Senior Eagles Reflect on Their Last Season at Georgia Southern and Plans for the Future


Briyanna Thompson, Managing Sports Editor

 Senior basketball players Taya Gibson and Ja’Nya Love-Hill speak on their last season as Eagles and the progress of their season so far. 


Player Introduction Taya Gibson, one of the Eagles captains and sports management major, spoke on their season so far,her personal growth and her plans for the future.

  • Eagles are currently 18-7 overall and 10-6 in the Sunbelt, “Ultimately I think we want to be higher up in the standing but where we are right now, I feel like it is still a good path for us to go into the conference tournament,” said Gibson. 
  • Personal wise Gibson expressed that she has improved in categories that are crucial to winning games, “Compared to last year’s stats, I’ve gone up in certain categories in order to help us win.”
  • “Remembering my why, and why I’ve played basketball for so many years. Just remembering why we all come here each day and put in the work and just do what we love.”
  • Gibson has plans to attend grad school in order to pursue a career in sports management. 


Player Introduction Ja’Nya Love-Hill, second captain for the Eagles and 5’5 guard, spoke about her personal growth and plans for the near future. 

  • GS is currently 2 games away from Sun Belt Conference, “ We’re not doing as great as we expected but it could be worse but we are blessed and glad that it’s not,” said Love-Hill. “I feel like we’re in a good position going into the conference play and I have faith that we take it all the way from here.” 
  • Love-Hill also spoke on her own growth and expressed that she wants to get better every season, “I believe that I am doing a little bit better than last year and every year I want to be 1% better.”
  • “ I have been turning the ball over less, I wanted to get top in the conference for assist and I believe that I am achieving that.” 
  • “Being a leader, you have to deal with a lot of different personalities and lead people through tough situations and being a captain has helped me to be able to be there for my teammates.” 
  • With 1 year of eligibility left Love-Hill plans to take her grad year and come back for an extra year.