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Chase Bebout Senior Profile
Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Release: 05/08/2013
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DURHAM, N.C. - The Duke men's baseball team travels to Charlottesville, Virginia this weekend, May 10-12, to face the Virginia Cavaliers in a three-game series.  Recently, sat down with senior Chase Bebout to learn more about the Lake Worth, Fla., native. What has been your proudest moment at Duke?
Chase Bebout: The character that all of my teammates have had throughout the years. When I came here, I was a really incomplete person myself. The seniors kind of pulled me through my freshman year and sort of built me into the person that I am today. Hopefully, I can do that for the freshmen coming through. I just like to instill leadership into others as much as I can and give back to what previous seniors have given to me. What is your favorite part about being a Duke student-athlete?
CB: Just competing on the field day in and day out. We play 50, 60 games a year. Every single day we get to compete somewhere and that is always fun to me. What is the most misunderstood thing about baseball?
CB: From a pitchers standpoint, whenever I tell people we had a game or a weekend series, they assume that a pitcher would have thrown every single day. If you are a starter, you throw once a week, twice in a week at the most. That is one thing that people can’t understand why I don’t throw everyday as a starting pitcher. What has been your favorite class that you have taken at Duke?
CB: My favorite class was my entrepreneurship class that I took with Carl Nordgren. He just brings so much energy and charisma to every single class. Mixed with that, we had a bunch of student-athletes in that class and we were able to create our own company. That was one of the neatest experiences that I have ever had. Tell us about a time when you first started playing baseball?
CB: That goes way back to when I was three or four and started playing T-Ball. The funny thing is that my first T-Ball team, 12 kids or so on a team, I think 10 or 11 of them ended up going to top D-1 colleges. I have a few friends, including Devon Travis who are in pro ball right now and a bunch of guys who are all over the place, two N.C. State, two UNC. We have had a pretty privileged group and I guess some pretty good coaching. If you could choose anyone, who would you choose as your mentor?
CB: My mom. I have grown up with her since I was seven when my dad passed away. She has been the most incredible person in my life by far. I really enjoy when people use their athletic platform to do things beyond that, so anyone who uses their platform for the benefit of others. What sport other than your own would you play?
CB: I really enjoy golf, even though I haven’t played it that much. I feel like even when you get to a competitive level it is pretty nerve wracking, but just relaxing out on the course is always fun. I also enjoy tennis for its individualism. Baseball is such a team sport, tennis is more of an individual mental toughness sport.