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#IAMUCI TESTIMONIAL - TAMIR HERSHKO
“I chose UCI because of the volleyball program, the family sense that I got in my visits, and the high academics. Also, after I found out that we can live on the beach I was not going to give up on that. What surprised me once I got on campus was the culture and the special connection between alumni and current students. This is the kind of family sense that my culture was built on. Also, UCI is very welcoming to international students. The international student office has helped me many times, plus there are some awesome engineering professors who have helped me a lot. This year I have been selected as the Lauds & Laurels Outstanding Student-Athlete, which is a great honor. I am proud of what I am and where I came from, and this honor is a great reminder of my hard work in both academics and athletics. My goal is that this achievement is inspiring to other international student-athletes and people in my home country of Israel.”
--Tamir Hershko, First Team All-American, 2016 Lauds & Laurels Outstanding Student-Athlete