David Jones competed in the sprints for Tennessee State men’s track and field over the last two seasons. Throughout his time in Nashville, Jones excelled on the track and in the classroom. He won a gold medal with the 4x100m relay team at the 2018 OVC Outdoor Championship as a senior after helping the team take the bronze in the same event the year before. This season, he set personal records in the 60m and 100m. For his work in the classroom, Jones earned a spot on the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll. David graduated from TSU with a bachelor’s degree on May 5. He shared his experience with tsutigers.com.
TSUTigers: Talk about your overall TSU experience.
A: My experience at TSU has been a good one. I’ve grown a lot as a person and I am proud of who I’ve become.
TSUTigers: What do you love most about TSU?
A: I love the culture. There’s a sense of brother and sisterhood that you wouldn’t find at a lot of other schools.
TSUTigers: What will you miss most about TSU?
A: My teammates
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable moment in your sport at TSU?
A: Spring break trip
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable non-sport moment at TSU?
A: Tiger Fest
TSUTigers: What are some accomplishments/goals that you reached at TSU?
A: Honor Roll
TSUTigers: Do you have a favorite TSU fan/supporter? If so, who?
A: Yes, My siblings
TSUTigers: What advice would you give to incoming freshman?
A: There’s a time to party and a time to get work done
TSUTigers: What was your most challenging class at TSU?
A: Physiology of exercise
TSUTigers: Who was your favorite professor?
A: Dr. Dixion
TSUTigers: What organizations were you a part of outside of your sport?
TSUTigers: Who have been the most influential people to you at TSU?
A: Dr. Hamidol
TSUTigers: What’s next for you?
A: Certified personal training
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: How to create connections
TSUTigers: What have you learned at TSU that you will keep with you for the rest of your life?
A: The friendships I’ve built
TSUTigers: Is there anything else that you would like to say to the TSU family?
A: Continue to grow and prosper