Rebel Roll Call - Tia Faleru

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Tia Faleru
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July 15, 2014

Throughout the summer months members of the Ole Miss women’s basketball team will share their thoughts on a host of ideas with our weekly feature “Roll Call with the Rebels” This week, rising senior Tia Faleru sits down with OleMissSports.com

Rising senior Tia Faleru had a breakout year during her junior year under the tutelage of head coach Matt Insell and his staff. The Ozark, Ala., native led the Rebels and the SEC in rebounding with 9.4 rebounds per game and upped her 11.4 points per game as a sophomore to 16.4 points per game. Faleru, who posted 15 double figures in 2013-14 is poised to finish her senior season strong and hopes to be in line for SEC Player and Defensive Player of the Year accolades next year. Faleru answers a few questions in this week’s edition of Rebel Roll Call.    

Q: You’re about to be a senior, what does that feel like and what are you most looking forward to as you enter your senior year?
Faleru: It feels like forever. I never thought I would of made it to college and actually finish, but right now the end is near and I’m on track to graduate. I am looking forward to leading my team this year and going farther than we have ever been in the SEC and NCAA tournament.

Q: You kind of had a breakout year as a junior, what did that feel like and how are you taking all the positives from your junior year to your senior year?
Faleru: It felt good to have a great junior year. I am moving forward from my junior year. I will take all the positives from this year and make them even better. I also plan on turning my negatives into positives. I am ready to have a good summer of working out and getting better.

Q: If you could be on a reality TV show, what show would it be and why?
Faleru: I would be on Love and Hip Hop New York so I can meet Tahiry!! 

Q: If you had to pick a theme song to represent the Ole Miss women’s basketball team, what would it be and why?
Faleru: I would choose Maybach Curtains by Meek Mills. I feel like it accurately describes my three years here, but also signifies that there is a brighter future.

Q: What’s your favorite book or TV show?
Faleru: Lock Up is my favorite TV show.

Previous Editions of Roll Call with the Rebels
Gracie Frizzell – July 1
Shequila Joseph – July 8

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