Athlete of the Month: Evelyn Wang

Number one tennis player on the Diamond Bar girls’ team, first chair cellist, and avid volunteer: Senior Evelyn Wang is all of the above and more. She is yet another example of a well-rounded Brahma, committed to achieving her very best in all her activities.

Wang began her tennis career at seven and has been continuously pursuing it ever since. When she entered high school, Wang displayed her athletic abilities by joining the varsity tennis team and qualifying for CIF Individuals freshman year, all incredible feats for a freshman player. That was only the beginning of her many achievements.

With the team, Wang dominated the title as league champion and was selected Most Valuable Player for the Hacienda League both her sophomore and junior year. She was also named to the first team All-League four years in a row. Co-captain T and undefeated in her junior year, Wang led her team to the top 16 out of 600 tennis teams at CIF and hopes to continue to do so this year.

“As a captain, there is a lot of pressure when making decisions and setting a good example. It also means always being there for your teammates even if you had a bad game or a bad day,” Wang said.

Her success, however, does not come easy. She commits countless hours under the blazing California sun on the weekdays practicing with her teammates and, on the weekends, dedicates her time to bettering any personal weak points.

She has also experienced an emotional rollercoaster throughout her path to success. As a varsity and CIF player from the very beginning of her high school career, Wang often feels the pressure to exceed high expectations and achieve more. Despite all the hardships, however, Wang manages to pull through by being her own inspiration and motivating herself to always seek improvement.

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities,” Wang advised.

Wang’s impressive records do not end with tennis. Adding on to her many recognitions and titles are the following: co-president of Orphanage Club, a divisional recognition award for linguistic and verbal arts, cellist in California Orchestra Directors Association Allstate, academic and athletic all league, and volunteer at Tzu Chi foundation. Wang achieved all of the above while juggling rigorous Advanced Placement classes and maintaining an unweighted 3.7 GPA. Wang proves herself as not only an outstanding athlete, but also a talented musician and a diligent student. She is the epitome of a Brahma success story.