Tyler Koran
Tyler Koran
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Salinas, California
High School: Salinas
Major: Undeclared


Why did you choose Hope College? I chose Hope because of the Professional Tennis Management (PTM) program.

What is your favorite pregame meal or snack? And why? My favorite snack before a match is a Nature Valley Oats n’ Honey bar because it tastes good (not sponsored).

What is your favorite movie and why? “School of Rock” because it is really funny but also because I used to watch it all the times as a kid.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? Being a good person is far more important than being a good tennis player.

List a favorite Bible verse and why it is meaningful to you. 1 Peter 3:15: “...in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you...” This is my favorite verse because it encourages listeners to be able to defend their faith and not have blind faith.

Please list any service opportunities you plan to be engaged with this year: Both on campus and off campus. (i.e. Mortar Board, CASA, Dance Marathon, Boys & Girls Club). Time to Serve, Dance Marathon, hopefully others.