CHICKASHA – It wasn’t her major, but the was the opportunity to once again play basketball and follow her coach that led Tiffany Jupin to Chickasha.

Jupin, a senior forward, came to USAO from Redlands Community College in the spring to practice and now play under Coach Laci Tompkins, who she met at Redlands.

“We were actually pretty good at Redlands so I figured we could be a winning team again,” Jupin said. “(Coach Tompkins) is pretty hard driven so I knew she’d work hard, and I like working hard.”

After observing last semester from the bench, Jupin is eligible to play this year and said the team just needs to learn to play as a single entity

“We just need to work harder and work more together,” she said.

Published: Nov. 11, 2010