By Dave Merchant firstname.lastname@example.org
Chelsea’s Riley Davis has signed with Wayne State University to play basketball. She is a senior with two sport talents.
She plays basketball and track and field. In hoops she is an all-around guard, and in track and field she does the high jump.
“I love the location of Wayne State. Often when people hear “Detroit” they get nervous, but the campus is beautiful and safe,” Davis said. “The coaches are great as well. I could tell I would be a good match with them from the day I first met them. I also really liked the way that the coaches and the university support student athletes. Academics are really important to me so I’m excited that it is something they put emphasis on.”
The WSU Head Coach is Carrie Lohr and Assistant is Karen Lafata.
Her favorite subjects are Math, Science and Psychology. “It’s very hard to pick a favorite (teacher) because every year I have incredible teachers,” she said. “One that stands out to me is Mr. Zainea because he is always so positive and supportive of every student. I believe these types of teachers are responsible for much of students’ success inside and outside of the classroom.”
She has high goals for herself. “Right now I want to go into psychology, specifically child psychology,” she said. “ I’m passionate about helping people in any way that I can so whatever I end up doing I know I want to be making people’s lives better.”
Her mom is Tressie Davis and dad is Robert W. Davis. She has two brothers and one sister: Robert A. Davis (12), Dominic Davis (25) and Alex Davis (14).
Her hobbies include keeping busy in body and mind.
“When I’m not playing sports I love anything to do with music,” she said. “This could be playing the piano, singing, or just listening. I also love going on hikes with my mom when I get the chance.”
She has good advice for younger athletes. “As you get older your talent becomes less and less of a part of your game,” she said. “When you’re young talent can win games, but in later years it’s the hours you put in outside of the games that win them. Don’t always rely on what you naturally have because it can only help you in the short run whereas practice and hard work can help take you anywhere.”