Kierra Fletcher Awarded Women of Color Student-Athlete Impact Award

Contact
No contact information submitted.
Sidebar Content
No sidebar content submitted.
Summaries

Summary Sentence:

Kierra Fletcher, HTS major and GTWBB guard, received the inaugural Women of Color Student-Athlete Impact Award during the 27th annual Tower Awards ceremony.

Full Summary:

No summary paragraph submitted.

Media
  • GTWBB guard Kierra Fletcher GTWBB guard Kierra Fletcher
    (image/jpeg)

Kierra Fletcher, HTS major and GTWBB guard, received the inaugural Women of Color Student-Athlete Impact Award during the 27th annual Tower Awards ceremony. Reflecting on Fletcher's leadership, GTWBB Associate Head Coach Latasha "Tasha" Butts said, 

“That kid – she’s unbelievable! From the first time I stepped on campus two years ago, she and I immediately developed a coach-player bond and I’ve seen her leadership grow. I’ve seen her grow so much and this year was a huge year for her. For her to be able to develop her ideas and speak to our team about making a difference in this world is remarkable.

“Everyone on our team will run through a wall for her. That speaks to the person that she is. She is going to do wonders in this world.”

Kierra also discussed inequality, awareness, and leadership both on and off the court in a recent article put out by the Office of Institute Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. When asked what leadership meant to her, Kierra said,

“I don’t think I understood what that meant until my junior year. I lead by example and do the right thing. If I see something that’s unjust, I’m going to speak out against it and that’s what I’ve been doing this whole season.

“Off the court as well, I’m trying to leave a legacy outside of basketball. Eventually, the ball is going to stop bouncing, so I want to do things that people will remember me by and not just remember me as a basketball player, but as someone who tried to do good.”

Additional Information

Groups

School of History and Sociology Student Blog

Categories
No categories were selected.
Related Core Research Areas
No core research areas were selected.
Newsroom Topics
No newsroom topics were selected.
Keywords
HSOC Blog
Status
  • Created By: Kayleigh Haskin
  • Workflow Status: Published
  • Created On: May 10, 2021 - 12:07pm
  • Last Updated: May 10, 2021 - 12:07pm