Lara Uyar, a native of Turkey, discusses how she is affected by the current crisis in her country caused by an earthquake near the border with Syria.
“Is my family OK; are my friends OK?” she said. “I was really upset about it. It’s kind of hard for me, but I love being in the United State, because of my friends and my teammates, my coaches. They are making me happy. They are supporting me all the time.”
Uyar, a sophomore on Wichita State's volleyball team majoring in international business, talks about how she is handling the emotions of being far away from family and friends during the difficult time and how her teammates offer support. We also talk about sports in Turkey, her adjustment to the United States and spring volleyball practices at Wichita State.