Tiffany Kornegay, the NESCAC women's basketball
Defensive Player of the Year in 2012, helped the Tufts Jumbos
surpass expectations last season. After two straight conference
tournament quarterfinal exits, and the loss of all-time leading
scorer Colleen Hart in 2011, Tufts was projected to be in the
middle of the pack in the NESCAC.
Instead, the Jumbos went 8-2 in the league for second place and advanced to the final in the conference tournament. Their 23-7 record is the second-most wins in team history, they hosted an NCAA Regional for the first time in the program's history, and they made the program's second appearance in the NCAA sectional round.
Kornegay, a 5-6 guard, ranked second in the conference with 8.7 rebounds per game and made 2.47 steals per contest. She scored at a 7.7 points-per-game pace and led the Jumbos with 85 assists (2.8 per game).
In the fall 2012, Kornegay will be working at Choate Rosemary Hall (Wallingford, Conn.) as a psychology teacher and will also be helping out with the girls' basketball team, as well as the track & field team. During the summer she taught psychology in Choate's Summer Program, which helped her get acclimated with the school and its students.
"Working here for the summer has been a wonderful experience," she said. "I am an advisor and teacher to students who live all across the United States and around the world. By doing this, I am being introduced to new cultures and learning styles. I really look forward to the academic year."
Kornegay is also a talented lyricist. She has been writing music since the summer prior to her freshman year at Tufts. Under the name LethaL Flo, she has lyrically composed and recorded over 30 songs.
"Writing music is something I will always do," she said. "Listening to my music helps me remember and reflect on the good times and bad, but mostly good. I think of it as my audio journal that helps me keep track of important people and events that took place in my life."
You can listen to Tiffany's music for free at http://www.reverbnation.com/l3thalflo.