Athlete Showcase: Dowagiac’s Tamia Rimpson

Tamia Rimpson is a freshman on the Dowagiac track team.

What has been one of your greatest accomplishments as an athlete?

TR: Making varsity basketball, qualifying for regionals in track.

What has been one of your biggest disappointments as an athlete?

TR: Wanting to give up and quit.

Tamia Rimpson

Who is a “hero” in your life and why?

TR: My dad. He supports me in everything I do.

When are you the most nervous while you are competing?

TR: When I am at the starting line and they’re about the shoot the gun.

Describe an embarrassing athletic moment.

TR: My first time using starting blocks in one of my races.

How do you tend to work out/train when by yourself?

TR: I only work out when we have practice.

What other sport would you like to compete in if you were not playing yours?

TR: Volleyball.

Why are sports an important part of a high school experience?

TR: They could help me get into the colleges I might want to go to.

How would you give away $50,000?

TR: I would split it with my best friends Kyleah Hill and Kira Schmidt.

If you could be the head coach of a team for a year, what team would you choose?

TR: Dowagiac.

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