Demi Washington-Women’s Basketball
Why did you choose to attend Vanderbilt?
I chose Vanderbilt because of the institutions academic rigor, and the opportunity to compete in the SEC, which is arguably the most competitive conference in the nation.
What are your career goals?
My career goals include getting my LPC after graduating and becoming a licensed therapist.
What does it take to be academically successful at Vanderbilt?
To be academically successful at Vanderbilt takes focus, prioritization, and determination.
How do you manage your demanding schedule?
As a student athlete I manage my demanding schedule by staying present on the tasks at hand. I make to-do lists and I rely on my support system.
What is your ritual before taking a test?
Before I take a test I look over my notes one more time, say a prayer, and then put my pen to the paper.
Who do you consider to be an unsung hero in your academic success at Vanderbilt? And Why?
My unsung heroes in my academic success are my siblings. My older brother is an alum of the University of Miami and my sister is an incoming freshman at Georgetown University, and I can always rely on them to proofread my papers or explain a subject matter that they’re knowledgeable about. They are my best friends and the smartest people I know.
My favorite quote is, “As iron sharpens iron, one man sharpens another.”