All-around athlete, great academics, God-fearing and a gifted musician are a few of the attributes that Bahamian Michael Cooper possesses. Now, Michael, a former BLTA junior athlete can add graduate to that list!
The Bahamas Lawn Tennis Association would like to extend hearty congratulations to Michael on obtaining a Bachelors degree with 3 majors in five (5) years! Michael was also a part of Drake University’s Athletic team. running the 800 metres. We are happy for him and are extremely proud of his achievements.
Michael shared with us on his college journey: “Listen! it feels so great to be done with university! It was a five-year journey that definitely
was not always a smooth one. It was filled with uncertainties, trying to adapt to cultural differences around me, and it challenged me in many areas of my mind, will and emotions. From the beginning to the end, God was my all and all. I was most definitely not perfect, but there is no doubt that the hands of my Heavenly Father were all over my journey, growing as a young man, away from my own country.”
“Mikey” also shared with us on his graduation experience: “Finishing my Bachelor’s of Science in Business & Public Administration, with 3
majors: Actuarial Science, Data Analytics & Information Systems, I had never dreamed that I would complete three majors in five years! I didn’t see the money to even add an additional year, but God provided for me when I could not even do so for myself! I overcame physical barriers, financial barriers, mental and emotional battles, being misunderstood, being rejected, being discouraged, and fought to hear God’s voice and purpose, in the midst of so many other voices screaming into my conscience. With all this being said, I praise God for the victory! I’m so glad I made it, I am so grateful. And my battles have only proved that I am lost, and that I am nothing without Jesus Christ who has breathed his life into me!“
The BLTA wishes Mikey continued success. May God continue to guide and order his steps!
Original Post Date: 18/5/2020