Freshman profile: Ciara Jasinski

Ciara Jasinski. Photo: Brinkley Capriola.
Ciara Jasinski. Photo: Brinkley Capriola.

High school and hometown:  Westwood High School, Mesa, Arizona.

My biggest academic accomplishment so far: Earning the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

My academic interests include: Being involved in the athletic community through the Sports Business program as well as being involved in the diversity programs available on campus.

What I like to do for fun: Go to basketball games and do photography and videography.

People might be surprised to know: I used to play a lot of sports when I was younger.

The one thing I’m most nervous about: Not being around my family. This is my first time away from them for more then two or three days.

The one thing I’m most excited about: Watching the seasons, because in Arizona we have hot and less hot.

I chose Oregon: To experience life at an elite athletic school while venturing outside of my comfort zone. The 1,000-plus miles seemed like a great opportunity to find myself. 

Scholarships I've received include: Summit Scholarship.

When I think of Oregon: I think of internationally recognized and respected athletic programs. 

The one key piece of rain gear I must bring to campus: Rain boots. I’ve never worn a pair but I guess that will change fast.

The thing about college I'm most looking forward to is: Learning to be more independent and be able to choose the classes I want instead of being forced to take classes based on high school standards.

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