Women's Basketball

    Getting to Know Freshman Sasha Chaplin

    Go Hoosiers! Freshman Sasha Chaplin
    Go Hoosiers!
    Freshman Sasha Chaplin
    Go Hoosiers!

    Oct. 14, 2008

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - As basketball season gets closer, IUHoosiers.com will continue to give Indiana women's basketball fans a look into the Hoosiers' freshmen class. Next up is Sasha Chaplin.

    Chaplin, 6-3 forward from St. Petersburg, Fla., averaged 16.8 points, 10.1 rebounds, 2.6 steals, 2.3 assists and 2.0 blocks per game her senior season at St. Petersburg Catholic. She was named Team Most Valuable Player after sinking 64.3 percent (205-of-319) of her shots from the field. She ranks in the top-10 of St. Peterburg in career rebounds (1st/1,382), blocked shots (3rd/178), scoring (3rd/1,382) and in steals (9th/181). She scored a career-high 31 points in the 2008 Florida state championship game, and was named SPC Female Athlete of the Year while also earning all-county, all-Suncoast and first team all-state.

    The daughter of Maureen Chaplin, Chaplin was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. and intends to major in pre-criminal justice.

    Getting to Know Sasha Chaplin
    Why did you choose Indiana?

    I chose Indiana because I felt that it was the best fit for me. I wanted to come to a program that was established, has coaches and players that work hard, and be able to come in and help make an impact and contribute to the team and take the program to the next level.

    Who has been the biggest influence in your life and why?

    My biggest influences in my life is my mother and family. My mother is the biggest influence because she has raised me to become a responsible and mature young woman. She made sacrifices for me to play basketball and to make sure I had a good life growing up, so I feel that it is time that I start making sacrifices for her so the rest of her life is better. And my family is also a big influence because they support me in everything that I do and are always there for me just like my mother.



    Do you have any pre-game rituals and what are they?

    Yes, I listen to music to get hyped and try to get focus for the game.

    According to Sasha:
    I have: to work hard to achieve my goals and dreams.
    I want: to help win one or more NCAA Titles and become one of the best players to attend Indiana.
    I will: cherish these next four years because I can never get them back.
    I can: do anything I put my mind to.
    I love: my mother and family!!!


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