Arijana Anderson was a member of the Tennessee State volleyball team for four years. The OVC Commissioner's Honor Roll recipient was named to the 2014 All-OVC Preseason team after earning OVC All-Newcomer accolades in 2013. A native of Muncie, Ind., Anderson graduated from TSU in May with a bachelor's degree in Mass Communications.
She shared her experience with TSUTigers.com.
TSUTigers: Talk about your overall TSU experience.
A: I have grown into a better woman and stronger person. I don’t think I would have grown as much at a different university. I have met so many wonderful people in my time here.
TSUTigers: What do you love most about TSU?
A: The school spirit. Every person here has so much pride in being a student.
TSUTigers: What will you miss most about TSU?
A: The love and support from my peers during games.
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable moment in your sport at TSU?
A: Tearing my ACL and recovering. This process was hard and painful but with God I came back better than ever.
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable non-sport moment at TSU?
A: I have too many to write and admit to.
TSUTigers: What are some accomplishments/goals that you reached at TSU?
A: Getting baptized and rededicating my life to Christ, joining Alpha Kappa Psi, becoming a member of Bethel World Outreach Church, finding my purpose.
TSUTigers: Do you have a favorite TSU fan/supporter? If so, who?
A: I love any and everybody that came out to support.
TSUTigers: What advice would you give to incoming freshman?
A: Stay true to God and find yourself.
TSUTigers: What was your most challenging class at TSU?
A: Radio News and Senior Project
TSUTigers: Who was your favorite professor?
A: Dr. Terry Likes, Dr. Kimberly Johnson and Professor Heidi Williams
TSUTigers: What organizations were you a part of outside of your sport?
A: Alpha Kappa Psi and Every Nation Campus Ministry
TSUTigers: Who have been the most influential people to you at TSU?
A: Too many to list.
TSUTigers: What’s next for you?
A: Becoming a fellow at Project Transformation.
TSUTigers: Once you are an alumnus, how will you stay connected with TSU?
A: By becoming an active member of the alumni association.
TSUTigers: What do you know now that you didn’t know coming in as a freshman?
A: The realness of God.
TSU Tigers: What have you learned at TSU that you will keep with you for the rest of your life?
A: Think, Work, Serve.
TSUTigers: Is there anything else that you would like to say to the TSU family?
A: Thank you for loving, supporting and encouraging me for all of these years. We have had a great run. I cannot wait to show the world how I Think, Work, and Serve.