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Chris Eversley

Cal Poly
Recreation, Parks and Tourism Administration


Majoring in recreation, parks and tourism administration … as part of class projects, designs hypothetical organizations (for example, tourist resorts) and addresses each entity for financial viability, sustainability and safety concerns … as part of RPTA 260 class, partnered with local elementary school to help organize and run youth sports leagues … while attending and playing at Rice (2009-10), volunteered with Habitat for Humanity through Major League Soccer club Houston Dynamo.


From Cal Poly head coach Joe Callero: “Chris is one of the hardest-working and most passionate players I’ve coached in 27 years. His outgoing and engaging personality has made him an excellent leader on and off the court. His academic success, combined with his love for our campus and community make him a role model for all our student-athletes.” … speaks Mandarin … able to play the piano and clarinet … enjoys reading and keeping up on global events during down time.


Serves as a men’s basketball representative for Block P (Cal Poly’s student-athlete advisory committee), helping to sustain an annual holiday toy drive and fundraising efforts for cancer research … regularly involved as a counselor with Cal Poly’s camp programs, teaching skills and technique to youth players … also provides one-on-one lessons to local youth players … on Cal Poly’s 2011 summer tour of Costa Rica, volunteered time at elementary schools … while attending Walter Payton Prep (Chicago), was a member of the school’s Best Buddies program for special education partnership.


As a junior last season, named to the All-Big West Conference first team after finishing sixth among conference players with 7.0 rebounds per game and ninth with 15.4 points per contest … also during the 2012-13 season, twice earned Big West Player of the Week praise, recorded six double-doubles, posted 21 double-digit scoring games and 16 games of 15-plus points, led Cal Poly in scoring 17 times, started 30 of 32 contests and ranked fifth among Big West players with 32.9 minutes played per game … during summer of 2013, competed in the Los Angeles-based Say No Classic league.