Seniors sign to universities

Gaby Dinh, Web Editor

Seniors Josephine Chang and Jenna Lloyd have committed to compete on the collegiate level after signing national letters of intent. Both have been recruited by universities and given full-ride scholarships.

Chang will attend the University of Kentucky playing Division 1 golf, while Lloyd will be competing in Division 2 swim for San Jose State University.

Louisville will be gaining an already competitive golfer. Chang has been recognized as one of the 12 members of the AJGA Scholastic Junior All-America Team and in this year alone, she has also finished sixth out of 36 competitors in the National Resource Partners Bluegrass Junior at Ashland, Kentucky, fifth out of 26 in the AJGA Junior at Talbot, Maryland, and fourth out of 26 in the AJGA Junior at Yolo Fliers, Sacramento. She averages three under par.

Chang, who has been on the varsity golf team all four years, began playing the sport at the age of seven. She started playing golf competitively during the 5th grade after meeting coach Jim Collins.

In her four years of varsity golf, the team has won three CIF championships, one Runner-up CIF, and two CIF State Runner Up awards.

“Golf is a very individualistic sport so playing as a team in high school was really different. You learn to rely on others and you learn that others rely on you, so no matter what you have to keep pushing forward,” Chang said.

Chang hopes to compete in golf professionally after she is in Kentucky.

Lloyd, on the other hand, will attend San Jose State University. Before the official signing ceremony in November, she verbally committed to the school the previous month

Lloyd has been on the varsity swim team since her freshman year. Aside from being on the DBHS swim team, she is also a part of the Brea Aquatics club.

She first began swimming when she was four years old. Since then, Lloyd has gone on to compete at the junior national level, which is two levels below the Olympic trials level.

In addition to this, Lloyd has broken several DBHS swim records, such as the 50 meters freestyle at 24.42 seconds and the 100 meters breaststroke at 64.3 seconds, her best time.

“I’ve grown incredibly since freshman year. I’m a lot faster than I was then and it was really important junior year to get to that college level, which is why these schools looked at me,” Lloyd said.

Both athletes have been previously written about in the Bull’s Eye this year for their stellar achievements.