June 13, 2024

Jade Simpson ’24 went to holy cross high school in Latonia, KY and is from Edgewood, KY. Jade is an Exercise Science major.

Bailee Lyons: How long have you played?

Jade Simpson: I started playing basketball in the 3rd grade for an Upward Sport, a church league.

BL: What got you started into playing?

JS: My parents!

BL: Are there any challenges with your major that may interfere with your sport?

JS: Not really any challenges with my major.

BL: What are you involved in outside of sports?

JS: I am in a sorority called Gamma Phi Beta, I am in NSLS, Pre Health-Club, and I have two different on-campus jobs.

BL: Who would you say is the team’s biggest rival?

JS: DePauw and Ohio Wesleyan.

BL: What’s your favorite part of Witt?

JS: How close-knit the community is.

BL: What is your main goal as a player during your career at Witt?

JS: To win both the regular season and the conference championship.

BL: What is the biggest piece of advice a coach has given you?

JS: Remember to take it one day at a time and to emphasize the importance of focusing on the day in front of you, rather than feeling overwhelmed by long-term goals.

BL: If you did not play basketball, what would you play instead?

JS: Soccer!

BL: What is your pregame ritual?

JS: Getting my hair braided before every game.

BL: What’s your pregame song?

JS: “Solo” by Future.

BL: What is your pregame meal?

JS: Homemade chili.

BL: What’s your favorite part of practice?

JS: 5-minute scrimmages!

BL: What is your favorite building on campus?

JS: HWA.

BL: If you had one word to describe your team, what would it be?

JS: Two words: quirky and silly.

BL: What’s your plan after graduation?

JS: My plan after graduation is to take my 5th year to play basketball, apply for physical therapy school, and become a pediatric physical therapist or sports medicine physical therapist.

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