Athletics with Kobe

Segment #8 from Tusculum University


┬áLet’s meet Kobe, a senior majoring in Sport Management who is on track to earn his degree in only three years. He is also a member of the men’s basketball team. Tusculum University is a member of the South Atlantic Conference. The Pioneers have achieved considerable success on the field and on the court. Now, Kobe, the ball’s in your court. Take it away.

– Thanks, Alex. Hey everyone. It has always been a dream of mine to play basketball at the collegiate level. Choosing a school was very challenging for me because I wasn’t able to visit any schools and meet any coaches face-to-face, but when I was introduced to the coaches and administrative team here at Tusculum, I immediately felt at home. I came into my freshman year as a walk-on, and I had a fear of not fitting in with the team, but every teammate and every coach brought me in and made me feel like family. I played in multiple games my freshman year and even went four for four from the three point line to seal a win in my first college game. Not only does our basketball program treat us like family, every athletic program supports their student athletes. We aren’t just prepared for the upcoming games and season, but for the rest of our lives. We win games, but we also study hard and prioritize our education. Athletics is a huge part of Tusculum University and the way that every program stands beside their players each step of the way helps all of us to succeed. Every sporting event is filled with the joy and pride of the fan of the Pioneers. You will see alumni, fellow students, and community members in the stands. Everyone is all in to support our team in every game, that fuels us to win. I’ve learned discipline, teamwork, leadership, adaptability, and the importance of serving my community. My next steps consist of using this knowledge to grow and expand within the sports management industry, but home will always be here with the Tusculum University Pioneers. That’s all from me, Alex. It’s back in your court.

– That was a winner, Kobe. Great memory from your first game as a Pioneer. Here’s an important fact, many Tusculum student athletes perform better academically during their playing seasons. The Pioneers are honored to have 138 All-Americans and 73 academic All-Americans in their history. Go Pioneers, and Kobe, that was an amazing shot.

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