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Chang takes first steps with signing

Posted: May 2, 2012 - 12:06am
With her mother, Carmen, and father, Efrain, by her side, Kiauna Chang held her letter of intent signing ceremony at Grovetown High School.  Photo by Scott Rouch
Photo by Scott Rouch
With her mother, Carmen, and father, Efrain, by her side, Kiauna Chang held her letter of intent signing ceremony at Grovetown High School.

Grovetown High School’s Kiauna Chang is taking the steps she needs to get to where she wants to be.

One of those steps was signing a letter of intent to go to school and play softball for Chattanooga State, which she did Thursday.

“The softball program is really good,” said Chang, who batted .395 in 2011 and was an all-region outfielder. “When I went to go visit, I liked the campus and fell in love with it. The people were nice.”

Chang plans to play there for two years before transferring to Armstrong Atlantic State University, where she’ll continue to work on becoming an athletic trainer. She has already laid the groundwork for her desired profession, shadowing Grovetown’s athletic trainer Jessica Kirby for her senior project. Being a trainer will help keep Chang’s hand in what she loves.

“I want to be an athletic trainer because I want to stay active in sports,” she said.

Chang started for Harlem High’s team her freshman year and then played the next three years at Grovetown. It’s something she would like to continue.

“I need to work hard for a starting position. I’m used to starting,” she said.

Her departure will leave a hole in the Grovetown team for more than just her on-field performances.

“She’s a great kid, a stellar player and a total pleasure to coach,” Grovetown softball head coach Bill Madigan said. “She’ll be missed.”

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