Chang excels at Nationals


Author: Juliet Suess

On Saturday March 24th, the NCAA named Caroline Chang (sophomore) the first Occidental All-American female swimmer since 1987. She attained the honors after placing ninth in the 200-yard breaststroke and 10th in the 100-yard breaststroke at Division III swimming nationals in Indianapolis this past week. Throughout her five swims at nationals, she earned five best times, set five school records and received two All-American honors. Throughout the season, she broke the school records in the 200-yard individual medley (IM), 200-yard backstroke, 800-yard freestyle relay, 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard breaststroke. She also repeated her SCIAC victories in the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke at the SCIAC competition and placed second in the 200-yard IM. Chang is jumpstarting the Swimming and Diving program after a long period of rebuilding. Chang being only a sophomore, she shows has the potential to build upon these accomplishments in the coming years.

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