Arizona State student & alum bring coverage of 2019 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament to China for second-consecutive year
Mar 13, 2019
For the second consecutive year, the Pac-12 Conference is bringing special tournament coverage to China. Arizona State University graduate Chenxi Zhao returns this year this year, alongside current student Weilin Su. The pair will be providing daily coverage from Las Vegas to Chinese fans throughout the 2019 Pac-12 Men's Basketball Tournament, presented by New York Life.
For more about these two reporters-in-training and their expectations for this week in Vegas please see below:
By Meet Weilin Su
My name is Weilin Su. I come from Yunnan, China. I am a senior and studying Sports Business at ASU. I am really excited that I am going to be a Chinese student reporter for the 2019 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament. During the tournament, I look forward to highlighting the most interesting and exciting moments, as well as experiences, from Las Vegas to Chinese fans.
Basketball was my best friend when I was a little kid. It was the best thing for me to watch NBA games with my family after school every day. In high school, I was the quarterback and captain in the school flag football team in Beijing, and I led the team and beat many college football teams in Beijing as a high school team. I found that I am a different person when I was on the field to play sports and in daily life. I don’t like to talk too much in daily life, but I would yell and celebrate on the field and found this is my passion.
Then, I came to ASU and learned that the sports and sports business are so different in America compared with China. Therefore, I transferred my major from economics to sports business. I hope that I can help with the Chinese sports industry in the future after learning in the US.
By Meet Chenxi Zhao
Hello what’s up everyone? This is Chenxi Zhao from the 2018 Pac-12 Men’s basketball tournament. I am so honored and excited to be a part of the 2019 Pac-12 Men’s Basketball Tournament this year. My friend Weilin and I will bring the latest reports from the Pac-12 tournament to Chinese audience this year. I graduated from ASU W.P. Carey School of Business and Barrett Honors College with Sports Business and Marketing degrees.
After I graduated from ASU, I had the opportunity to go on a tour of China with the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters as the team's interpreter and assistant. I also worked for Alisports to support the 2018 Pac-12 China game for two months in Shanghai. Sports in China grow very fast, and I was amazed by how sports culture gradually become a life style among Chinese people. Not only do I want everyone to enjoy the tournament from our report, but I also want to encourage everyone to make an impact on the international stage through Pac-12 Global.
About Pac-12 Global
Pac-12 Global is an unprecedented effort to promote goodwill and showcase the Pac-12 and its member institutions around the world through student-athlete exchanges and sport. The initiative uses the shared passion of athletics to support the ambitious international strategies that many of our universities have embarked on to extend their reach into China and beyond.