Ross maintaining in classrooms and on the court

The Lady Aggies basketball forward/center Eboni Ross has been a major asset on the court this season, receiving five Rookie of the Week awards and maintaining good grades in the classroom.

The Lady Aggies basketball forward/center Eboni Ross has been a major asset on the court this season, receiving five Rookie of the Week awards and maintaining good grades in the classroom.

Ross is currently a freshman on the court due to red shirting last year to focus on academics. Ross understands that time management is essential in order to be successful as a student athlete. A native from Columbia, SC, Ross chose to attend A&T because of the influence of a friend and the welcome she received on her visit.

“When I came on my official visit during homecoming, the staff, alumni, students and most of all the team were open, nice and it was like a family atmosphere,” said Ross.

Ross began playing basketball at the age of seven with her brother when they lived in Augusta, GA for a recreational team in Fort Gordon. When Ross and her family moved back to Columbia, she played for a recreation team for her middle school. Ross then met AAU coach Denise Johnson who had a major impact in Ross’ career. “I met my AAU coach Denise Johnson, and a star was created.”

Ross is currently undeclared in her major but plans to graduate with a degree in Sports Science. Her biggest goal is to play overseas. Ross’ mother is her biggest motivation, as she states, “I live to make her proud and happy.”

Though Ross has been very successful, she has had to overcome many obstacles such as the passing of her baby sister. “Eight years ago, I lost my baby sister and it was like I wanted to give up on everything, but my family was not having that.”

Ross’ personal goal on the court is to win Rookie of the year and become a better defensive player. As for her team the goal, she wants to finish higher than fifth in the conference like most predicted, win the rest of their games, and bring home a championship.

When asking Ross about the relationship with her teammates and coaching staff she said, “It’s cool. There is never a dull moment. I like the new coaching staff. They’re hilarious.”

The best way Ross would describe herself is chill and laid back. In ten years, Ross plans to be established in a successful career. For fun, Ross enjoys shopping, and after a stressful day on the court, she appreciates lying down while listening to Whitney Houston’s Pandora station. Ross is currently 19 and her birthday is coming up this Thursday.

  • Meagan Jordan, Register Reporter