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Voices of SEU Deja Ingram

Voices of SEU: Deja Ingram


Morristown, N.J. (July 11, 2019) – Deja Ingram, '19, has been playing basketball since she was just eight years old. While she excelled in the sport all throughout high school, her confidence wavered when contemplating playing collegiately.

"I was so worried that I wouldn't perform well in college that I lost my love for playing ball," explains Ingram. "But meeting the players and coaches at SEU encouraged me to keep going."

Fortunately for the Eagles, Ingram's passion returned and her talent on the court has grown exponentially. In fact, she's become the first person in SEU history to earn 1,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds.

Despite this impressive accomplishment, Ingram has never allowed her athletic prowess to obscure her sense of humility.

"You're nothing without the whole team," says Ingram, who plays as a small forward. "You need everyone working together to succeed."

After graduating, Ingram plans on enrolling in SEU's master of arts in counseling psychology program. She's particularly interested in becoming a school counselor and helping high schoolers uncover their passions.

"I had great counselors at SEU and they helped me figure out exactly what I want to do with my life," says Ingram. "So, I'd like to return the favor."