Chisholm’s Regi Pasby – Character Counts Presented by Cowboy Driving Academy

By John Tranchina

She’s been playing basketball since she was a little girl, so for Chisholm’s Regi Pasby, it’s only natural for her to start taking on a leadership role for the Longhorns’ hoops squad, even though she’s still a junior.

“I feel like I am (becoming a team leader),” Pasby said. “Mostly just getting the whole team together, including the freshmen and everything, cheering them on during their games, and taking more control during my games. I like having the control to myself, like being in the game, controlling what’s going on.”

As for her background playing basketball, Pasby comes from a hoops family and receives lots of lots of additional coaching during “after-game car talks.” She also plays fast-pitch softball at Chisholm (helping the Longhorns go 24-13 this fall) and recently started playing golf, but there’s no doubt basketball is her favorite.

“I grew up playing basketball,” Pasby said. “Both my parents played at Phillips, and my brother played. I’ve been around it my whole life. They come to all my games, we’ll go play pick-up at the gym some nights.”

That love for the sport has helped keep Pasby dedicated to improving her game, as she put in a lot of work during the off-season.

“Over the summer and throughout these past practices, I work a lot on 3-point shots, mostly,” she said. “Me and my assistant coach, we’ll spend a lot of time in the gym on 3-point shots. It’s kind of my strong thing. I feel like I’ve made a lot of progress.”

Pasby is optimistic about Chisholm’s prospects for this upcoming season, which starts Dec. 3, after the Longhorns went 19-9 and reached the Class 3A Area playoff semi-finals last season.

“I think we’re going to have a pretty good season,” said Pasby, who is also involved in the National Honors Society, the student council, and is also a junior class officer. “We’ve got most of our girls coming back and a lot of us have quite a bit of experience on varsity.”