Get to know Paris Hodges! Although she is just a freshman, she is definitely not struggling to find her place at Brandeis. Her continuous hard work since she was in elementary school has allowed her to become a part of the Brandeis basketball team. She calls them her family. Paris enjoys having a big crowd with her friends and family in the stands, so go out and show her some support!
Hometown: Southampton, NY
Her Campus: What made you want to apply to Brandeis?
Paris Hodges: I wanted a school that would challenge me both athletically and academically.
HC: How do you like your freshmen year so far?
PH: I am enjoying freshmen year. I am learning how to manage my time.
HC: What is one thing you love about Brandeis now that you have been on campus for a semester?
PH: The small class sizes.
HC: If you could change one thing about Brandeis that annoyed you from the start, what would it be?
PH: I would make the campus flatter the hills are hard to climb, especially in the cold weather.
HC: How old were you when you first started playing basketball?
PH: I started playing basketball when I was in third grade.
HC: How do you like being on the basketball team?
PH: I love being a part of the basketball team.
HC: Is it difficult being on the team as a freshman?
PH: No, although I make a lot of mistakes, my team is positive and encouraging.
HC: Is the team extremely competitive within itself, or just towards other teams?
PH: We are competitive and always strive to bring the best out of each other.
HC: Was it hard becoming part of a new team and leaving behind your Southampton one?
PH: No, of course I love and miss my high school team but transitioning was easy because my team welcomed me. We have become a family.
HC: What position do you play?
HC: What are your strengths?
PH: One of my strengths is pushing the ball up the court.
HC: Do you like playing in front of a crowd? If so, why?
PH: Yes, because my friends and family are often in the stands.
HC: Who do you aspire to be like in terms of basketball? (Who’s your inspiration?)
PH: Bria Hartley, because she has been a role model for athletes aspiring to compete at the collegiate level on Long Island and across the country.
HC: Are you happy with the fall season?
PH: I am very proud of my team. We have to continue to play hard and good things will come.