Senior Jasmine Green came from New Jersey to Penn State Beaver with a love of basketball and high hopes for the future.
When Green was trying to decide which college to attend after high school, she was approached by Beaver women’s basketball team Coach Bert DeSalvo.
“He said, ‘I need a point guard,’ and I was there,” Green said.
Green, a recipient of the Margie Byrd Walker Student Enrichment Award, has seen success in the classroom as well as on the court, and she knows that managing her time — and her sleep schedule — is necessary to achieving her goals.
When she needs extra support, she has close friends and faculty to keep her going.
“Many professors inspire me, but I wouldn’t be anywhere without Karen Barr (senior instructor in business),” Green said. “She helps me through everything.”
Originally written by Abigail Pflugh for the Penn State Beaver Nittany News magazine, Fall 2010
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