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Crystal’s Freshman Experience

Name: Crystal Zapata

Age: 20

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.

  1. Barb Garnett
    Barb GarnettMarch 15, 2017

    I am so PROUD of you Crystal. Not only for your basketball, which I am truly excited about, but for your lack of lack of fear to try and go and experience new adventures. You are a inspiration to me and all that know you. The sky is the limit my sweet friend.
    I had no sadness when I left you that day in Hot Springs, for I knew your ability to make friends and excel.
    I love you sooooo much, and it is my utmost honor and pleasure to know you and call you my friend and Sister in Christ.
    Love, Surfer Barb Garnett

  2. Surfer Barb Garnett
    Surfer Barb GarnettMarch 21, 2017

    Crystal Rocks in all areas of her life.


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