Guard Jocelyn LaRocque of the Lancer women’s basketball team.Guard Jocelyn LaRocque of the Lancer women’s basketball team, a kinesiology major. Photo by Edwin Tam.

Getting to know Jocelyn LaRocque

This March, the University of Windsor is hosting the 2014 CIS Women’s Basketball Championships from March 14 to 16 at the St. Denis Centre. Over the course of the next three weeks, the Windsor Lancers will offer a sneak peak at members of the three-time defending champions and give you an inside look at these student-athletes.

Name: Jocelyn LaRocque

Jersey: #12

Position: G

Height: 5’7

Year: 4

Hometown: Tecumseh, ON

Major: Human Kinetics

Who or what is your favourite?

What/who is your favourite:

Athlete: I don’t know who my favorite athlete would be. I don’t really watch much TV as free time is limited.  

Basketball team: I don’t really watch much basketball

Television show: Pretty Little Liars

Song: Anything by Zack Brown or Rascal Flats

Disney movie: Tarzan or Mulan

Food: Hands down Penalty Box’s Chicken Delight

Candy: I’m a salt gal. I love movie theatre popcorn

Author: Jodi Picoult

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I went through several different career paths but realized the only one that would make me happy would be to work with athletes. Like all athletes, I have had my fair share of injuries, so I would love to work with injuries athletes as a physiotherapist.

What was the last book you read?

The last book I read was “Salem Falls” by Jodi Picoult.

What is your favourite Lancer moment?

Choosing one moment would be unrealistic. The best moments as a Lancer would be winning all three national championships with the team. There is something about seeing everything you’ve worked for actually being achieved.

What is your greatest accomplishment?

I have no idea what my greatest accomplishment would be. I have been blessed with so many great things, people, and opportunities in my life and I could not pick one thing. I guess if I had to pick just one it would be becoming a starter this year.

Who is your hero and why?

My teammates are all my heroes. They are the only people who do the same things I do every single day. They are all amazing girls and all bring something different to the table. They are my best friends.

What does being a Lancer mean to you?

Being a Lancer means being part of something bigger than me. It’s about being part of a family. It’s a pretty special environment at the University of Windsor and being part of it will be something I will never forget.

To purchase tickets to the 2014 CIS Women’s Basketball Championships, please visit the Windsor Lancers website at