Week 44: Sabrina Brathwaite
Please tell us a little bit about yourself.
Grew up in Brampton, ON. Started playing basketball at age 7. First in a Filipino league in Brampton and in elementary school, but at that age I was playing pretty much every sport that was available. Really enjoyed playing basketball, volleyball and soccer but decided to just stick with basketball when I went to high school. Attended Cardinal Leger CSS and played varsity basketball there every year. In Grade 10 won Tier 2 ROPSSAA Championship with Leger. Graduated in 2008 and went to the University of Waterloo to study Kinesiology. Decided to play varsity basketball there as well, but I wasn’t recruited to the school so I had to try out as a walk-on. I ended up making the team and played there for 2 years.
Afterwards I started volunteering as a student therapist for the varsity volleyball team and kind of fell into the world of Athletic Therapy (AT). Once I graduated I decided to pursue a career in AT so I attended Sheridan College to get my degree in AT. Also played varsity basketball there all 3 years of my degree and became an academic All-Canadian, and OCAA all-star. I graduated from Sheridan and immediately started working as an Assistant AT with the Raptors 905 and I started my own Athletic Therapy Business called Athletica Elite.
What lesson did you learn in sport that has helped you in your career today?