My experience was very interesting. I went through a lot of toxic teammates, coaching changes and having to adjust to the lifestyle of a student athlete. Although, I think my time as a student-athlete was very helpful and I grew from that experience but it was a lot that you typically shouldn’t have to go through.
The positives is the academics! UCI is a really good academic institution. Also, the facilities are amazing!
Some challenges are definitely time management. Time management is key as a college student and especially as a student- athlete.
Coaches need to be objective and show what their culture is immediately and expect that from all student-athletes. No special treatment.