THE BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD OF NORTH CAROLINA PLAYER OF THE WEEK (NOVEMBER 26-DECEMBER 2) CHERISE POOLE

Full Name: Cherise Linyae Poole
Classification: Junior
Major: Computer Science  
Hometown: New Castle, Del.

Professional Goals: "I've always been a secret under-the-table computer geek. Computer science is a challenging major because you have to learn how to use coding."  

The Student-Athlete: "It gets pretty difficult at times, but I would say the two most important things a student-athlete should have is time management and organization. I write everything down because I feel like if I don't write everything down, I'm going to forget it. There are times when I come to practice, and I'm waiting for them to oil the lanes, I'll start doing my homework. I try to use every minute of the day to get things done."

The evidence for being the BCBSNC Athlete of the Week:  The Aggies recently completed their second MEAC Southern Divisional Meet, and Cherise Poole was dominant. In three separate games, she bowled better than a 200, including a 245 score against Bethune-Cookman. Poole's performances helped the Aggies move into second place in the MEAC South with a 10-6 record. Poole has the Aggies on pace to reach the MEAC Bowling Championships for the first time in four seasons.

Poole on being the BCBSNC Athlete of the Week: "Freshman year when I got here we had a good team, and we've always worked hard. But it just seemed the harder we worked, the better the other teams got, so we would always fall short. But this year with the new recruits who have come in, they've been a big asset to this team. They've helped Amber and me (the returning bowlers) tremendously."