Monday, May 17, 2010

Whatever happened to....ODU's Jazzmin Walters

For years, you know their every move. Then one day they move on to the next chapter in their lives. New faces take their place. Their statistics are in the archives. A new era begins. Often we wonder, "Whatever happened to....?"

  LadySwish is tracking many of the former players and coaches from the programs across the state and asking them what they're doing now. We'll tell you what they told us. If there's someone you've wondered about, please let us know and we'll add her to the mix.

We start with Jazzmin Walters of Old Dominion.

Claim to fame: Pint-sized point guard ran the Lady Monarchs with crowd-pleasing style from 2005-09 and splashed one of the biggest shots in recent program history - a 3-pointer with 4.8 seconds in overtime to lift ODU past Virginia in the second round of the 2008 NCAA tournament.
Where is Walters now?  
Fort Benjamin Harrison, Ind.. Walters joined the Army after graduating from Old Dominion in 2009, starting the adventure in Ft. Jackson, S.C.
What she's doing (in her words):
"Basic training was the the hardest but most unforgettable experience of my life. I went in the winter time, so it was below freezing most of the days. Ten-mile marches, 2-mile runs every day can get tired.; 4 am wake ups and they have you training from the time you wake up until lights out at 9 p.m. It was a loooong 10 weeks, but a once in a lifetime experience. 
"So far I love the Army. I think its the best decision I've made in my life. I'm currently at my first duty station, which is Fort Ben Harrison. I love it out here, although I do miss family. I plan on staying in the Army for 20 years and then retiring. The all-Army basketball season starts in July, and I will be a part of it. We travel and play different military branches. Recently I played in the Coca Cola Classic Tournament in Washington, D.C.., and we won the championship game. We beat a team from the Air Force who were stationed out in Ohio.
Overall, the Army has been treating me good. I love to travel and I can't stay in one spot too long. That's why I decided to join. I have no regrets or complaints about far."

1 comment:

  1. Greatest player to ever wear a monarch jersey.