Name: Crystal Zapata
Hometown: Houston, TX
Crystal has found her home in Hot Springs, Arkansas. She was first contacted by Coach Brad Phillips about playing basketball in the fall of 2017. Although, she hadn’t looked at any colleges at that point, she determined that moving to Champion was where God was leading her. It didn’t take long before she fell in love with it. “It’s like one big family,” Crystal said. She enjoys the smaller class setting and being able to get to know everyone on campus.
You’ll probably be able to find Crystal on the basketball court practicing and improving her layups. She is determine to make Champion’s first girls basketball team the best it can be. She is super confident in the upcoming season. So far, Champion has signed seven girls who will represent Champion on the court this fall. Coach Phillips looks at more than just talent; your character is what matters most. ” I am so excited for everyone to get here and for practices to start. It’s going to be a great season!”, Crystal added.
Another favorite place you can find Crystal is Capachi’s Coffee Shop. She enjoys spending her time studying for class while drinking an iced coffee with caramel and cream.
You don’t have to spend very much time with Crystal before you discover her passion for the game of basketball. She loves being at Champion and is excited to represent the Tiger’s on the court.