Beyer tennis star signs with Seattle University

restrada@modbee.comNovember 26, 2012 

Jacqueline Jacques

Jacqueline Jacques, a Beyer High School tennis standout, signed a national letter-of-intent to attend Seattle University.

— Beyer High senior Jacqueline Jacques has signed a national letter of intent to play tennis at Seattle University.

She has a cumulative GPA of 3.7, with six Advanced Placement or pre-AP classes.

She is 70-3 in high school, her losses coming in the section playoffs. As a 16-year-old, she was 20th in the USTA state rankings for 18-year-olds.

One of the attractions to Seattle, she said, was that she can major in pre-medicine with a teacher-student ratio of 1 to 13.

Jacques has taken AP or pre-AP physics, pyschology, biology, statistics, pre-calculus and chemistry.

“My dream was to always play Division I college tennis, and Seattle is allowing me to do so on a full ride,” said Jacques. “I love the fact I will be living in a big city with people from all around the world. Also, since I will be majoring in pre-medicine, the teacher-student ratio was key at 1 to 13.”

Another lure, Jacques said, was that Seattle only recruits domestic players — there has been an influx of foreign talent on campuses, and that’s led to a rift in the college community.

“The team is completely american. The coach doesnt recruit forgeiners, which is a big deal for me,” said said, also pointing out the schools solid academic reputation.

Jacques expects to compete for the No. 1 singles spot.

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