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What's your favorite campus to visit and why?

KAYLA FEDLER
Women's Water Polo
Senior • Utility
Murrieta, CA • Murrieta Valley HS
Political Science • Roosevelt College

My favorite campus to visit is Harvard because the atmosphere feels different from anywhere in Southern California. When we play at Harvard, we also get to briefly experience life on the East Coast and explore Boston. It's so special to be able to travel and play there with the team.

LUKE LA MONT
Men's Volleyball
Senior • Outside Hitter
Laguna Hills, CA • Laguna Hills HS
International Business • Roosevelt College

My favorite campus to visit on game day is a tough choice, but I'd say the University of Hawai'i. Nothing compares to the aloha island spirit when you get off the plane and the tropical weather. The arena is huge and always packed with tons of locals who are super supportive of both the home and away team and greet us with leis after. Plate lunches before and after the match are a nice complement too!

HALEY MURPHY
Women's Swimming and Diving
Senior • Sprint Freestyle
Napa, CA • New Technology HS
Media Studies • Roosevelt College

Although I love the UC San Diego campus and its diverse architecture, I love visiting the University of Southern California and admiring the beautiful brick, historic buildings, and uniform look. In addition, it’s inspiring to see how much the campus promotes and supports their athletic teams, incorporating their success into the academic grandeur and culture of the University.

PAIGE SONG
Women's Basketball
Senior • Guard
San Jose, CA • Lynbrook HS
Human Development • Roosevelt College

My favorite campus in conference to visit is Cal State Monterey Bay. Every year we stay at a hotel there that serves an amazing buffet-style breakfast with made-to-order omelets, french toast, hash browns, and so much more. Everyone always looks forward to it.

AUSTIN TAKEDA
Men's Swimming and Diving
Senior • Freestyle/Backstroke
Ventura, CA • Foothill Technology HS
Human Development • Roosevelt College

My favorite campus is UC Santa Barbara, partially because of the athletic presence felt when entering the athletic buildings. There are big wall pieces of action photos of athletes similar to ones we have in Spanos at UC San Diego. There is logoing/labeling of the Gaucho that reminds students of what they should be proud to be a part of when entering places such as the gym or basketball court.

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