Other than her women’s basketball statistics, which are impressive and among the CAC leaders, there’s no doubling this week’s CAC INTRODUCING … featured student-athlete, Marymount University senior forward Maame Amponsah. She is an active leader in a variety of activities and organizations on campus, actively pursues her faith, and on the court, ranks among the CAC leaders with double-doubles in scoring (13.5 ppg.) and rebounding (16.8 rpg.).
What is your background in the sport you play? I played basketball recreationally when I was in elementary and middle school. But, I didn’t take basketball seriously until my freshmen year in High School.
What is your favorite spot on campus? My favorite spot on campus is my room. I have a room to myself, so I am able to escape from everyone else and have personal time to relax.
Other than your teams, what organizations do you participate in? I am in my second year as a Resident Assistant, the Treasurer for the African Caribbean Student Association, member of Athlete’s Bible Study, and a member of the Black Student Alliance.
Briefly describe the most memorable experience during your collegiate athletic career. The most memorable experience would have to be last season’s CAC championship win over Mary Washington (on their court) and going to the Sweet Sixteen.
What is the most important societal issue facing college students? I think the most important societal issue facing college students would be the lack of self-identity. I feel that a lot of college students do not appreciate and know who they are; rather, people try to conform to be another person/image.
If you could change any one item in the world (in your personal life, school, community, amateur or professional sports, national/international issue, etc.), what would it be, why, and how would you do it? If I could restart my college career again, I would definitely take the opportunity to study abroad in Europe during the summer. I would love to experience the European culture and tour the cities.
What is your major in college, and what is the most important thing you learned in that discipline? My major is Business Administration with specialties in Business Law and Sports Management. The most important thing I have learned is the significance of contracts. Majority of people think that the spectrum of business solely surrounds monetary profit; yet, businesses need contracts in their operations.
Other than your family members, who was the most influential person in your life? The most influential person in my life is my best friend, Jesus Christ. My relationship with Him has influenced my life in many ways. This is the only person that has been with me from beginning and the only one who will not let me down.
If you could give one piece of advice to elementary school children, what would that advice be? I would tell elementary school children to be a leader and not a follower. Many of times, children want to do what other children do or have what other children have. Instead, do what makes you happy and what you know is right.
What is your favorite form of entertainment? My favorite form of entertainment is music. My music plays a part in my spiritual, mental, and emotional stability.
Outside of the Capital Athletic Conference, who or what is your favorite sports person or team? My favorite team is the Ghana National Football (Soccer) Team- Black Stars.
Name three (3) people, real or fictional, living or dead, that you'd like to have dinner with? Jesus Christ- who has impacted the world and my own life. Nelson Mandela- I would like to learn about his life lessons and the ability to remain mentally strong during and after 27 years of incarceration. My grandma CiCi-who passed away a few years ago; I would love to have one last memorable moment with her.