Swimming & Diving

 Keara Chang
Keara  Chang


Fullerton, Calif.

High School:
Sunny Hills HS





Wyoming Opens MW Championships

Second Day of Meet Set to begin Thursday


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Campbell, Harutjunjan each claim two victories


Cowboys Return to Action Hosting Air Force

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UW takes 14 of 16 events


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Senior (2015-16): Chang closed out her career for UW at the MW Championships. She was a member of the sixth place 800 free relay team, in addition to taking 14th in the 1,650 free with a time of 17.10.74 and 19th in the 500 free (4:55.41). In the double-dual with UNLV and Nevada, Change took second (4:59.64) in the 500 free and third (10:24.30) in the 1,000 free. She helped UW to it’s first-ever win over a Pac-12 opponent by taking fourth (5:05.82) in the 500 free. On senior night, Chang brought home two victories in the 200 (1:55.27) and 500 free (5:10.11) against Colorado State.

Junior (2014-15):
Chang had an impressive junior season for the Cowgirls. In her home state of California against Cal Poly, Chang won the 500 free with a time of 5:02.86 and also the 500 freestyle against UC Santa Barbara with a mark of 5:03.01.Competing against Border War rival CSU, Chang took home two titles as she dominated the freestyle events and won the 200 and 500 with times of 1:54.53 and 5:07.32, respectively. Chang also brought home the title in the 500 freestyle with an impressive time of 5:12.76 during the season's opening dual against MW rival New Mexico.

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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