All athletic season have been cut short. Not just for Brenau, but for all NAIA (National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics), NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association), and NJCAA (National Junior College Athletic Association). This means that any athletes that just started playing or haven’t played yet lose that athletic season.
It is common for people to transfer in and out of a school, but for Madison Zaferatos she has been a dedicated Brenau student for four complete years. Zaferatos is a Biology major from Advance, North Carolina. The first thing she wants to do after she graduates is to go to PA school with dreams of being a Neurosurgeon.
This past season the Brenau Golden Tigers Basketball welcomed in a new assistant coach, Sheena Johnson, after former assistant coach Avery Scarbrough resigned.
In less than a month, Yanne Toussaint will end her collegiate athletic career forever. She will no longer dread setting her alarm for 6:00 a.m. every morning. She will no longer have to sit through hours upon hours of bus rides. She will no longer spend long nights finishing that one assignment she didn’t have time to do between practices. When she graduates in May, Yanne Toussaint will board a plane back to her hometown in the Netherlands, and at first she may not look back.
At Brenau, the Spirit Cheer Team stands behind the bench of the Basketball Team making it easy to spot both teams during the game. To the ones in the stands watching, these 11 bodies don’t make a difference, but to the basketball players it means everything. “Without the Spirit Cheer Team, the gym feels a little empty,” said Tamia Francis, a Brenau basketball player.