Robert Morris Women’s Basketball player Jasmine Tate did not have the ideal junior season. On the third day of workouts in September, she was injured in the weight room and suffered a concussion.
The injury prevented her from playing during the regular season until the very last game, after earning eight starts in her sophomore season and contributing in 28 games. However, Tate did not let the minor setback stop her from being part of the team.
“I got a chance to contribute to the team in a different way,” Tate said. “My role changed to being their biggest fan and keeping the bench enthusiastic throughout the games.”
Tate brings the enthusiasm she showed on the bench throughout the season to other many other aspects of her life, including her work in the classroom.
Majoring in Corporate Communications, Tate said she wants to work behind the scenes in the media after graduation. She currently hosts an online series, “The Outcry,” which highlights a variety of different ways young people celebrate their spirituality.
Also a talented singer, Tate spends a lot of her time performing music in open mic settings. In addition to writing her own songs, she plays guitar and hand drums.
Her interest in music has led her to participate in groups such as Antioch Overflow Experiment and the Music and Art Alliance of Pittsburgh. Both groups focus on encouraging personal expression within the community while setting up a support system for their members.
Tate said she would like her influence toward the basketball team to be felt on the court again next season. She was able to contribute three minutes against Manhattan in the team’s final game of the 2011-2012 season.