"Year One: Life at ASU" is a periodic photo series following five freshmen navigating their first year at ASU. This installment checks in on Arizona State University women's basketball guard Sabrina Haines as she helps unload cups to hand out water to runners during Race for the Cure in downtown Phoenix early Saturday morning on Oct. 11.
Haines says her freshmen fall semester is going well and she's excited now that practice has started and the team has played it's first scrimmage: "We had our maroon and gold game ... a little scrimmage that we did and I'm excited for our first game against Kentucky."
She also feels confident about her school/life balance: "I think when I came during the summer it helped a lot with scheduling and we have great people around us who help us manage our day and learn how to organize so it's been really fun."
Kianna Ibis, Armani Hawkins and Haines, all freshmen on the ASU women's basketball team, prepare water cups ready to hand out to runners during Race for the Cure in downtown Phoenix on Oct. 11. The work is part of the team's mission to have its players engage the community outside of the court.Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Haines and other freshmen athletes fill cups of water to hand out to runners during Race for the Cure at downtown Phoenix on Oct. 11.Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Haines (center) and other freshmen athletes cheer the runners on as they wait to hand out cups of water to participants of Race for the Cure.Deanna Dent/ASU Now
A runner grabs a cup of water during Race for the Cure. Haines and other members of the women's basketball team were there to help keep the runners hydrated as they ran through downtown Phoenix.Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Haines dances with other freshmen as they wait for runners to come by during Race for the Cure.Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Haines holds out water for runners participating in Race for the Cure at downtown Phoenix. The volunteer work is part of her responsibilities as an ASU athlete. The student side of her first semester is going well, too. "I’m cool with all my classes, they’re all great, my teachers are great and I’m excited for what’s to come."Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Haines hands out cups of water to runners during Race for the Cure. Haines says she is "just training and trying to become a better person really."Deanna Dent/ASU Now
The life of a student-athlete isn't easy. Haines (center) and her teammates on the women's basketball team find rest when they can — this time between surges of handing out water to runners during the Race for the Cure.Deanna Dent/ASU Now
Haines and the rest of the freshmen on the ASU women's basketball team head out after volunteering at Race for the Cure in downtown Phoenix on Oct. 11. Now the team will start preparing for their season, which kicks off Nov. 15 with a home game against the University of Kentucky.Deanna Dent/ASU Now