“You push your body hard, then you build back up. And the discipline to do that is like playing, too.” This is how Chameka Scott, former Baylor University basketball player, saw her battle with cancer. As reported in ESPN News, Scott succumbed to her battle with cancer on Sunday at the age of 33. Scott played on the Baylor 2005 championship team, but her professional basketball career was cut short by Crohn’s disease. She was later diagnosed with cancer in 2015, which after successful treatments, returned a year later. Athletes are trained to push hard, often past the normal limits of their bodies, this is a skill that not everyone develops. Though no one is prepared for a battle with cancer, Scott knew her athletic training gave her a head start. “For me, as an athlete, my body had been tested physically day in and day out,” reflected Scott as she mentally prepared for her battle with cancer. Our prayers go out to Chameka Scott’s family, friends, and former teammates. Scott was an Athlete for Life, fighting cancer with the determination and intensity of a true athlete. May we all as an athletic family of fans, friends, coaches, and administrators, embrace Chameka’s legacy to not only inspire others, but to inspire ourselves!