1. What sport(s) did you play at Lipscomb? What years? Who were your coaches?
â€œI played both womenâ€™s basketball and tennis from 1982-86. Trish Duty and Ann Duncan were my tennis coaches. Frank Bennett was my basketball coach.â€
2. What is your fondest athletic memory at Lipscomb?
â€œPlaying two sports for four years was a pretty cool feat. Honestly, that is my fondest memory. When I hear my students complain about how much homework theyâ€™ve got I usually donâ€™t listen to them. I tell them I played two sports in college and I handled them just fine.
â€œI do remember coach Bennett making a lot of U-turns every time we would go somewhere. We just go used to it.â€
3. Who had the biggest influence on you during your athletic career at Lipscomb? How?
â€œAthletically, my Dad, Paul Burgess always had the biggest influence on me. He was not only supportive, but he was also a teacher. He helped me become who I am as an athlete.
â€œHe would take me down to the tennis court when I was eight. He taught me golf when I was 14. He taught me how to work on my basketball shot when I was just a little squirt.â€
4. What is your fondest non-athletic memory from your time at Lipscomb?
â€œThe best part of going to a place like Lipscomb is being around like-minded, Christian people. Going to activities and forming friendships with those types of people helped make me who I am today.â€
5. What is the most valuable thing you gained or learned from your time at Lipscomb?
â€œTime management and being organized. When you play two sports you have no choice.
â€œI had some great teammates. I am still close to them. It is what coach Bennett called `life-longâ€™ teammates. When you come back for reunions or see them the bond is still there.
â€œAnother thing I learned was to always be positive. When you are around good programs you become a better person. To this day when I see a piece of paper on the floor that I didnâ€™t thrown down there I pick it up. I say `pleaseâ€™ and `thank youâ€™.
â€œI treat people with respect. I honor my elders. Those are the types of things that Lipscomb teaches you. Your parents reinforce those things, but it is a great environment.â€
6. Who was your favorite professor? Why?
â€œI definitely liked Dot Eubanks for typing and shorthand. I also liked Patti Dugger. I remember writing a 50-page paper for her. It is amazing how fast I can type.â€
7. Where do you live now?
â€œI live in Goodlettsville, Tenn.â€
8. Who is your employer? What is your occupation? What does your position entail?
â€œHume-Fogg is an awesome school. I teach honors Algebra I and Algebra II.â€
9. Tell us about your family.
â€œI am single.â€