Student Spotlight: Jovanna Gustave

Jovanna Gustave is a new transfer students from Barbados. (Photo supplied by Jovanna Gustave)

By Shanthamoi Brown/Clarion News

LINCOLN UNIVERSITY – This year the Clarion News will be spotlighting students new to campus and community. This week, we decided to speak with a new transfer student-athlete.

CLARION: What is your name?

GUSTAVE: My name is Jovanna Gustave.

CLARION: Where are you from?


GUSTAVE: I am from Barbados.

CLARION: Are you originally from the island of Barbados?

GUSTAVE: No, I was born in Guyana, but I grew up in Barbados since I was two years old.

CLARION: Why choose to represent Barbados and not Guyana?


GUSTAVE: Because I grew up there all my life. I went to school there, from primary school to secondary school, and then I came here to America, so I decided to represent Barbados.

CLARION: What is your classification?

GUSTAVE: I am a transferring sophomore.

CLARION: Where are you transferring from?

GUSTAVE: Wayland Baptist (Texas)

CLARION: What are you majoring in?

GUSTAVE: Sports Management.

CLARION: Why did you choose Lincoln University?

GUSTAVE: For track for sure, because Lincoln has a very good track program, so that is why I came here.

CLARION: How are classes going so far?

GUSTAVE: It is fun. Lincoln is different from all the other schools I have went to before. So far, all my classes been chill, nothing hard, and is been good.

CLARION: Do you do any sports here?

GUSTAVE: Yes, I do track and field.

CLARION: What events do you participate in?

GUSTAVE: The 100m and 200m.

CLARION: Do you prefer any over the other?

GUSTAVE: Yes, I prefer the 100m, because I want to hurry and get it over with.

CLARION: What are your plans for the rest of the semester?

GUSTAVE: To focus on passing all my classes with A’s and B’s and to remain focused all the way.

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