View Full Version : GU's McDonald's All-American

Angelo Roncalli
09-28-2007, 10:24 AM
A great story on Tiffany Shives, GU's first WBB McDonald's All-American:

One former Bulldog men's star, Adam Morrison, first sparked Shives' interest in the school. Like Morrison, Shives has diabetes and read about Morrision's battle with the disease while he was in college, and she had hoped to talk to him and his doctors.

Graves said he found this out when a fan gaves him a copy of a newspaper story and knew he had an in with Shives, whom he didn't recruit.

"We were able to make someone with Type 1 Diabetes not only survive and make do, but also thrive and succeed," Graves said. "That really appealed to her. Everyone in our athletic department knew how to work with someone with diabetes."

Now, Morrison's doctors are her doctors. Shives said she weekly gives doctors her blood-sugar numbers and a detailed list of what she eats at every meal, following a strict plan they set forth for her to maintain maximum energy and health. She has Morrison's cell phone number, and the two have talked about tips to monitor and control their diabetes, as well as shooting some baskets when he's on campus.


09-28-2007, 10:40 AM
Great story

09-28-2007, 04:39 PM
It is all about looking after the person, not just the player!

09-29-2007, 06:11 PM
Shows what a personal decision these things are. Inspirational story.

09-30-2007, 09:55 AM
That's a great story. I'm really looking forward to seeing Tiffanie play. It's nice that she can follow in the footsteps of Mo. That's nice to have a good team of doctor's and staff members already in place that know what to do.