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Taiya Shelby-Women’s Track & Field

Posted by on Thursday, January 9, 2020 in Student-Athletes of the Month.

Taiya Shelby
Women’s Track & Field
Major: Undeclared, A&S

Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt?

Of course the academic and athletic competition were great, but really I loved the team and coaches. 

What are your career goals?

I would like to work in Business. I plan to explore my interests and gain experience through internships and to attend grad school for an MBA. 

What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt?

Participating in class, prioritizing school and eliminating distractions, and utilizing resources.

How do you manage your demanding schedule?

Stay organized with both school and sports.

What is your ritual before taking a test?

I like to write out study guides to go over before tests and meet with study groups.

Favorite quote?

“I am lucky that whatever fear I have inside me, my desire to win is always stronger.” -Serena Williams