The transition from high school to university athletics can be challenging for a first-year player. Brought to you in partnership with TDF Sports, we’re featuring a first-year athlete from each of our seven varsity sports each month this season. This month we take a closer look at women’s basketball player Chloe Wilson and her path to the AUS!
Chloe was born in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia and has played basketball since she was six years old. A forward, Chloe is majoring in arts.
Have you always played the same position?
Yes, I have always played forward.
What other sports did you play growing up?
I played soccer for a couple of years when I was younger and flag football in junior high.
Who is somebody in sport you admired growing up?
Somebody I admired when growing up and still do admire in sport is my dad (Jason Wilson) because he was one of the best basketball players around.
What is the most memorable moment in your career so far?
My most memorable moment in my career so far is going undefeated and winning provincials as team captain in my senior year of high school.
What made you choose Dalhousie University?
It is a great school academically and I felt very welcomed by everyone on my basketball visit.
What are some differences you’ve noticed playing for the Tigers compared to previous teams?
It is a lot more intense playing on a university team as it comes with greater responsibility, but I also have more support from my teammates and coaches.
Why do you love basketball?
I love basketball because it has always been a big part of my life. I grew up watching my family members play and be successful and it made me want to do the same thing.
Did any of your family members attend Dalhousie University?
Both my older brother and aunt attended Dal.
How have you enjoyed your time with the Tigers so far?
I have really enjoyed my time with the team so far. I have great teammates who have become great friends. I’m thankful to be apart of the progress we’ve made as a team.
How have you enjoyed classes/the university so far?
I like my classes at Dal. It has been a transition from high school but after settling in, I am really enjoying it.
What are some of your interests outside of sports?
Hanging out with my friends and relaxing when I have the time to.
Fast Fact Questions
Favourite food? Pad Thai
Favourite movie? Black Panther
Must have warm-up song or current favourite song? BOP BY DaBaby
Favourite professional athlete or team? The Raptors/Pascal Siakam
What do you want to be when you grow up? A criminal defence lawyer
Any pre-game/race superstitions/routines? Self pep talks