JUST A KID
First Annual Gala!
Most prolific scorer in the history of the women's basketball program at Eastern Michigan University.
First player to score over 500 points in three consecutive seasons at Eastern Michigan University.
The most three-pointers scored in a single contest - 10 triples vs. Kent State, Feb. 11, 2012.
A three-time All-Mid-American Conference First Team
Services, Activities & Scholarships
1st Annual Fundraising Gala
Black Tie Event
The Tavelyn James Foundation is a Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation seeking to help children reach their full potential as a student and athlete. To help children get an opportunity to improve their education as well as life skills, so they can increase their chances to improve their communities. To help raise money for student athletes and children looking to expand their education. Allowing them to continue their education to succeed and better their communities by promoting next generation higher standards. To conduct charitable services to better the community while developing our youth. To eliminate devaluing our youth, to coordinate economically sound leadership skills. Teaching children to develop and embrace progression while continuing to serve their communities.
We will commit to help children in impoverish communities get an opportunity to further their education as well as life skills so they can increase their chances of getting out of an impoverish environment. To embrace value-added resources to allow children to disseminate leadership skills to promote next-generation deliverables while maintaining the highest standards.
The Tavelyn James Foundation was founded by Professional Women's Basketball player, Tavelyn James Tillman.
The Foundation is committed to teaching children to develop and embrace progression while serving their communities.
Quotes about Tavelyn James and the Foundation
The former Eagle guard was not new to the international game when she started her professional career, as she was the first student-athlete from the MAC to compete in the Pan Am Games before the start of her senior campaign, Oct. 21-25, 2011, in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Tavelyn boasts numerous program records, including the top three spots for points scored in a single season; the top five spots for points scored in a single game, her highest total being 42 points against Northeastern, 2011; and most three-pointers scored in a single contest, as she drained 10 triples versus Kent State, 2012.
As a star on the court and in the classroom, James was the recipient of the 2012 Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, which is presented annually by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame to an outstanding 5-foot-8 and under athlete who excels both athletically and academically.