Student-athlete holiday memories: Moneisha Goldsborough

Augusta University women's basketball player Moneisha Goldsborough.

Moneisha Goldsborough is one of two seniors on the women’s basketball team this season. The 6-foot forward is working her way back from an injury and has played only one minute so far this season.

Here are some of her favorite holiday memories:

Did you believe in Santa Claus as a child?

Yes, for a long period of time until my family told me he wasn’t real. I did have my doubts though, at the time.

What is your first Christmas memory?

When I was 4 when I found out what Christmas was really about.

What was the best gift you ever got?

Cellphone. I didn’t have a phone before then and I think all of my friends already had one.

What was the worst gift you ever got?

The Easy-Bake Oven. The food wasn’t all that.

What is one family tradition you will carry on when you start a family?

Everyone sleeping over at my mom’s house and then waking up on Christmas Day together.

When do you start listening to Christmas music: the start of November or a few days before Dec. 25?

Right after Thanksgiving.

What is the one song that makes it feel like the holidays?

[starts singing] “Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way.”

What is your go-to holiday movie?

I like Home Alone. That’s one I always watch before Christmas.

What is your favorite part of The 12 Days of Christmas?

[starts singing] “Nine ladies dancing, eight maids a milking …”

What is the one dish you have to have for it to feel like Christmas?

I have to have my grandmother’s chicken dressing.

What is your least favorite holiday side dish?

I hate candied yams.

Do you unwrap gifts, on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day?

One gift on Christmas Eve and the rest on Christmas Day.

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Miguelangelo Hernandez is a senior communications and media coordinator at Augusta University. He covers College of Allied Health Sciences, College of Nursing, The Dental College of Georgia, College of Science and Mathematics and Augusta University Athletics. You can reach him at or (706) 993-6411.

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