Maxine Beard was a member of the women’s basketball team for four years. She finished her career leading the team in assists while ranking fourth in scoring. She ranked in the OVC’s top 15 in four categories: 4th in assists, 7th in minutes played, 9th in assist/turnover ratio and 14th in steals. The St. Louis, Mo. native started every game in her final season and posted a career-high 15 points against Morehead State.
Maxine graduated magna cum laude on May 5 with a bachelor of arts after earning a 3.6 GPA. She recently shared her experience with tsutigers.com
TSUTigers: Talk about your overall TSU experience.
A: My time here was great. Met a lot of great people and created awesome memories.
TSUTigers: What do you love most about TSU?
A: Family atmosphere
TSUTigers: What will you miss most about TSU?
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable moment in your sport at TSU?
A: OVC Champs
TSUTigers: What is your most memorable non-sport moment at TSU?
TSUTigers: What are some accomplishments/goals that you reached at TSU?
A: Graduating, created a business, artwork shown in gallery on campus
TSUTigers: Do you have a favorite TSU fan/supporter? If so, who?
A: Scorer’s Table
TSUTigers: What advice would you give to incoming freshman?
A: Stay in the gym – go the extra mile
TSUTigers: What was your most challenging class at TSU?
A: Linear algebra and differential equations
TSUTigers: Who was your favorite professor?
A: Ms. Mocha
TSUTigers: What organizations were you a part of outside of your sport?
A: NSBE, Phi Kappa Phi
TSUTigers: Who have been the most influential people to you at TSU?
A: Coaches and Teammates
TSUTigers: What’s next for you?
A: Internship – Richland, WA
TSUTigers: Once you are an alumnus, how will you stay connected with TSU?
A: Support WBB and MBB
TSUTigers: What do you know now that you didn’t know coming in as a freshman?
A: The importance of hardwork
TSUTigers: What have you learned at TSU that you will keep with you for the rest of your life?
A: “No” is not a “Never”
TSUTigers: Is there anything else that you would like to say to the TSU family?