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SDSU outfielder Chad Bible (Credit: GoAztecs) SDSU outfielder Chad Bible (Credit: GoAztecs)

SDSU Student-Athlete to Ride in Rose Parade

SDSU baseball player and cancer survivor Chad Bible will ride in the Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day.
By GoAztecs

San Diego State University redshirt junior outfielder Chad Bible will be one of 10 cancer survivors or patients to ride on the City of Hope float at the 129th Tournament of Roses Parade on New Year’s Day. The parade begins at 8 a.m. PST and will be broadcasted on several networks and stations, including ABC.

This marks the 46th year that City of Hope will participate in the annual Tournament of Roses Parade. Bible will be joined by other City of Hope patients or former patients, all hoping to raise awareness about cancer.

Bible was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in January of this year. Despite the diagnosis, he played in seven games and hit .318 in his 22 at-bats during the 2017 season. In August, Bible found out he is cancer-free, and he recently completed fall practices at SDSU. He is expected to be a focal point of the SDSU lineup at the start of the 2018 season.

“Even if I was told I only had a five-percent chance of living, I was confident I would survive,” said Bible to City of Hope about his initial reaction to the diagnosis. “The cancer diagnosis was more of a heartbreak for baseball. I worked really hard in the fall, had a starting position in the outfield and then was told I was not going to be able to play that year. It wasn’t until later on that it kind of set in that I was about to go through something pretty difficult.”

The SDSU baseball team, which has won four of the last five Mountain West tournament championships, will open its 2018 campaign on Feb. 16 at home against UC Santa Barbara.