Murfreesboro student raising awareness about faith through basketball

Razan Haj-Hussein is a senior and a basketball player at Siegel High School. (WSMV)

A high school student in Middle Tennessee is getting attention on the basketball court, but it's not just for her skills.

Razan Haj-Hussein is a senior on the basketball team at Siegel High School in Murfreesboro.

Every time she steps onto the court, she wears her hijab. She says she's proud of her Muslim faith and that this offers her a unique opportunity to help others understand her beliefs.

"I feel like wearing the hijab while playing basketball makes me feel good about my religion, and it shows people that I'm proud to be a Muslim," she said.

Razan has been playing basketball since the fifth grade. She plans to attend Middle Tennessee State University and turn her love for sports into a career in athletic training.

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