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ABC 27's Scholar Athlete of the Week: Lincoln's Tiana Curry

Posted at 6:38 PM, Sep 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-23 18:38:31-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — For the past three seasons, Lincoln's Tiana Curry has been a steady presence for the Trojan volleyball team, and now as a senior, she's using that experience to help her younger teammates.

Tiana Curry is this week's ABC 27 Scholar Athlete of the Week.

Over the past three seasons, Curry has learned and grown a lot.

"Nothing to be scared of," said Curry. "Being on varsity isn't scary!"

The outside hitter has been a key piece for the Trojans since her sophomore year.

"She's just someone you can trust on the court as a player and also as a teammate," said Taylor Zornes, the head volleyball coach at Lincoln.

Now, she's sharing everything she's learned.

"It's really a team game," Curry said. "It's something you have to be a good teammates. It's not all about yourself, you have to worry about other people around you, and how you can affect them and how you can be a better teammate to them."

"I've known T since sixth grade," said Zornes. "I coached her in eighth grade in club, and then coming here has kind of been full circle. Honestly, she's exactly the same. She's just grown a little bit into her own now, and is confident in who she is."

Confidence that translates to the classroom, Curry has a 4.0 GPA.

"It's hard," Curry said. "I've had long nights, early mornings, but I love it so I wouldn't trade it for the world."

Getting it done in the books, so she can get it done on the court.

"It went by really fast," said Curry. "It felt like yesterday I was a freshman. Now I'm a senior about to graduate high school. It's really crazy."

A career to be remembered, and that's not scary at all.

Curry said her goal is to play volleyball in college. She said she wants to stay involved with sports so she's looking at majoring in something in the sports medicine field.