WEEK #41: LIREESA G-J.
Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Lireesa Gokhool- Jefferson and I am a first-year student-athlete at Queen’s University. I play on the Queen’s women’s basketball as a guard and I am studying Film and Media. I love digital art, cooking and the outdoors. I am passionate about graphic designing and using my love for art to create posters, videos, content and so much more. Throughout high school I was on honor roll, and I finished my grade 12 year with a 93% average, which allowed to me to be accepted into one of the top universities in Canada as well as being able to play on their women’s basketball team. I have a deep love for basketball and I’m thankful for all the many places it has taken me and all the people I’ve gotten to know.
What do you take pride in as an athlete?
As an athlete I take pride in my defense because I am able to provide energy and fuel to my team by disrupting the opposing team. It takes courage, focus and determination to stay locked in for those 24 seconds. Just like the old saying goes “defense wins championships” I strongly believe it does.