Athlete Profile: Chelsea Banis

Sport:  Basketball

Name:  Chelsea Banis
Hometown:  Fairfield, Mont.
Major:  Community Health
Year in School:  Junior
How long involved in sport:  Since second grade.

Why did you start playing?
All my friends played, and I had to play to fit in.

What is your favorite thing about basketball?
My relationship with my teammates.

What is your motivation before a game?
Dancing in the locker room.

Do you have an inspirational person or quote?
It’s not about what you are accomplishing; it’s about what you’re becoming.

Do you have any other hobbies/activities/interests?
I love to cook, shop and play the piano.

What is your favorite class at MSU and why?
Relationship and Family Systems with Bethany Letiecq. She applies the class to real-life issues.  

Do you have any awards/achievements?
I am fifth in field goal percentage in MSU history. I am also a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. I was academic all-conference last year and have been on the honor roll all three years.

Why did you come to MSU?
It is very family-oriented, and everyone is welcoming.

Is there anything else you would like to tell students/readers about basketball?
Our fans give us motivation. We would love to have more fans at games and would love to have the number one attendance in the conference — right now, we are number two behind the Griz.