Natalie Chou

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Natalie Chou

Natalie Chou

Natalie Chou is an American college basketball player. Natalie Chou has been a player for the past-12 conference’s UCLA Bruins. Chou has won numerous accolades and medals, including a world championship title in 2015.

Natalie was engaged to a Baylor woman bear before transferring to UCLA. She was a member of the team for two seasons in college.

Childhood and Parents

Natalie Chou was born on December 22, 1997, in Beaumont, Texas.

Chou was born to Joseph Chou, a proud father, and Quan Li, a loving, athletic mother.

In Beaumont, Texas, her parents raised her.

Her mother, Quan Li, grew up in China during the Cultural Revolution.

Chou’s mother played for the Beijing National Basketball Team as well.

Her basketball career, however, came to a stop when Li and her husband, Joseph, emigrated to the United States.

Three years after their marriage, Chou was born.

Natalie has an elder sister named Tingting in addition to her parents.

Chou’s mother raised both of her daughters since they were children.

However, as time went on, Natalie began to demonstrate strong athletic abilities, while her sister became more interested in academics.

Her parents’ relationship worsened as a result of all of this, and they decided to split.

Despite this, Chou continued to practice with her mother every day and played on an AAU team throughout the ninth school.

Jason Terry, a former NBA player, and girls’ Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) coach, also discovered Chou.

Height, Weight, and Age

As of 2022, Natalie Chou is 24 years old.

Similarly, Capricorn is her zodiac sign, and Capricorns are noted for their work ethic.

She defied the preconception of Asian women being short, standing at a magnificent 6feet 1inches. For Asian women, this is an above-average height.

Chou is of Asian American descent, according to the rest of the information.

Natalie’s current weight is unclear, however, based on the image, she appears to have an athletic physique.

Natalie also has a stunning and perfect Asian complexion, which is something that everyone in the beauty industry strives for. Her innate attractiveness is enhanced by her deep brown eyes and straight, silky hair.

Chou has accomplished so much in such a short period of time. There’s no denying that this young lady is stunning, but admirers adore her for her incredible basketball skills.

Natalie’s basketball playoffs have earned her a large following and she has won numerous tournaments and prizes.

Facts of Natalie Chou

Full Name Natalie Chou
Date Of Birth December 22, 1997
Place Of Birth Beaumont, Texas
Nick/Pet Name Unknown
Religion Unknown
Nationality Asian-American
Ethnic Belonging Asian
Father’s Name Joseph Chou
Mother’s Name Quanli Li
Number Of Siblings 1
Education UCLA
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Age 24 years old
Height ‎6’1″ (1.85 m)
Weight Unavailable
Eye color Brown
Hair color Black
Shoe Size Unavailable
Body Measurement Unknown
Figure Athletic
Marital Status Unmarried
Boyfriend No
Children No
Occupation Shooting Guard
Net worth $1.5 million
Salary Unavailable
Active Since 2016
Pets Unknown
Current works UCLA
Social Handle Instagram, Twitter
UCLA Bruins’ Merch  Women’s Tshirt, Jersey, Hoodie
Last Update May 2022

Net Worth

Natalie Chou is known to have a net worth of approx. $1.5 million.

Early Years

Natalie was up in Plano and attended Plano West High School, where she was named to the All-State team three times. She also won McDonald’s All-American during her final year of high school.

Her accomplishments did not end there; she was a finalist for Morgan Wootten National Player of the Year.

Following that, ESPN’s hoopgurlz listed her as the nation’s number eight and a five-star recruit.

With all of the attention, it didn’t take long for Chinese media to pick up on the story. She was even dubbed the female Jeremy Lin.

Terry, on the other hand, believes Chou’s play is not as flashy as Jeremy’s and that she always sticks to the fundamentals.

Major Incidents at Baylor

Chou continued her education at Baylor University, where her rival Lauren Cox was a top recruit.

Natalie had a strong start to her freshman year, appearing in all 37 games and averaging and rebounding at a high level.

The team was called Lady Bears, and due to the amazing performance by Nat and the team, it reached Elite Eight in 2017.

