Monash Student Athlete Profile: Craig Dent

Craig Dent

SPORT: Basketball

POSITION: Centre

NUMBER: 13

FACULTY: Science (Genetics)

NICKNAME: Country

PROUDEST SPORTING ACHIEVEMENT TO DATE: Winning AUG Gold in Adelaide, 2012. The final against Melbourne Uni was neck-in neck, and I nearly sabotaged our hopes by missing two bonus shots in the last minute. The fact that we pulled through is testament to how talented and deep our squad was, it was awesome to be part of.

HOW MANY AUG’S HAVE YOU PLAYED (INCLUDING 2015): 5

WHEN DID YOU START PLAYING? WHAT GOT YOU STARTED? Under 12’s when I was 10. My Mum didn’t want me to get hurt playing footy as a bottom age player.

FAVOURITE PLAYER GROWING UP? Vashon Weaver. He played for Latrobe City when I was growing up in Gippsland. My friends and I would see him training in the local stadium and were just in awe of his work ethic and on-court performance. (He’s also a Monash Basketball Alumnus)

WOULD YOU PREFER TO BE THE UNDERDOG OR THE FAVOURITE? Underdog

BEFORE A GAME I ALWAYS...Constantly re-tie my shoelaces. Some people will tell you shoelace tension isn’t the most important factor in athletic performance. Those people are liars.

WHEN I’M NOT AT UNI, COMPETING OR TRAINING I AM... Playing video games or hanging out with friends.

FUN FACT: About 2 kilos of your body weight is bacteria!



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