Born and raised in Utah, Tanisha Anderson competes for the Bruins women’s softball team, and she does it well.
Starting at the young age of eleven, Anderson decided she was going to embark on a journey to become the best softball player that she could be.
It didn’t take her long to find out that the sport of softball was something she would become very accustomed to.
After a few years of playing little league baseball, Anderson found herself chasing down balls for Murray High School.
She lettered in Varsity all four years at Murray, which earned her a full ride scholarship to Salt Lake Community College.
Upon arrival at SLCC, Anderson quickly became a household name batting and amazing .393 while displaying great performance, which led her team to the nationals where they fell just short of first place, taking second.
Anderson had a powerful presence in the national tournament her freshman year and was awarded All-Tournament team honors.
As for the regular season, she was awarded All-Region
“Softball is a place where I can truly be myself; it never judges me,” said Anderson, who is majoring in nursing.
Although she excels on the field, it does not completely define who she is. Because of her ambition to be more than just an exceptional athlete, Anderson’s abilities extend off the field as well.
She is one of the top softball players on her team, however, behind the blue Bruin jersey lies a young woman who desires to have an impact on the world by helping people through a career in nursing.
“I just love helping people, especially injured people,” said Anderson.
Her love for helping people stems from her deep admiration and value for family.
“Family is strongly important to me;they are my backbone and keep me strong,” said Anderson.
Family is something that she is still connected to while attending SLCC
Her older brother Jeremy Miya walks the same campus as she does.
“It’s nice having someone that I can speak to about my feelings and problems everyday,” said Anderson.
Anderson has a strong personality and a bright smile to go with it, she knows what she wants to accomplish and has a good idea on how she is going to reach those goals.
“I don’t give into peer pressure, and I stay strong to my own morals and values. I am just kind of my own person,” said Anderson.
Anderson and her fellow Bruins have been having and exceptional season, they hope to make it to Nationals again, and this time take first.
Following the season’s end, Anderson will take her talents to Southern Utah University, where she plans to finish out her degree and start her quest to making a difference in the world.