As part of our celebration of Asia Pacific Islander Heritage Month take a look back at an interview with Tony Lo, a bio-premed major and midfielder on the CSUSB Coyotes men’s soccer team, as he talks about his student-athlete experience at the university. The senior is originally from Sydney, Australia. This interview was originally posted on Sept. 28, 2017.
Tony Lo, a bio-premed major and midfielder on the CSUSB Coyotes men’s soccer team, talks about his student-athlete experience at the university.
The son of Son of Van Hung Lo and Thi Thu Lanh Nguyen, Lo is originally from Sydney, Australia. He finished his soccer career in 2017 as a two-time All-CCAA midfielder and a multiple academic honoree for then coach Darren Leslie's program. He finished second on the team in goals (five) in his senior year, and completed his four-year career with 14 goals.
Also in his senior year, Lo, along with softball player Jessica Brown, was among 26 student-athletes who were awarded the prestigious NCAA Ethnic Minority and Women's Enhancement Graduate Scholarship.
CSUSB is celebrating Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month in April and May with a number of virtual events honoring the accomplishments, contributions and culture of Asian and Pacific Islander communities under the theme “Not Your Model Minority, Creating Waves of Change.”
Nationally, Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month is celebrated during the month of May, but since CSUSB has a short month in May with finals and commencement, the university started celebrations in April.