CULLOWHEE, N.C. – With Western Carolina, women’s basketball continues to eye the home and season opener to the 2019-20 season when the Catamounts host UVA-Wise at 7 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Ramsey Center.

In continuing women’s basketball Q&A sessions, next up is redshirt junior forward Tembre Moates from Greenwoods, S.C.  


Name: Tembre Moates

Major: Psychology


What is your nickname?: Tem

What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?: Vanilla Bean

What is your favorite animal at the zoo?: Elephant

What is your favorite off-season activity?: Shopping

If you were a superhero, what powers would you want?: Invisibility

What is your favorite holiday?: Christmas

Which teammate makes you laugh the most?: Kyla Allison

What celebrity would you most like to meet?: Kobe Bryant



Three positive words your teammate would use to describe you as a person?: Caring, supportive and thoughtful.

What motivates you to work hard?: My family.

What is something you always love doing, even when you are tired or rushed?: Shopping.

Who is the most important person in your life?: My mother

As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?: Veterinarian

What was the best advice you were ever given?: Don’t forget to play.

What position do you play – and what is the one key thing to know about the playing that position?: Forward – Being powerful and light on your feet.  

If you weren’t playing basketball – what sport would you have played in college?: Track and field.  

One major goal for the 2019 season?: Being one with the team with one heartbeat.   



What made you choose Western Carolina University?: Family-like environment.

What has been your favorite class to take at WCU?: Psychology senior seminar.  

What is your favorite part about being a student-athlete at Western Carolina?: Having my school paid for, graduating without debt.  

What is the most challenging thing about being a student-athlete at Western Carolina?: Having free time to do other things on campus.

What is your favorite thing about home games in Cullowhee?: The atmosphere.

What does #CatamountCountry mean to you?: Family  

What is your favorite quote or saying from Head Coach Kiley Hill?: “Baseline.”

What does it mean to play in front of a large home-game crowd at WCU?: Support and love.

What has been your favorite athletic moment at Western Carolina?: Putting on a WCU jersey.

What will you miss MOST about being a Catamount?: The family environment.

What does your athletic scholarship mean to you?: My scholarship means everything to me. I’m so grateful and thankful for having my schooling paid for.   

What message would you like to send to Catamount Nation?: Thank you for your support and love.

Men’s and women's basketball season tickets are on sale now. For ticketing information call the Catamount Ticket Office at (828) 227-2401. Tickets can also be purchased online at