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Evans, Reese Discuss Their Senior Night

Courtesy: NC A&T Sports Information
          Release: 11/10/2012
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Former high school teammates Andrea Evans (left) and Devonte' Reese celebrate Senior Night together.
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GREENSBORO-It seems fitting that the Dynamic Duo from J.F. Webb High School-senior Andrea Evans and junior Devonte' Reese-will close out their final seasons North Carolina A&T volleyball players together.  

After competing with each other since high school and bringing home three Carolina six class 3A conference championships together for Webb High, Evans and Reese were honored at Senior Night before Friday night's match against Savannah State in Moore Gymnasium, as both ladies will be graduating this spring.  

Andrea Evans

Senior middle hitter Andrea Evans, a nutrition major, ends her A&T career as a vital part of the volleyball program, a leader both on and off the court.  She finished the 2011 season second on the team with 110 kills and was first on the team with 57 blocks, and was named the team's Most Valuable Player after the 2011 season, and earned 2012 MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic team honors. 

Q: What's going through your head as you're coming into Senior Night?

A: "I mean, it's not really closure, but it's kind of like a feeling of accomplishment because I completed four years.  I have a pretty good outlook on it.  I'm not super sad or anything.  I'm sad I'm leaving my girls, but I don't have any regrets leaving here."

Q: What's your favorite memory of being an A&T student-athlete?

A: "I have lot of favorite memories, but I would say all of the laughs I have with the fellow student-athletes.  I'd say it's a lot of personalities that I really enjoy.  They're all different, and you never know what to expect."

Q: Do you have a favorite memory from your time on the court? 

A: "The very first win my freshman year.  It was against Winston-Salem State at Winston-Salem.  It was the very first one.  That was our first conference game, since they were in our conference then, and our first win." 

Q: What made you decide to come to A&T?

A: "I liked the family environment.  I felt like I was at home and it was kind of like a relief to know that I could belong somewhere.  I felt like maybe I belonged here, instead of trying to force myself to go someplace else.  I was scared though, I was really sacred at the beginning.  The environment from where I came from to here is totally different.   It's like country environment and it's a mixed population, so you see everybody.  When you come here, you think, 'I'm about to see 500 million African-Americans,' but they're all different.  I can say that there's more variation here than at home.  Skin color doesn't really matter."

Q: Is it fitting to close out Senior Night with someone you went to high school with?

A: "I think it's pretty cool because neither one of us thought we'd ever get to play again.  I remember she came here for a recruiting trip, but she didn't tell me.  I saw her and I was like, 'I went to high school with you.' It was kind of weird.  I was one of the top people trying to get her to stay because it's just somebody that you know, somebody that you've grown up with.  We wanted to continue [to play together] because we had a very, very good high school team.  It was more comfortable I guess because it was with someone that you had struggles with."

Q: What do you plan to do after graduation?

A: "I plan to get my license in strength training, and then I'm going to get my RD.  I have to take the (registered dietician) exam to be a registered dietician.  After that then I can to go to grad school.  It's kind of like a process.  I mainly want to work in a gym, showing you how to eat and working you out.  That's pretty much my goal. "

Devonte' Reese

Junior outside hitter Devonte' Reese, a political science major, is playing in her final two matches this weekend as she will be graduating early this spring.  Reese, who has been sidelined most of this season due to injury, has been a vocal and supportive leader in 2012.  Reese was named to the 2012 MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic team and was a 2011 A&T scholar athlete.  She looks to graduate with at least the 3.72 GPA she holds now.

Q: What's your favorite memory of being an A&T student-athlete?

A: "The nice clothes, does that count? (laughs) And the people I've met along the way and the bonds that I've made with teammates.  Those have been pretty special."

Q: Do you have a favorite memory from your time on the court? 

A: "Last year when there were only six of us, we bonded a lot because we only had each other.  Last year was one of my favorite seasons because, you know, we were all each other had.  We were pretty much like a family."

Q: What made you decide to come to A&T?

A:  "Volleyball and also I had a sister who went here as well.  She graduated last year, in May 2012. 

Q: Is it fitting to close out Senior Night with someone you went to high school with?

A:  "Yeah, it's kind of bittersweet because we've been through this before, when she left the first time.  But now it's kind of crazy that we're leaving out at the same time.  It's pretty nice." 

Q: What do you plan to do after graduation?

A: "Grad school...Probably public policy or public administration.  I'm looking at Spellman and Howard.  I haven't decided yet.  I think I might take a year off and go into the military, into the Air National Guard.  Yeah, so I can pay for school.  That's the only reason I'm doing it."  

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