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.