VYPE: What are your goals for this season?
Mea: My goals for the season are to work hard on my weaknesses, improve everyday; be a reliable and dependable teammate; and to have an energy and passion that helps my team succeed.
VYPE: Who is your favorite athlete and why?
Mea: One of my favorite athletes is Hailey Van Lith, with Louisville. She plays BIG- with fierce competitiveness; uses her platform to push women’s basketball; and is constantly giving back to her community.
VYPE: Who is your favorite teacher from any grade and why?
Mea: Coach Chase Johnson has been one of my favorite teachers. He listens and communicates with his students, engages in activities, and his love for helping students and kids is evident.
VYPE: Who do you look up to and why?
Mea: There are two women that I hold high respect for and look up to- Coach Kesha Watson and Dominique Golightly. I have had the opportunity to train with both women over the years. They are both former high-level collegiate athletes. They are both insanely talented basketball players, strong women, and respected leaders in their community. They have taught me much more than just basketball.
VYPE: What teammate has left the biggest impression on you and why?
Mea: Serenity Golightly is an upperclassman that has left the biggest impression on me. She is confident, and leads by example. She motivates, has a strong work ethic, and is always putting in extra work.
VYPE: What is your favorite part about being on a team?
Mea: My favorite part about being on a team is having such a strong support system. My teammates and I learn from each other, and push one another to be better everyday.
VYPE: You can pick any place for a summer vacation, where do you go and who do you take with you?
Mea: I love Exumas, Bahamas, and this is definitely where I’d go. I’d take my cousin Miana. Over the years, our families have traveled together a lot, and we always experience fun adventures.
VYPE: When and how did you first get into playing basketball?
Mea: I started playing basketball at the age of four by playing league games at the YMCA. I joined an AAU basketball team in the sixth grade, and play for OK Swarm in the offseason.
VYPE: Here is your chance to say hello, goodbye or thank you to anyone you wish.
Mea: I would like to say thank you to my high school coaches, Coach Johnson and Oliver, who invest so much time and energy into our team; my friends and family, who consistently show up to cheer me on; and my teammates, for their grind and hard work to ensure our team’s success. Blessed to share this journey.