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Freshman Richard Ho enters his rookie season for the Bruins. (Photo by Don Liebig)
Getting to Know Richard Ho
By: UCLA Athletics

What are you looking forward to most about being a member of the team?

To do whatever is possible to help the team be the toughest, strongest, and best team in the NCAA.

Why did you choose UCLA?

It was a great combination between athletics and academics that I couldn’t pass up.

How did your family react to your college decision?

They were supportive and encouraging when I chose UCLA.

When did you begin competing and why?

I began competing in junior high as a way to lose weight, but actually became competitive sophomore year of high school.

When did you realize you could compete at the Division 1 level?

I knew I was ready when my 3,200 meter time dropped from 9:31 to 9:13 my junior year of high school.

What is your proudest accomplishment?

When I set no limits on myself senior year of high school and worked on my leg speed, a limitation of mine, and was able to kick the last lap of a race in 61 seconds.

What has been the biggest adjustment you've had to make as a college athlete?

Balancing school work and running is always the answer for this, but it’s so true.

What goals do you have for this season?

I want to run 24:30 for an 8k, be a tough competitor, and be a good teammate.

Have you decided on or what is your major and why?

I’m not sure, but I’ve always been better at math and science.

What are your plans after college?

If not running then something related to it!

Is there any other athlete, either professional or collegiate, that inspires you?

Bruce Lee, Pre, and Michael McCabe inspire me.

Aside from track, what is your favorite sport?

My favorite sports are football to watch and volleyball to play.

Athletes have strict diet regimens, but if there is one food you cannot live without, what is it?

Definitely chocolate milk

What's on your iPod right now?

Some Macklemore, Eminem, and A$AP Rocky.

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