Swimming & Diving



 Keara Chang
Keara Chang

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Fullerton, Calif.

High School:
Sunny Hills HS

Height:
5-3

Event:
Freestyle/Butterfly

Experience:
2L


01/19/2013

Cowboys Close The Weekend Undefeated, While Cowgirls Fall To Boise State

The Pokes Defeated Air Force, Seattle And North Dakota For The Second Straight Day

12/15/2012

Cowgirl Swimming And Diving Remains Perfect In Dual Meets, Downs UNC

Wyoming Won 13 of 16 Events In Today's Dual

11/10/2012

Wyoming Swimming And Diving Blows Past Air Force

Cowboy Kalms and Cowgirl Hartigan Both Win Three Events

10/27/2012

Cowgirls Take Down Rams In The Pool

Wyoming Wins Fourth-Consecutive Dual Over Colorado State

Sophomore (2013-14): Chang continued to be one of the Cowgirls most consistent distance swimmers during her sophomore season. She swam in all every meet for UW mostly in the 500 freestyle. Chang swam a season-best 4:55.79 in the 500 freestyle at the MW Championships finishing in 18th place. She also finished 18th in the 1,650 freestyle at the MW Championships with a time of 17:07.53. Chang had a huge day for the Cowgirls against Colorado State winning the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:55.21 and the 500 freestyle at 5:08.84.

Freshman: (2012-13): Chang saw a considerable amount of action for the Cowgirls in her first season. She opened her collegiate career in impressive fashion in a dual meet with Colorado State, as she earned a first-place finish in the 200 freestyle and followed her win with a pair of second-place finishes in the 500 freestyle (5:10.31) and 400 freestyle relay. She followed her season opener with another win in the 200 freestyle, as she did it against Air Force. She also was a part of the 200 freestyle relay team that captured first-place against the Falcons. She recorded a time of 5:13.42 in the 500 freestyle in a dual meet against New Mexico, as she finished in second-place.

High School: Chang is another California recruit joining the Cowgirls from Fullerton from Sunny Hills High School. She swam four seasons under head coach Keith Nighswonger at Sunny Hills. In 2012, she was a Freeway League MVP and her school MVP from 2009 to 2012. During her senior season she set the 100 butterfly league and school record. Her freshman year in the classroom, Chang earned Rotary Top-100 scholar-athlete honors.

Personal: Chang was born in Newport Beach, Calif. Her birthday is Oct. 18, 1994. She is the daughter of Amy and David Chang and has one younger brother, Nathan. She is undecided about a major at UW. She was also recruited by Drury, Cal State Bakersfield and Fresno State.

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