— Your average college student often has a day full of classes, extracurricular activities, studying, and personal activities.
Athletes have to manage all of this along with practice, traveling and games. Successful athletes know this balance of sports and academics well. Zionsville Community High School graduate Sean Haseley is exceptional even by these standards.
Haseley recently completed his junior season playing basketball at DePauw University. In addition to leading the Tigers, scoring at 14 points per game, the communications major won the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Character and Community Male Student-Athlete-of-the-Week award for the week ending Feb. 27. He is also a candidate for the Capital One Academic All-America award.
“My career at DePauw so far has been great,” Haseley said. “We’ve been really successful as a team, 58-24 overall, 34-12 in conference, 32-4 at home in my three years, and individually I’ve done a lot more than I ever really thought I was capable of. I’m on pace to score over 1,000 points in my college career.
“Looking forward to next year is tough because we’re switching conferences (from the SCAC to the NCAC), but I expect to continue our winning ways. It’d be great to go out with an opportunity to play in the NCAA tournament, in both my sophomore and junior seasons we came up a game short, losing in the SCAC conference finals. Playing in that tournament is what being a college basketball player is all about, and I can’t think of a better way to end my career at DePauw.”
Haseley’s success on the court is well known at DePauw. He scored 391 points this season as DePauw went 19-9 and reached the championship game of their conference tournament. Unfortunately, they lost to Centre College 75-63. It is the second straight year that DePauw lost to Centre with an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III tournament on the line.