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Sophomore LHP Shane Sdao (38) reacts after a strikeout during Texas A&Ms game against Texas at Disch-Falk Field on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
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Junior Mary Stoiana reacts during Texas A&M’s match against Oklahoma at the NCAA Women’s Tennis Regional at Mitchell Tennis Center on Sunday, May 5, 2024. (CJ Smith/The Battalion)
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Beekeeper Shelby Dittman scoops bees back into their hive during a visit on Friday, April 5, 2024. (Kyle Heise/The Battalion)
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Kennedy White, 19, sits for a portrait in the sweats she wore the night of her alleged assault inside the Y.M.C.A building that holds Texas A&M’s Title IX offices in College Station, Texas on Feb. 16, 2024 (Ishika Samant/The Battalion).
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Scenes from '74
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Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
Farewell from the graduating Battalion staff of 2024
The Battalion May 4, 2024

Silver Taps honors students | Eleshea Pride

Eleshea, was born Jan. 9, 1983, in Dallas. Her parents Calvin and Alma Pride said that she always wanted to Texas A&M and follow in her brother Broderick’s footsteps who graduated from A&M. She is survived by four brothers: Broderick, Derrick, Jason and Joshua.
“She enjoyed shopping, babysitting, talking on the phone, and doing volunteer work at the church and in the community,” Alma said. “She was interested in modeling and enjoyed getting in pageants.”
John Robert Powell’s modeling agency recognized Eleshea’s natural beauty and she participated in the Miss Teen Texas Pageant and the Miss Southeast Texas Scholarship Pageant.
Eleshea attended Skyline High School in Dallas where she played tennis. In a personal vision statement she described her core values as being service, community, excellence, integrity.
After graduation from A&M, her mother said Eleshea planned to go into real estate development. She had already talked to Bank of America and City Bank about jobs. Her long-term goal was to develop her own construction company.
“Her graduation present was supposed to be a trip to Paris, France,” Alma said.
“I used to joke with her and tell her she was my favorite daughter,” Alma said. “She would then say ‘Momma I’m your only daughter’ and I would say, well that is what makes you real special.”

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