Ashburn, VA (January 29, 2017) – Heritage High School senior, Chris Chapman, verbally committed in December 2016 to play basketball at Hampden-Sydney College starting in the 2017-2018 academic school year.
“I selected Hampden-Sydney College because it was a school that offered quality Business Management and Psychology programs.” Hampden-Sydney provided me an opportunity to play basketball at the collegiate level in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) and obtain a great education,” said Chapman. Hampden-Sydney was chartered in 1775 as a liberal arts college for men, the 10th oldest college in the Southern U.S., and was the last college founded before the American Revolution. The College has a student base over 1,000 in undergraduate and graduate programs taught by faculty of 100. Students come from 32 states in the U.S. and from 11 foreign countries. Hampden-Sydney is located on a 1,340-acre wooded campus in Hampden-Sydney, Virginia, 60 miles southwest of Richmond.
Chapman’s commitment to become a Tiger felt great. “I really felt relieved and I knew my future was set. I was confident in what I was doing and was thrilled to start my college career,” said Chapman. Chapman’s recruiting experience was very interesting because he had a good number of schools that expressed interest in him, but Hampden-Sidney was the first to give him an offer. Chapman will play for Head Coach Dee Vick later this year.
From an academic perspective, Chapman says “the field of study that most interests me is Business Management and Psychology, because it can be used in managing a business or working with people in the future.”
“Chapman has been playing on the hardwood for 11 years, and his fondest memory in high school was as a junior at Heritage HS and his team made it to the regional quarterfinals game. It was the first time in a long time coming. It was great fun playing in a regional game.”
“I am thankful for so many supporters. I am very grateful to have my dad in my life, because he has made a major impact in it. “I thank Coach Kling, Coach Smart, Coach Dex, Coach Carpenter, and Coach Coffman for my success in basketball,” said Chapman. Their coaching helped me be the player that I am today.
In giving advice to others in pursuing their dream, Chapman says “Consider every single college that has interest in you. You know never know where you are going to end up.”
Please join me in congratulating Chris on his commitment to Hampden-Sydney College. Go Tigers!
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Written by Steven Holland
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