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Hopkins Starts Professional Career in Mexico

Sheridan HopkinsSheridan Hopkins has yet again made UST Women's Basketball history by becoming the first female player ever to reach the professional ranks. Hopkins has agreed to play for Teporacas in Chihuahua, Chihuahua Mexico in the Chihuahua Basketball League.

"Being the first women's basketball player to play professionally at UST has been a dream of mine. It was something that I always wanted to accomplish since first stepping on campus" said Hopkins. "For it to all finally happen and work out means a lot to me. It shows that I was able to put my mind to something and focus to become great."

The former Celt enjoyed an illustrious four-year career where she helped lead St. Thomas to a 57-49 record; highlighted by a 20-5 finish in 2019-20 season.

Arguably the most decorated player to ever wear a UST jersey, Hopkins would earn first team all-conference honors three of her four years and be named the Red River Athletic Conference's Player of the Year in 2018-19. That same season, she would also be selected to the NAIA All-American team. After averaging nearly 20 points a game for her career, she would etch her name into the history books by became the all-time leading scorer in UST Women's Basketball history tallying 1,963 points.

In her first professional game, Hopkins would shine for Teporacs. Getting the start, she would post 10 points and dish out three assists en route to a 106-99 victory.

"I want to thank my mother and father in particular because of the motivation they showed me at all times" Hopkins added. "I'd also like to thank Coach Cross for taking a chance on me; allowing me to be a leader and helping me develop into the player that I am today."