Basketball vs PSU-Abington 58-49 W

Posted: January 9th, 2014 under Scores - No Comments.

Meet Student Athlete Ismanuela Denis

DSC_1871A native of Brooklyn, NY, Ismanuela “Izzy” Denis, is a junior soccer player at Trinity. Izzy is a Sociology major with a minor in Political Science.

1. What is something that has had a grave impact on your life?

I would have to say growing up in my neighborhood.  There’s a lot of crime and poverty in my neighborhood, and not many people have the opportunity to “get out”.  I was determined from a young age to rise above my circumstances, and leave my neighborhood to broaden my perspective on life.

2.  What do you enjoy doing in your free time?

I don’t have much free time between my internship, work, classes, and athletics, so the majority of it goes to sleeping and hanging out with my friends.  I really love to sleep!

3.  If you could have any super power, what would it be?

I would like to be able to read minds.  If I could read minds I would know exactly what everyone else what thinking, it would give me a leg up on everybody else.

4.  What do you find most challenging about being a student-athlete?

It’s very important to have good time management.  When you become an upperclassman and get into your major classes, are working, playing sports, and have an internship, you need to make sure you can balance all of your activities and keep your grades up.

5.  What home-cooked meal do you miss the most when you are away at school?

I miss my mother’s diriak djon djon ( Haitian black rice ) and plantains.  Every time I eat diriak djon djon, it reminds me of home.

6.  What was your first impression of Trinity?

Everyone was very welcoming, helpful, and made me feel at home.  Things in DC however were slightly different than New York, I was used to more of a “busy” environment.

7.  What is your favorite class you have ever taken here at Trinity?

Professor Rivers English 105.  When I came to Trinity I had a lot of trouble with my writing structure.  Professor Rivers helped me become a better writer; she still assists me today and challenges me to do better everyday.


Posted: January 6th, 2014 under Soccer - No Comments.

Meet Student Athlete Asya Tucker

photo[1]A native of Heidelberg, Germany, Asya Tucker, is a junior soccer player at Trinity.  Asya is a Chemistry major with a 3.65 GPA who is interested in going to dental school and being in the Air Force. 

1. What would you say is one of the major differences between living in Heidelberg, Germany and living in Washington, D.C.

Everything (with a chuckle)! For one, the culture is very different.  Here, everything is based on convenience with no sense of punctuality, where in Germany, things are convenient, yet punctual as well.  Second is the speed limit, driving in the states is incredibly slow and there is way too much traffic. There is NO speed limit in Germany, very hard to get used to driving here!

2.  If you had one million dollars, what would you do with it?

I would save a lot of it (yes, I’m frugal). I would also use it to travel the world, see different cultures, and spoil my family.

3.  What is your most annoying habit?

I worry a lot, and when I worry, I bite my nails!!

4.  What do you find most challenging about being a student-athlete?

It is difficult to get all of my work done, but I have found that time management is the key for me.  At Trinity, as long as I have communication with my teachers and get my work done, they work with me.

5.  What was your first impression of Trinity Washington University?

It was GREAT!!  I played on a Junior College soccer team; we were beating Trinity but the team fought the whole way through the game.  The fans in the stands were cheering the whole time and I could just sense the school unity.   Now that I have transferred here, I am glad to be on the inside looking out.

6.  What is your favorite piece of clothing?

My hand woven, Istanbulian, wool socks.   I got them as a gift from a friend who traveled to Istanbul.

7.  What is your favorite class you have ever taken here at Trinity?

Would have to be Religion and Science: Crisis, Conflict, and the Transformation of Cultures, taught by Dr. Mary Lynn Rampolla.  It was such an amazing and interesting subject, a great class, taught by a great professor.

Posted: December 16th, 2013 under Soccer - No Comments.

Tigers Earn Second In GU Holiday Classic

bballWashington, DC– Trinity University Tigers basketball team earned second place in the Gallaudet Holiday tournament after a hard fought championship game against Lehman College Saturday afternoon (82-75), at the GU filed house.

Trinity was outshot 44.4%-37.3% FG, 40.9%-19.0% FT, three-point, and 69.2%-60.0% FT. The Tigers dominated the boards earning 51 rebounds over The Lightenings 39. Down 70-54 in last eight minutes of the game, Trinity crawled back outscoring Lehman 21-12, but still came up short on the win.

Trinity was led by Freshman Blessing Hayes, led by freshman forward Blessing Hayes who recorded her second double-double of the tournament with an impressive 21 rebounds and 19 points.   Freshman Andrea Watkins recorded 19 points and senior Domonique Meriedy recorded 8 rebounds and 17 points.

Blessing Hayes and fellow freshman Andrea Watkins made the All-Tournament team after their impressive performances in the two day event.

Tigers return to action January 9th at Penn St. Abington for a 7:00pm match.

Posted: December 8th, 2013 under Basketball - No Comments.

Basketball vs Lehman 82-75 L (GU Tournament 2nd Place)

Posted: December 8th, 2013 under Scores - No Comments.

Basketball 68-38 vs VFCC (Gallaudet Holiday Tournament)

Posted: December 6th, 2013 under Scores - No Comments.

Meriedy, Swann Lead Tigers To 28-Point Victory

IMG_1415Washington, DC– Domonique Meriedy (16 Points) and Shelby Swann (13 Points), led four players in double figures in Trinity’s 70-42 victory over PSU-Mont-Alto Monday evening.

Freshman Jamila Williams posted her first career double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds), while freshman Andrea Watkins posted 11 points, with 9 of those points coming from three pointers.

PSU led 13-12 with 11:12 left in the first half; this was the last time they held the lead the entire game.  Trinity shot 41.2% vs PSU 26.8% from the field, and posted 51 rebounds to PSU’s 37 rebounds.

Trinity will return to action Friday 12pm at the Gallaudet Holliday Tournament.

Posted: December 3rd, 2013 under Basketball - No Comments.

Basketball vs PSU-Mont-Alto 70-42 W

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 under Scores - No Comments.

Basketball vs Wilson 70-34 W

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 under Scores - No Comments.

Tigers Record First Win Of The Season

Box Score

Shelby13Washington, DC– Trinity recorded its first win of the season with a 66-50 win over Christendom at the Trinity Center.

Freshmen Andrea Watkins and Blessing Hayes both had outstanding games, as Watkins finished with a team high 19 points, and Hayes recorded a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds.

The Tigers started the game with intensive energy as they led 34-19 at halftime. Christendom made an attempt to come back late in the second half outscoring Trinity 22-6, but it wasn’t quite enough to close the damage done by the Tigers in the first half.

The Tigers play again Friday, November 22nd at Wilson College.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 under Basketball - No Comments.