SAAC Spotlight: Montana State Billings' Tierney Messmer
Montana State Billings' Tierney Messmer led the Yellowjackets and ranked seventh in the conference with an 82 stroke average over 12 rounds.
Montana State Billings' Tierney Messmer led the Yellowjackets and ranked seventh in the conference with an 82 stroke average over 12 rounds.
Tierney Messmer
Tierney Messmer

Friday, June 25, 2021

Part of a regular series.

Throughout the year, uses this space to profile conference student-athletes who are members of their respective institutions’ Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC). In addition to providing feedback on the student-athlete experience, conference and institutional SAAC members also offer input on the rules, regulations and policies that affect student-athletes’ lives on NCAA member institution campuses.

Name: Tierney Messmer
Women’s Golf
Montana State University Billings
Healthcare Administration
Sidney, Montana

Why Did You Choose To Attend Montana State Billings?: I loved the size of the campus, the friendly atmosphere and the opportunity to continue playing the sport I love.

What Is Your Favorite Class You Have Taken And Why?: I took Healthcare Law and Ethics and it was so interesting to me. I learned so much about legal and ethical issues in the healthcare system.

Who Is Your Favorite Professor And What Did You Enjoy About Learning From Him Or Her?: My favorite professor is Salma Boumediene. She is always friendly, willing to help, encouraging and supportive. She teaches her classes well and truly cares about her students.

Years Involved In SAAC: Two years.

The Reason You Chose To Get Involved In SAAC: I was so excited to help our athletic programs prosper and get involved in the community. I love the feeling of making someone’s day or helping out in some manner and SAAC provides me with that opportunity.

Most Memorable SAAC Activity To Date: Helping to sell toys and other gifts at the Billings Christmas Stroll.

How Do You Feel Participating In SAAC Will Help You In Life After You Graduate?: Participating in SAAC has drastically prepared me for life after college. It will help me to become a leader in my profession and develop communication, leadership and time management skills, all of which are important in anything that I do.

What Does It Mean To You To Be A Division II Student-Athlete?: It means working hard and doing my best every single day at practice and tournaments to represent my team to the best of my ability. I am fortunate to be able to compete at this level and I need to show how thankful and proud I am to be an MSUB student-athlete.

What Is The Most Important Thing You’ve Learned About Balancing Athletics And Academics?: Being a student-athlete is a big commitment and takes a lot of dedication. It is still the best years of my life and has taught me how to manage my time and balance my athletics, schoolwork and social life.

Favorite Thing About Competing In The GNAC: Meeting new people and traveling to new places.

Most Memorable Sports-Related Moments: Winning states during my senior year of high school and winning the Olympia golf tournament with my team during my freshman year at MSUB.

Best Advice You’d Give To An Incoming Freshman: Never take anything for granted and always count your blessings.

If You Could Spend The Day With One Person (Past Or Present), Who Would It Be (And Why)?: I would spend the day with my grandpa, Neale. I would love to spend a day in his shoes and get to know him. I know he was one amazing man.

Extracurricular Activities: Golfing, hanging out with family and friends and attempting to cook.

Future Goals After Graduation: I want to become a CEO of a nursing home facility.

Favorite Sports Team: Minnesota Vikings.

Favorite Athlete: Rickie Fowler.

One Thing People Don’t Know About You Is: I am technically only 5 years old since I was born on a leap year.