Natalie Chou plays college basketball for UCLA. She just finished her redshirt junior season after transferring to the Bruins from Baylor University.
Chou played her high school basketball in Plano, Texas, where she helped her team to a 6A State Regional Championship in 2015, and was a McDonald’s High School All-American in 2016. She was also a member of the USA Basketball U17 squad that won a gold medal in the FIBA U17 World Championships.
Chou’s mom, Quanli Li, played basketball for the Chinese National Team.
On March 26, Chou wrote a first-person piece for ESPN on the anti-Asian racism that has taken place amid the coronavirus outbreak.
Today on the podcast, we talk to Chou about why she wrote that piece for ESPN, the emotions she felt in seeing her season come to an abrupt end, how we can all be better in the words we choose to call this pandemic, the impact her mother has had on her life, and why her faith in Jesus has helped sustain her during this time of uncertainty.
Hi everyone! This is a follow up, or extension, to my message I tweeted earlier this week. “We can- we must- do better in our words and our actions toward all people, those who look like us and those who do not. That, I know.” https://t.co/sMyQvbpz0x
— Natalie Chou (@NatalieChou1) March 26, 2020
– Carly Thibault-DuDonis – Minnesota Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach
– Jon Gordon, The Power of a Positive Team
– Bruce Pearl, Tennessee Men’s Basketball Coach
– King McClure – ESPN Analyst, Former Baylor Basketball Player