Scholar Athlete of the Week: Troup County’s Tashauna Askew
THE SENIOR HOLDS A 3.6 GPA, AND IS PLAYING WITH THE TIGERS IN THEIR FIRST STATE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME
The Lady Tigers have made history, advancing to their first state championship game for Troup girls basketball.
“We come in here and practice day in and day out, working on our skills individually,” said senior forward Tashauna Askew. “It gelled better as a team as we got to spend more time together.”
The team has a lot of depth and everyone plays their role, including Askew.
“I might not play every game, but I have to make sure my energy comes every night. My role is to make sure they stay up. Don’t get down about yourself because we all have to pick each other up.”
The senior forward stays busy on and off the court. She also plays softball, participates in FCA and the She’s Dope mentor program, and sings in the school chorus and church choir. The four-year varsity senior holds a 3.6 GPA and plans to study public relations at Georgia Southern, her mother’s alma mater.
“I used to watch all of these basketball videos with the NBA media days, and I was like I’ve always wanted to set that up. I know I always see a lot of NBA players with bad news out there and help them out. Put the positive out there because somebody has to.”
Like her auntie and mother, Askew loves basketball. The last time Troup advanced to the Final Four was back in 1994, and her mother was on that team.
“To get a championship my last year would mean everything. It means a lot for me and my family, and I’m just excited, haha.”
Congratulations to the Troup County Tigers and Tashauna Askew, our WLTZ Scholar Athlete of the Week.