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Troy Caupain

School

Cincinnati

Position
Guard
Major
Criminal Justice

Classroom

Troy Caupain is on pace to earn his criminal justice degree this spring. After basketball he plans to become a basketball commentator and/or make a difference in the community as a police officer. He also has served multiple years as a member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. As part of his major in criminal justice, Caupain has shadowed a Hamilton County (Ohio) court magistrate. He has also shadowed probation officers and talked with youth at an area juvenile dentition center.

Character

Caupain maintains a level of integrity consistent with the expectations set through the values and mission of the athletic department. He serves as a positive example and strong representative for his team, university and the city of Cincinnati. He continually encourages and pushes his peers to strive for excellence. Last year, he participated in a campaign that brought awareness to sexual assault prevention. In October, he served as a host for a panel discussion on race in intercollegiate athletics.

Community

Caupain continues to actively volunteer in the community, having logged more than 50 hours of service since becoming a student at the University of Cincinnati. Every year he leads the men’s basketball team along with other student-athletes to volunteer in Cincinnati at places such as Our Daily Bread, Boys and Girls Club and Friar’s Club, spending time with children and encouraging them to follow rules and stay in school.

Competition

The 2016-17 American Athletic Conference Co-Preseason Player of the Year earned first-team All-AAC honors in 2015-16. Caupain ranked among the league leaders in six categories last year. He entered the 2016-17 campaign on pace to end his career among the top five players in school history in assists, games played and minutes played and, at the beginning of the season, needed only 60 points to join UC’s 1,000-point club. He has started 66 of 67 games since the beginning of his sophomore year. He was named to the American Championship All-Tournament Team after posting 37 points, 10 rebounds and no turnovers in 56 minutes against UConn (4 OT) last season.