NCAA: Meet the newest NCAA Season 94 courtside reporters
Mark Escarlote on Jul 03, 2018 05:24 PM
Meet NCAA Season 94's newest courtside reporters Chase Orozco (left) and Aya De Quiros.
Two fresh faces will join the crack team of courtside reporters that will add more color, in-game updates and different angles in the exciting basketball action of the NCAA Season 94 set to open on Saturday at the MOA Arena.
Aya De Quiroz and Chase Orozco are the newest addition in the broadcasting team alongside seasoned CSR’s Roxanne Montealegre, Ceej Tantengco and Angelique Manto, who is also making her first NCAA stint after two seasons with the UAAP and hosting job for Upfront.
NCAA Season 94 CSRs (from left) Roxanne Montealegre, Chase Orozco, Aya De Quiroz, Ceej Tantengco and Angelique Manto.
De Quiroz is an incoming fourth year media and entertainment management student in UA&P and a student radio jock for RX 93.1.
“Broadcasting has always been my dream and I’ve always been immersed in sports kahit na I’m just home watching,” said De Quiros. “Actually, speaking of RX, one of the jocks told me about the open call auditions. I gave it a shot and here I am super blessed to be right here.”
Meanwhile, Orozco, a dead ringer of Kapamilya star Christine Reyes, is a fresh graduate from University of Sto. Tomas. This may be her first time working as a CSR but Orozco has a background in hosting.
“During college more on student leader po ako. I joined student council and nagho-host po ako inside and outside the university,” said Orozco, a Bachelor of Arts in Literature graduate.
But don’t be deceived with the petite frames of these two ladies and they are more than just pretty faces on TV.
“Well, I tried my shot a taekwondo and fencing before kaso ‘di talaga made ang aking katawan kaya sa courtside na lang, na hanggang doon na lang ang limitasyon,” De Quiroz joked. “I did that (taekwondo) back in grade school and high school I think in fencing.”
Orozco was a varsity player back in grade school and high school for Dominican School Manila.
“Ever since bata po ako talagang maano po ang family ko sa sports. Noong elementary I tried badminton, Grade 6 champion,” said Orozco. “For high school naman I tried volleyball kasi iba ang high school eh kapag kasama mo mga friends. I tried volleyball and nagkaroon din kami ng championship. I was able to score (the) MVP (award) during third year high school (Dominican School Manila).”
“During college I tried varsity volleyball team din sa UST pero maliit ang height eh,” she added.
Both are looking forward to a good run in their first CSR stint.
“Ako kasi nandoon po talaga ang hunger na matuto ako not only from the courtside reporters but also from the analysts, the anchors, and what I’m really looking forward to talaga is talagang nag-improve po halos lahat ng teams,” said Orozco. “As in parang hindi mo alam kung sino ba talaga ang papasok sa Final Four beside San Beda and Lyceum kasi sila po yung talagang parang tinitingnan na nadoon na talaga sa top two.”
“I’m really excited sa games as well as yung mga makakatrabaho ko po not only sa on cam pero sa mga makakasama ko off cam,” she continued.
De Quiroz shared the same sentiment.
“It’s actually same with Chase. It’s a new environment and I’m very excited to learn,” she said. “I think that’s one of the things that other people don’t realize that’s it’s also about writing and knowing the game. So I’m really excited to show maybe something unique that the people will appreciate. I’m also excited to learn from the best.”
“As also for the games, yeah, a lot of improvement from the games. We might see some underdogs making their way in the limelight this season,” De Quiroz added. “That’s very exciting because we don’t know who will actually win this season.”