Not only that, but Chou contributed a lot to the university by bringing it to a three-point goal percentage, ranking sixth in BIG12 Conference.

Natalie showed that she was a trailblazer and a one-person army named Big 12 Freshman of the week. She even made some career-high points during the remaining game.

Moreover, Nat opened with yet another season-high score of 22 points and eight rebounds with six assists in the next year’s season. It led her team to win easily.

After that, Chou played against Iowa State, in which she showed a groundbreaking performance and got many praises for the playoff.

However, a sad incident took place as she underwent surgery for a broken bone in her non-shooting left wrist.

She took a lot of rest and couldn’t make a solid comeback after missing seven games in total.

Natalie desperately wanted to change the scenario, so she left Baylor and transferred to the University of California, Los Angeles.

Chou also said that the main reason behind this was the change of dynamics of many relationships and unwanted pressure.

UCLA and National Team Debut

At UCLA, Natalie wasn’t immediately placed on the main team. Chou served a season as a redshirt and in a practice squad for the early season.

After she got her eligibility to play, Natalie had many expectations and responsibilities on her shoulder.

But Chou did it without hesitating for a bit. She made a season-high four 3- 3-pointers and scored eighteen points in a career-high 33 minutes. The team eventually won over Washington.

Natalie Chou
Natalie Chou in a match. Source: espn

Likewise, Chou never failed to amaze the coaches, team, and her fans. She was a part-time starter throughout the season and came off with amazing scores.

But thanks to the pandemic, the season ended way sooner than scheduled.

Nonetheless, Natalie won gold and silver in national-level cups held in America: all under 17 and 18.

Not to mention, she made the whole Chou family proud by achieving honors at the national level.

Activism and Personal Life

We know that Natalie is a beast when on the court. But it so happens that she is the same outside as well.

During the 2020 COVID pandemic, Chou protested against the rise in hatred towards Asian Americans and Chinese people.

As the virus was first spotted in China, people’s attitudes and behavior towards Asians grew. As a result, it made her scared to even walk out of her own home in Dallas, just like every other Asian.

Moreover, Chou mentioned that she received hateful looks from locals.

The main reason behind this was to ease people’s attitude towards her by showing that she was a basketball player.

Added to that, Natalie didn’t want to be the Chinese person that everyone needed to stay away from.

Chou even posted on her own Twitter account about this incident and experience, followed by some news. Natalie didn’t like how her own president termed the virus as the ‘Chinese virus,’ which she said was very hurtful and racist.

She also stated that it created unnecessary xenophobia towards Asian American people.

Chou also actively said that it takes no effort to call the virus by its correct name, and people must stop the hatred towards one ethnicity and ethnic group.

‘Pac- 12 Network’ Interview Highlights

On May 6, 2020, the stunning UCLA prospect Natalie joined sportscaster Mike Yam for an interview with the Pac- 12 Networks.

Natalie credits her mother for every success she has achieved, both on and off the court.

Chou witnessed the racism and prejudiced her mother, Li, faced as a Chinese basketball coach. This made her more than determined to work hard and prove herself.

Growing up, many of her family members and even family commented on Chou to focus on activities other than basketball.

As for her message to Asian girls, Chou really did not want her message to be one-dimensional. And wanted them to follow their dream even if it’s unconventional.

Documentary

In Chou’s documentary ‘Our Stories’ extended cut: ‘The Story of Natalie Chou,’ she explores and showcases her basketball journey.

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Social Media Presence

As an active sports personality, Chou is active on social media, mostly on Instagram and then Twitter.

Her Instagram has about 10k followers, with a verified tick by Instagram itself.

Chou has 108 posts as of currently, and most of the post is related to basketball.

Her social media pictures show her bubbly nature and happy-go-lucky personality.

Natalie has gorgeous features, and she is not afraid to flaunt them online.

The cuteness, yet her boldness, is reflected in the pictures. There are a lot of pictures where she is seen to be taking a vacation.

Her twitter mostly consists of retweeting women basketball players’ tweets and being grateful for their existence of them.

Her Instagram has 11.7k followers and Twitter has 2704 followers.