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Tiffany Clarke-Women’s Basketball

Posted by on Monday, April 1, 2013 in Student-Athletes of the Month.

Tiffany Clarke
Women’s Basketball
Majors: Interdisciplinary and Human & Organizational Development

Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt?
I chose Vanderbilt because I believe it contained the best of both worlds.  Vanderbilt is a school that provides a world class, world-ranked education, and a well known, nationally recognized basketball program.  At a lot of schools, you have to decide which is more important to you.  At Vanderbilt, I did not have to choose, I got both.

What are your career goals?
I hope to work in sports doing player development, or public relations.

What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt?
It takes dedication.  Vanderbilt is challenging and one cannot give up.  It also takes hard work.  There are no easy classes here.  You have to study for everything, and put in the effort.  You can not come into Vanderbilt thinking this will be easy.

How do you manage your demanding schedule?
Time management.  I had to learn how long assignments would usually take, based on past experiences, and organize my time accordingly to that.  I take complete advantage of a calendar.  everything is written down in advance, so I know everything I have to complete.  This is how I am able to balance class, school, and homework.

What is your ritual before taking a test?
I review before the class begins, take a deep breath, and tell myself “you got this.”

What is your favorite quote?
“Obstacles are put in your way to see if what you want, is really worth fighting for.”-Unknown