Ole Miss Sports

The main part of my life at Ole Miss revolved around sports and specifically Rebel sports. I was a student volunteer at the Ole Miss Sports Information department and that got me interested in everything "Rebel." Ole Miss junior guard Takela Corbitt

I worked primarily with women's and men's basketball at Ole Miss, though I also worked with men's and women's tennis while working with the SID. In addition to my SID work I also worked at the student newspaper, The Daily Mississippian.

My time at the DM, as it was affectionately called, was spent as a Sports writer covering any women's sport on campus from riflery to volleyball and women's hoops. I also did cover men's tennis and some other sports like that. During my tenure as Sports Editor, i made it my committment to make coverage of women's sports as much of a priority as the men's sports. The work took a lot out of me but it paid off and I enjoyed seeing the fans of those sports happy. Jennifer Gillom, WNBA Star

I also got to meet some interesting people through my affiliation with Ole Miss athletics. One of the most memorable is Jennifer Gillom, a standout in the women's basketball program who now plays for the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA. Gillom is a wonderful person and a great athlete who has won olympic medals and was named to All-America teams. She is behind only her older sister, Peggie, on the scoring list at Ole Miss.

I am now at Florida, where it all began, and it has been tough being in the same conference with the Rebels and having to work with a team that plays against them. Luckily they don't play often and my friends down here are very understanding. Somehow I have found a way to make it work and even managed to convert some to being Ole Miss fans as well. Courtney and Me with Colonel Reb and Albert the Alligator at the 2001 SEC Tournament

I hope that I am able to continue to work in a sports related field in the future becuase that is truly what I love. Whether it is in media relations or covering the sport as a reporter, I know the sideline is where I belong.