Delaware Sports Blitz is about to get wild as in Wildcat Wednesdays, as we feature student-athletes from Wilmington University every Wednesday.
The next interview is from Wildcats sophomore women’s basketball guard Tanasia Miles.
Miles averaged 16.2 minutes per game ( 323 total minutes), scored 44 total points ( 2.2 per game), 19 rebounds (1.0 per game) and had eight assists in 20 games in the 2018-2019 season.
Before coming to Wilmington, Miles helped lead Kings Christian Academy to the back-to-back MISAL Championships and two Maryland Christian School State Championships.
Miles talks about everything from what her greatest strength is and the best part of being on a team.
Check out it below!
How did you start playing sports?
“My dad got me into playing basketball because it runs in the family.”
What adjustments did you have to make from the jump of high school to college, regarding the sport you play?
“I didn’t have to make any adjustments coming from high school to college.”
How do you keep yourself in game shape in the offseason for your sport?
“I run to stay in shape for the season.”
What has a former or current coach taught you, that you still use today on or off the playing field?
“They taught me that the little things matter.”
What is a typical day for you when the season is in full force?
“During the season I go from practice to class to workouts or games, then to bed.”
What do you feel is your greatest strength?
“I think seeing the floor and defense are my greatest strengths on the court.”
What do you feel you are weakest at and how do you work on to improve it?
“My left-hand layups are a weakness of mine, but getting in extra layups outside of practice helps improve them.”
What is the best part of playing on a team?
“The best part about playing on a team is knowing that your teammates have your back and that we push each other to get better.”
How do you stay motivated during the highs and lows of a season?
“Self-motivation and motivation from my teammates help me stay motivated during those high and low moments during the season.”
What has been the biggest challenge you have faced and how did you overcome it?
“The biggest challenge for me is getting out of my own head.”
Why did you choose to play at Wilmington University?
“I decided on Wilmington because of the athletic program and because of the girls on the team.”