BVU is in Jasmine’s blood, and she couldn’t be prouder to carry on her family of alumni’s BVU traditions by working as an admissions counselor. Jasmine followed in her parents’, aunts and uncles’, and cousins’ footsteps and graduated from BVU in 2018. She joined the Admissions staff so she could share the benefits of being a Beaver with others.
“I wanted to be an admissions counselor because I wasn’t ready to leave this incredible community,” she says. Jasmine looks forward to showing students and their families around the BVU buildings and classrooms, because she feels that stepping foot on campus makes all the difference to those looking to choose the right college.
Many of Jasmine’s best memories at BVU were made with her basketball teammates- many of whom she lived with in BVU suites. “I grew close to my teammates and coaches right away, and it was as if I had an instant family when I came here as a freshman,” she says. Jasmine was awarded with First Team All-Conference accolades her senior year and was dubbed the second leading scorer in the Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference at 18.9 points per game.
Jasmine not only learned how to dominate in Siebens Fieldhouse, but she also developed a greater work ethic, prioritization skills, and time management that can only be acquired through playing a sport or getting involved. Jasmine and her teammates’ success took them to Australia, Costa Rica, Seattle, and California. While she enjoyed her travels, it’s the places and people in Storm Lake that Jasmine really admires. “From the maintenance staff to security and professors, BVU really cares about students’ wellbeing and their success,” she says. “It also doesn’t hurt that we have a lake with a beautiful view right next to campus with so much to do year-round.”
Jasmine spends her free time attending her siblings’ athletic events (including her brother Michael’s who plays basketball at BVU) and serving as an assistant basketball coach for the women’s basketball team.