Ahyiona is the first in her family to attend college and “always wanted to go to college to play basketball.”
She the recipient of a full athletic scholarship, which she has been on since she came to PSC in the fall of 2016. “I wanted to come to PSC because of the coaches, and I wanted to help be a part of rebuilding the program.”
Ahyiona is majoring in sports fitness and recreation. “I was stuck between criminal justice and sports medicine. I enjoy the criminal stuff, and I could see myself doing that. With sports fitness and recreation, I can become a coach and still be involved in the sport. I’d like to go overseas and play basketball after I graduate college. I hope to do that 3-4 years after I graduate with my Bachelor’s.”
She credits the Math Lab with helping her get through college algebra.
Following college, Ahiyona wants to continue to play basketball for a few years, after which she sees herself balancing a coaching career with a family. “Thank you to donors for this opportunity. If it wasn’t for you, I wouldn’t be here.”