Although a freshman at Lewis and Clark, Tiana Wiseman is a volleyball veteran with nine years of experience at the net.
Wiseman, a center hitter from Marble Hill, Missouri, graduated from Woodland High School in 2019, where she was a four-sport athlete. In addition to volleyball, she was a member of the basketball, softball and track and field teams.
“I wanted to continue to play volleyball out of high school,” Wiseman said. “I already knew one of the Trailblazers players, so Lewis and Clark was a comfortable choice.”
Wiseman considers fellow Marble Hill native and Trailblazers center hitter, sophomore Emma Rinacke, a mentor.
“She’s a really good middle,” Wiseman said. “She knows where to place the ball.”
In high school, Wiseman earned placement on the All-conference, All-WIT and All-District teams.
Wiseman says the memories she and her new teammates have made on an off the court are among of the highlights of her time at L&C. That bond is the reason she recommends the sport to other athletes.
“It’s a great way to be part of a family,” Wiseman said. “They make you feel surrounded by family even when your family is far away. I want to play volleyball for as long as I can.”
When it comes to the L&C campus, Wiseman says the small size and the friendliness reminds her of home.
“The best thing about being a Trailblazer are the people and the community,” she said. “Academically, I love the classes and the teachers.”
Wiseman wants to pursue a science degree in the hopes of becoming a veterinarian. Her goal is to continue playing volleyball at a four-year university.