Middle Georgia State MVP: Anastasiia Vasileva

Author: News Bureau
Posted: Monday, February 16, 2015 12:22 PM
Categories: Honors/Awards | Finding Greatness | Students | College of Arts and Sciences


Macon, GA


Anastasiia Vasileva is on the President’s List and Knights tennis team – a true scholar-athlete.

Full Name: Anastasiia Vasileva.

Age: 20.

Hometown: Perm, Russia.

Residence: Cochran.

High School: English School NF, where she participated in Drama Club.

Family: Mom, Olga Vasileva; dad, Nikolay Vasileva; sister, Dasha Vasileva.

Current Employment: Full-time student.

Degree Objective: Bachelor of Arts in New Media and Communications.

Class Rank: Junior.

Primary Campus: Cochran.

Activities: The Statement student newspaper, tennis team, volunteer in the Athletic Department helping with videography.

Career Goals: “I would like to pursue a career in sport journalism, focusing on tennis, because I realized that I couldn’t become a professional player but I didn’t want to give up on my dream of meeting the people in the tennis world that I have admired for so long.”

She chose Middle Georgia State College because … “I liked the tennis coach and the location of the school.”

The one thing that surprised her about Middle Georgia State was … “No big surprises but I was happy to find everyone was so welcoming and friendly.”

Her favorite professor is … “Rebecca Edwards. She helps me search for internships so that I can gain practical experience in mass communications.”

Her favorite place to study is … “My teammate’s dorm room.”

One thing people don’t know about her is … “I play Snooker.”

My friends make fun of her because … “I have an accent.”

The one person she’d most like to meet is … “Roger Federer, because he is a tennis legend.”

Five years from now she sees herself … “As a writer for a tennis publication or a reporter for a news channel.”