Athlete Spotlight: Jasmine Goins
The Lookout Staff Writer Arianne Olayinka recently conversed with women’s basketball player Jasmine Goins. The freshman, who graduated from Waverly High School, is a sociology major at Lansing Community College.
When did you start playing basketball?
"I started playing basketball when I was 7, I'd say."
Why did you start playing ball?
"I started playing basketball because all my brothers played (and) my dad played. I grew up from a really athletic family. It was natural."
What position do you play?
"I play shooting guard and point guard."
How does athletics make you a better student?
"I would say athletics makes me a better student by teaching me discipline. My coach is really strong on discipline and has really taught me a lot on and off the court dealing with discipline."
What is the best part about competing?
"Being able to see who can handle it and the ability to work with others to achieve the same goal."
What is your game-day routine?
"I make sure I eat something good before the game and I hydrate and listen to good music."
What has been your favorite basketball memory so far?
"My favorite basketball memory so far has been our team traveling to Delta Community College for the weekend and really getting to know one another through team bonding and having roommates at the hotels."
What are your goals for the remainder of the season?
"My number one goal is to contribute on both sides of the court and continue to keep going with a positive head."
What advice would you give to someone who wants to play basketball?
"Make sure this is something that you want to put all your time and energy into."
What are your future basketball plans?
"I plan to stay at LCC next year and hopefully finish my associate degree."