Wheaton Athletics Spotlight: Ricardo Ripley

Wheaton Athletics Spotlight: Ricardo Ripley

Name: Ricardo Ripley

Major: Neuroscience 

Sport: Men's Basketball

Graduation Year: 2021

Hometown: Sharon, MA

High School: Sharon High School

Question & Answer

How did you get into basketball?

There was a basketball clinic for Kindergarteners in my town where I realized I loved basketball, and I have been playing ever since then.  

What brought you to Wheaton?

The chance to play basketball, proximity to my home in Sharon, and my mother is a Dean at Wheaton, which is also a bonus.  

Are you involved in other activities on the Wheaton campus?

I was a Sophomore Peer Mentor last fall which was a good leadership experience for me. I have also taken the opportunity to go abroad when I did a 3-week program in Ecuador last summer.

What hobbies do you have outside of basketball?

Video games, watching tv shows, drawing, playing piano and guitar, and listening to music.

What is your favorite part about Wheaton basketball?

My coaches and teammates- we are all one big family who loves spending time together. 

What is your most memorable memory at Wheaton?

The first week of Freshman year, when I met my closest friends at Wheaton.  


Rapid Fire Questions

Favorite place to eat in Norton?

Norton House of Pizza

Favorite event to attend at Wheaton College?

Spring Concert 

Favorite sports team?

Boston Celtics 

Favorite place on the Wheaton College Campus?

Emerson Gymnasium 

Favorite Tv Shows?

Dexter and Game of Thrones