Another sendoff is here. This time Blaine Crawford takes a stroll down memory lane.
Blaine Crawford, No. 44, Forward
What has been the best part about being a member of the Maroons?
Developing life-long connections with teammates, along with many memories of the great experiences we all have shared over the past four seasons.
What about of being a UChicago student?
Being a student at the University of Chicago has allowed me the privilege of a deep and engaging education. Both the network gained from being a part of an institution like this and the skills learned, have made my experience great.
Of all the time you’ve spent playing over the last four years, what is your favorite on-court memory?
Winning against WashU at home, when they were the No. 1 nationally ranked team. Another that sticks out though was the experience of playing against Butler on the road, for their home opener.
And how about when it comes to off-the-court, with teammates?
Our 2015 Team trip to New Zealand/Australia is the immediate memory that comes to mind. It was an amazing experience getting to travel abroad with everyone, let alone to locations like either of those.
Is there a certain matchup you’ve always looked forward to?
For some reason or another, our team has always had more physical games with Carnegie. Perhaps not the prettiest matchup we have in the conference, but every time we play, it’s usually a heated competitive affair which is always good fun.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve gotten, during your time as a Maroon?
“Make the most out of every game.”
What words of wisdom do you have for the teammates you’re leaving behind?
Time goes by quickly; so just as I was told, make the most out of every experience both on and off the court. Of the things within your control, leave four years later with little to look back on and do differently.
What will you miss most about UChicago, as a whole?
I will miss the environment of having everyone just a few blocks away, as well as just the idea of being a student.
Looking back, is there anything you’d do differently here?