The Chimes

Andi Basista is a sophomore journalism major with a concentration in writing and publishing. She enjoys spending her time at the beach, exploring new parts of LA, and going to concerts with friends.



Hi, my name is Andrea Basista, but most people call me Andi. I’m from a small farm town in Ohio where there is just about as many cows and chickens as people. My time in the midwest was filled by husking corn and playing year round basketball with friends and family. I began my love for sports as a young kid. By the age of five I was already playing basketball and found one of my passions. I continued on playing all throughout high school but made the decision not to continue the sport in college and branch out with new opportunities in California.

Moving across the country to LA has been a bit of a culture shock, but one that I have learned to embrace and love. The big city life has allowed me to expand my previously narrow perspective on life and all it embodies. Coming to Biola has allowed me to grow personally and spiritually with the Lord. The Chimes is allowing me the opportunity to increase my passion for sports by writing and editing for their sports section. When I’m not at school or working part-time you will find me at the beach with friends or slumming it on a couch listening to music. I’m looking forward to taking on the position of deputy sports editor and continuing to pursue sportswriting!

Andi Basista, Deputy Sports Editor

Feb 12, 2019
Men’s basketball suffers heartbreaking loss to Concordia (Story)
Feb 11, 2019
APU defeats men’s tennis (Story)
Feb 09, 2019
Men’s tennis shuts out San Diego Christian (Story)
Feb 05, 2019
Men’s basketball rallies in Hilo (Story)
Feb 02, 2019
Men’s basketball bounces back against Hawaii Pacific (Story)
Feb 02, 2019
SPA hits the road with flag football champs (Story)
Feb 01, 2019
Men’s basketball loses big to Chaminade (Story)
Jan 20, 2019
Azusa Pacific finishes sweep of men’s basketball (Story)
Dec 01, 2018
Men’s basketball earns their second PacWest victory (Story)
Nov 29, 2018
Men’s basketball wins their season’s first PacWest game (Story)
Nov 15, 2018
Men’s basketball celebrates their second consecutive blowout win (Story)
Nov 13, 2018
Men’s Basketball soars above West Coast Baptist (Story)
Nov 09, 2018
Men’s basketball tips off season with a win (Story)
Nov 02, 2018
Men’s Cross Country wins Biola’s first PacWest championship (Story)
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