I have always been a fan of sports, both playing and spectating! I had been playing basketball since I was 12 years old. My favorite teams are the Golden State Warriors, San Francisco Giants, and the UCI Anteaters. My rotation of sports before COVID-19 include basketball and baseball/softball. I last played in and worked for the UCI Intramural Sports leagues.
I am currently interested in shoutcasting for various eSport events. I used to commentate VALORANT charity games, and nowadays I commentate Tetris seasonally, also for charity.
The Turtle Trotters are special group of people that I was fortunate enough to coach. They all go by the philosophy that "whatever their mind can conceive, their heart believe, they will then achieve." (CBA) They also learn first and foremost to have confidence in their skills before they step out on the court. By shaking hands with the referee, helping each other up, and expressing joy over the stress of winning, these players show what it is like to be leaders in service to their personal health.
I was fortunate enough to be the Intramural Sports Coordinator for my service club, UCI Circle K. With the philosophy I put on my Turtles, I encourage members to go try new sports while embodying the three tenets: service, leadership, and fellowship. My cohort of captains and I have won three championships together, and it's all thanks to them that they make Circle K's involvement in Intramural Sports so great.Learn more
Edge Basketball Classic
With the help of the American Campus Communities and UCI Summer Session, I founded and ran the Edge Basketball Classic for two years. The Edge Basketball Classic was an innovative way for incoming and continuing UCI students to play basketball with each other for free as (1) participants of the Freshman/Transfer Edge program, or (2) residents of a UCI ACC community. It has given out awards from various sponsors such as Raising Cane's, Luna Grill, and The Hill Bookstore at UCI.
The Edge Basketball Classic also facilitated a dedicated referee/scores-keeper cohort. Participants in the cohort and the players themselves eventually joined UCI Intramural Sports leagues as a result of playing in this league.Learn more
I enrolled in a UCI shoutcasting course hosted by UCI eSports to learn more about the fundamentals of shoutcasting. Since that class, I shoutcasted multiple amateur VALORANT tournament as a volunteer. I am also a recurring shoutcaster for Change Thru Games' annual Tetris tournament.
I first started refereeing games in football and basketball during my senior year of high school for its intramural leagues. Since then, I had refereed all the games in the inaugural Edge Basketball Classic games in 2017 and a subset of games in the second iteration in 2018, before joining UCI Campus Recreation as an official referee in 2019. In this position I am blessed to be able to referee games for a variety of clubs, from Tomo no Kai to Chinese Association. I'm slated to continue my role in this capacity in 2020.
I have refereed over 50 basketball and softball games in my current role as referee/umpire at UCI Campus Recreation.Learn more (Edge Basketball Classic)
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