CPO Outlook: Tasheena "Tag" Morris

Article from January/February 2009 Issue of Big Sports

TasheenaI have played basketball since I was in second grade. However, when I was in second grade, I did not realize how many paths that basketball would pave for me. Each one of these paths have taught me several things about life. The main thing that basketball has taught me is how to keep things in perspective.

Throughout my years of playing the game, I have had several injuries and encountered other obstactles. It is only through faith that I have been able to overcome both the injuries and obstacles. Sometimes athletes get consumed in their sport and miss the bigger picture in life. I believe basketball is a talent that God has blessed me with.

Throughout my years of playing the game, I have had several injuries and encountered other obstactles. It is only through faith that I have been able to overcome both the injuries and obstacles. Sometimes athletes get consumed in their sport and miss the bigger picture in life. I believe basketball is a talent that God has blessed me with. I do not play basketball to please the people around me or my coaches, but rather to glorify God. I love rebounding and passing but more than stats, my actions on and off the court are the most important part of the game. I long to play in such a way that people can see Christ through my every action. I strive to be more like Christ in every area of my life whether it is doing something small or big. This mind set has helped me become the player I am today, because I believe if Jesus was on the court, He would give His all and would do whatever it takes to get the job done. This is the way I live my life, whatever I do I want to do it whole heartedly and let it be pleasing to Christ. I  know that when the final buzzer goes off for the game of life, my final reward will be spending eternity in Heaven.               (Romans 1:9)

Tag Morris is a senior basketball player for Evangel University.