: What advice would you give to incoming freshman?
A: It’s all about TIME MANAGEMENT!!
TSUTigers: What was your most challenging class at TSU?
A: Psychology Research Methods
TSUTigers: Who was your favorite professor?
A: Dr. Tyrone Miller
TSUTigers: What organizations were you a part of outside of your sport?
A: Honors College, Women’s Center and the Alumni Association
TSUTigers: Who have been the most influential people to you at TSU?
A: Mr. Jeremy Perry
TSUTigers: What’s next for you?
A: Graduate school at TSU
TSUTigers: Once you are an alumna, how will you stay connected with TSU?
A: Visit as much as I can if possible.
TSUTigers: What do you know now that you didn’t know coming in as a freshman?
A: I didn’t know I would be under a time crunch. Balancing school and tennis was not easy, at first.
TSUTigers: What have you learned at TSU that you will keep with you for the rest of your life?
A: I have learned leadership skills.
TSUTigers: Is there anything else that you would like to say to the TSU family?
A: I love my TSU family and am honored to be a TSU Tiger!