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Written by Asha Curry

Kiana Graves is a freshman here at Trinity Washington University. She was born is Westchester, Pennsylvania and was raised in Lebanon, Pennsylvania. Kiana plays basketball here at Trinity. Graves plans to graduate from the Nursing program in 2018.  After graduation, she would like to become either an emergency room nurse, or a nurse anesthetist.

Q: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

A: I’d like to work in a hospital as either an ER nurse or a nurse anesthetist. I also look forward to the possibility having a family and being married.

Q: Do you have any talents besides playing basketball?

A: I like to think that I can sing, although I can’t so it is not really a talent.

Q: Who is your biggest influence? Why?

A: My mother because even when she doesn’t have, she still finds a way to give to me and my siblings.

Q: What is something you like to do in your leisure time?

A: Umm I like to workouts sometimes and listening to music. I don’t really do much.

Q: How long have you been playing sports?

A: I started playing basketball when I was five. I played volleyball in middle school, and participated in track & field and hockey in high school.

Q: What is your favorite part about being a Trinity student athlete?

A: The friendships I have made. Before basketball season I didn’t really have any friends here at Trinity; now I have quite a few!

Q: What is your favorite midnight snack?

A: Cup of Noodles

Q: Who is you favorite professor here at Trinity?

A: Professor Sheridan would have to be my favorite professor; he’s great at teaching. He builds a bond with his students that will make you love math!

Q: Who is your favorite cartoon character?

A: SpongeBob SquarePants; because he’s funny.

Q: What is something weird “quirky” about you?

A: I think I’m pretty weird myself, does that count?

Edited: March 9th, 2015

The Tigers End The Season with a Bang

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NCAA Team Statistics

 

Washington, DC- The Trinity Basketball team closed out their season with a record of 11-6; this marks their first winning season since 2011-12. The Tigers finished with the highest winning percentage in the Great South Athletic Conference.

The Tigers made their mark closing out the season with several top 15 NCAA DIII National Rankings. These rankings include, 4th in offensive rebounds, 7th in  rebound margin, 8th in scoring defense, 9th in field goal percentage, and 11th in steals per game.

Sophomore Blessing Hayes earned individual NCAA DIII National Rankings. Hayes is ranked 2nd in offensive rebounds per game and 12th in rebounds per game.

Edited: March 4th, 2015

Tigers Earn GSAC Honors

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Washington, DC- The GSAC announced the basketball award winners last Saturday night.  The Tigers earned a total of six awards.

Senior Myesha Green and Sophomore Blessing Hayes received All-Conference honors.  Blessing Hayes also earned All-Academic Honors along with Shelby Swann and Asya Tucker, and Green made Sportsmanship Team.

2014-15 GSAC Women’s Basketball All-Conference Team

Shavonne Orr of Agnes Scott
Kisha Simpson of Agnes Scott
Marissa Burke of Finlandia
Rebecca Campbell of Maine-Presque Isle
Darby Toth of Maine-Presque Isle
Alexis Lee of Pine Manor
Quanteshea Lewis of Salem
Myesha Green of Trinity Washington
Blessing Hayes of Trinity Washington
Courtne Washington of Wesleyan

2014-15 GSAC Women’s Basketball All-Freshman Team

Kisha Simpson of Agnes Scott
Julia Daavettiila of Finlandia
Kelsie Richards of Finlandia
Brianna Losse of Maine-Presque Isle
Erica Jones of Pine Manor

2014-15 GSAC Women’s Basketball All-Sportsmanship Team

Shavonne Orr of Agnes Scott
Kelsie Richards of Finlandia
Amanda Allen of Maine-Presque Isle
Cadejia Matthews Austin of Pine Manor
Myesha Green of Trinity Washington
Hannah McBride of Salem
Sydney Davis of Wesleyan

2014-15 GSAC Women’s Basketball All-Academic Team

Miranda Arnold of Agnes Scott
Care Bacon of Agnes Scott
Shavonne Orr of Agnes Scott
Marissa Burke of Finlandia
Mikayla Hakale of Finlandia
Brierra Ruska-Pasanen of Finlandia
Rebecca Campbell of Maine-Presque Isle
Sydney Churchill of Maine-Presque Isle
Katie Patenaude of Maine-Presque Isle
Darby Toth of Maine-Presque Isle
Maria Vaughan of Pine Manor
Blessing Hayes of Trinity Washington
Shelby Swann of Trinity Washington
Asya Tucker of Trinity Washington
Kristal Lollis of Salem
Ashlen Rector of Salem
Mylee Connor of Wesleyan
Sydney Davis of Wesleyan

Edited: March 4th, 2015

Tigers Blow Out Central Penn

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Box Score

Washington, DC- The Trinity basketball team captured their sixth straight home win, defeating Central Penn College 88-49 to improve 8-4 on the year.

Blessing Hayes led the squad with 17 rebounds, 15 points, nine assists, and four steals.  Camileia Collier pulled down 12 rebounds and scored 18 points, Myesha Green added 15 points and seven rebounds to the victory, while Kiana Graves pulled down 10 rebounds and scored 10 points.

The Tigers took the lead in the third minute of play and never looked back.  Reaching a 45-24 lead in the first half and cruising to a 88-49 win after the intermission.

Trinity returns to action Friday, February 6th as they host Mid Atlantic Christian University at the Trinity Center in Washington, DC at 6pm.

Edited: January 28th, 2015

Hayes of Trinity Collects Weekly Women’s Basketball Award

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ATLANTA, Ga. – The Great South Athletic Conference announced the winter sports Player of the Week for all contests played December 1 – 7 and, following voting by the league sports information directors, Blessing Hayes of Trinity Washington claimed the weekly honor.

GSAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Blessing Hayes of Trinity

Sophomore Blessing Hayes had a great week for the Tigers to propel them to a 2-1 overall record. In a narrow 5-point loss, Hayes tallied 17 points, 16 rebounds, and two assists against PSU Mont Alto.  Then she garnered eight points, nine rebounds, seven assists, and four steals for Trinity in their runaway win over Bryn Mawr.  At the Gallaudet Tournament, Hayes posted 18 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 steals against Valley Forge to earn her a spot on the All-Tournament Team. For the week she averaged 14.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.6 steals per game.

Edited: December 10th, 2014

Basketball Takes Third in Gallaudet Tournament

Washington, DC- The Trinity basketball team took third in the Annual Gallaudet Tournament this past weekend.  The Tigers lost their game on Friday 69-62 against Howard Community College and beat University of Valley Forge 67-57 on Saturday to clench third place.

Senior captain Myeesha Green and Sophomore Blessing Hayes dominated for the Tigers.  Green posted a total 33 points, 16 rebounds, nine steals, and eight assists for the weekend.  Hayes tallied a total of 37 points, 31 rebounds, five steals and three assists.  Hayes’ performance earned her a spot on the All-Tournament team.

The team will return to action on the road Saturday, December 13th, playing College of Notre Dame Maryland.  Tip off is set for 2pm.

Edited: December 8th, 2014

Trinity Crushes Christendom

 

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Box Score

Washington, DC- The Trinity basketball team won their second straight game last night beating Christendom 74-47.  The Tigers took the lead in the third minute and kept it throughout the entire game.

Sophomore Blessing Hayes earned a double-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds, and three steals.  Senior Shelby Swann showed her experience posting 12 points, five rebounds, nine steals, and seven assists.  Senior Myesha Green tallied 14 points, six rebounds, five steals, and three assists.

The Tigers strong defense forced the Crusaders to turn the ball over 37 times and earned 22 steals.  Trinity is now second in the GSAC tallying 17 steals per game.

Trinity will return to action December 1st playing PSU Mont-Alto away.  Tip-off is set for 6pm.

Edited: November 20th, 2014

Tigers Dominate Home Opener

Washington, DC- The Trinity basketball team won their first game of the season Saturday afternoon, beating PSU-York 62-42.  The Tigers were only up by four at half time, but came out strong second half to pull off the 20 point win.

Sophomore Camileia Collier dominated the game for the Tigers.  Collier tallied 18 points, 11 rebounds, three steals, and four assists.  Sophomore Blessing Hayes earned 10 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and one steal.  Senior captains Shelby Swann and Myesha Green also made an impact for the Tigers.  Green posted 15 points, four rebounds, and one steal.  Swann earned seven points, eight assists, three steals, and five rebounds.

Trinity outshot and out rebounded PSU-York 37% to 29.2% and 56 to 37 respectively.   The Tigers shot 66.7% from the free throw line and 28.6% fro the 3-point.

The Tigers will return to action Wednesday, November 19th at home against Christendom.  Tip off is set for 7pm.

Edited: November 17th, 2014

Student Athlete of the Week

AshaSenior Asha Curry plays volleyball and basketball at Trinity.  She was born in Washington, DC and raised in Maryland.  Asha is a Communications Major who has hopes of becoming a Sports Broadcaster.

Q: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?

A: Umm…. 10 years from now I will be 31.  I would like to have my dream job as a sports broadcaster.  Hopefully I will be settled down and married to the perfect husband.  I would like to have two kids, a boy and a girl.

Q: Do you have any hidden talents?

A: Hidden talents??  That is a hard question.  I am ambidextrous and I can put my leg behind my head.  Besides that IDK (laughs out loud).

Q: Who is your biggest influence? Why?

A: I would have to say my mother.  My mom is very hard on me.  At times I get frustrated, but then I realize that’s her way of showing that she cares and that she believes in me.

Q: What is something you like to do in your leisure time?

A: Hmmmm… I like to do a lot of things, but most of all I love being around children.  Sometimes my old boss at will call me and ask me if I can cover a shift or two at the day camp.  I love it; sometimes I do it for free.  I also like to spend time with my sister.  She’s getting to that age where it is possible for her to be influenced by the wrong crowd.  I just love to be around her, and to give her sisterly advice.

Q: How long have you been playing sports?

A: ALL OF MY LIFE!  I’ve always been active in some shape or form.  I started with dance, and then went to cheerleading.  After that, I moved on to volleyball and Double Dutch.  A few years later I started playing basketball.

Q: What is your favorite part about being a Trinity student athlete?

A: I really love the vibe from the players and the coaches.  There is no pressure; I like the fact that I can go out there have fun, and play with my teammates.

Q: What is your favorite midnight snack?

A: I don’t have a favorite midnight snack.  My snacking ranges from cookies and chips to fruit.

Q: What is your favorite class here at Trinity?

A: This semester I don’t have a favorite class (LOL).  However, the one class I liked the most was my Interpersonal Communications class.  Professor Perita Carpenter taught the class.

Q: Who is your favorite super hero?

A: I really like Batman.  Not the cartoon, but the movie! OMGHHHHHHH the movie The Dark Night was amazing, full of nonstop action!

Edited: October 22nd, 2014

Women’s Basketball Interest Meeting

WANT TO BE A TRINITY TIGER?

 

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COME TO THE TRINITY BASKETBALL INTEREST MEETING

DATE: TUESDAY, OCT. 7TH

TIME: 4:30PM

LOCATION: TRINITY CENTER LOBBY

For more information contact Amy Olson olsona@trinitydc.edu

 

Edited: October 6th, 2014