Basketball player’s quiet demeanor belies her competitive play

Hazaria Washington's outstanding basketball skills recently caught the attention of KSDK (Channel 5). The junior guard for the UMSL Tritons was featured in a recent story. (Photo by Danny Reise)

On the surface, Hazaria Washington is soft spoken and has a quiet demeanor. But get her on the basketball court, and she transforms into a fierce competitor.

Instead of being boastful about her athletic exploits, the University of Missouri–St. Louis junior guard lets her play do the talking. She’s averaging a double-double for the UMSL Tritons and a team-high 15 points and 11 rebounds a game. And she was named UMSL’s first-ever Great Lakes Valley Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week.

KSDK (Channel 5) sports anchor Renee Knotts stopped by campus to interview Washington, a communications major, and Tritons head coach Katie Vaughn. A feature story aired Nov. 29 on KSDK.


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