Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Jasmyn Rowe, and I am 18 years old. I am an athlete and an artist. I started playing basketball when I was 8 years old and started playing rep basketball when I was 10 years old. After winning the LOSSA Junior Girls Championship in grade 10, I stopped playing and started to pursue my interest in various types of athletics and sports! I took up interest in weight training, running, and am currently training to run a 10k marathon this March! I am also a practicing artist, and love anything that has to do with creating!
What is something you have done outside of a sport you’re passionate about?
Other than sports, I am interested in fine arts and photography. I am currently studying at an art academy called the Academy of Realist Art and hope to pursue in getting my Bachelor of Fine Arts next year at Brock University. I started pursuing fine arts when I was in Grade 9 and found it to be a way of myself feelings while creating an emotional response from my audience through art! In grade 11 my study in art intensified when I became the leader of my art classes mural painting project. In grade 12 I was committed to perfecting my artistic skill and ended up winning the class of 2020 Visual Arts Award.
What habits did you develop in sport help you become successful in your academics/career?
Some habits that I developed in sports include confidence and time management. I grew up a very shy kid, but sports introduced me into a lot of people, and made me grow confidence in myself. Once I began improving in basketball, I started to believe in myself when it came to learning and applied myself regularly towards school.
What advice do you have for parents, coaches, or sport administrators to improve inclusion in sport?
Some advice that I have towards parents and coaches is to make sure that your athlete or child knows that you support them in whatever sport they play, or even if they don’t play a sport at all. Its important that an athlete knows that they are more than just an athlete. Another thing I think that players and coaches should do to improve inclusion is sport is to remind people that it doesn’t matter what age you are, its never to late to start a sport. I also think they should destroy all sport stereotypes, such as having to be a certain height, gender, or ethnicity to excel in a certain sport.
5 words that best describe me are:
HUMOROUS | THOUGHTFUL | OBSERVANT | PERFECTIONIST | CREATIVE