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Senior Nickname: The Derpiest Competitive Birb
USA Archery Level 3-NTS Coach
2016-2018 SGA Junior Olympic Program Director
2016 State Indoor Female Recurve Champion
2016 Easton Foundation Vegas Prep Silver
2016 Western Regional Female Recurve Qualification Silver
2016 Western Regional Female Recurve Silver
2016 Western Regional Female Recurve Team Champion
2016 Western Regional Recurve Mixed Team Champion
2016 California State Outdoor Colligate Champion
2015-16 Female Recurve All West
2015-16 Female Recurve All American
2017 California State Indoor Female Recurve Champion
2017 Western Regional Female Recurve Qualification Silver
2017 Western Regional Female Recurve Bronze
2017 Western Regional Female Recurve Team Champion
2017 Western Regional Recurve Mixed Team Champion
2016-17 Female Recurve All West
2017 NOCC Recurve Mixed Team Champion
2018 SoCal Collegiate Indoor Female Recurve Qualification Bronze
2018 SoCal Collegiate Indoor Recurve Mixed Team Bronze
2018 Western Regional Female Recurve Qualification Bronze
2018 Western Regional Female Recurve Silver
2018 Western Regional Female Recurve Team Silver
2018 Western Regional Recurve Mixed Team Champion
2017-18 Female Recurve All West
2018 NOCC Recurve Mixed Team Bronze
Kaitlyn first delved into the world of archery when her parents' friends started an archery academy in Stockton, CA in February of 2013. She quickly picked up the sport and began attending various competitions; she was eventually introduced to Nick Kale by her coach at Indoor Nationals 2015. Upon her enrollment at UCSD, Kaitlyn joined SGA without a second thought. She stated, "All of the colleges I looked into had some type of competitive archery program. UCSD stood out to me for the convenient location, but I stayed in SGA for the community a.k.a. 'da fwendship.' :3"
Kaitlyn's defining memory of archery was her participation in the Recurve Mixed Team shootoff with SGA Alumni Jason Tong against Texas A&M at NOCC 2017. The energy of all the teams was a continuous hum in the air as Kaitlyn and Jason stepped up to the shooting line. Armed with her competitive nature and admirable concentration, Kaitlyn loosed an arrow into the 9-ring, a point above Texas A&M's 8-ring shot. Jason followed up with another 9 points as Kaitlyn watched with bated breath. Another 8 points from Texas A&M's second and last arrow. A smile just waiting to happen spread across Kaitlyn's face. The stress and anticipation were finally over. She had tirelessly fought for and achieved her 2017 National Champion title.
Additionally, Kaitlyn's fondest memory of archery was winning Recurve Mixed Team Gold with Kelton Cheng at WROCC 2018. It was the last opportunity for her to shoot with him, and they made sure to make the most of it. Their teamwork rivaled that of the other teams, and they performed as if they had been shooting mixed teams for her entire time with SGA. This marked Kaitlyn's third of three Recurve Mixed Team Champion titles for the outdoor season, and she couldn't have been more content to reach this achievement with Kelton.
After she graduates, Kaitlyn plans to participate in research projects for the time being. She has graduate school in mind and is planning to apply this coming Fall.
We wish her the very best in her future endeavors and hope to see her continuing to hit those 10's at the field. We extend our utmost gratitude to Kaitlyn for bringing her outstanding skills and beautiful personality to SGA.
Congratulations on graduating!