BY ALEX ROSALES
Photo Courtesy of COD Athletics. Jada Toland has signed a letter of intent with ULV.
The 5-foot-4 multi-sport athlete has signed a letter of intent with the University of La Verne for a spot on the women’s basketball team. From being a starting point guard under veteran women’s basketball head coach, Ronald “Skip” Parry and playing shortstop under softball head coach, Garrett Estrin for two years, Toland is ready to take on this new venture at Division III.
Even with being a scoring machine by averaging 7.8 points per game in basketball and 16 RBI’s overall in softball, Toland said, she wants to improve as an athlete overall.
“[I want to improve] everything. If I’m talking about basketball, I want to be a shooting guard, [not just a point],” said Toland. While she will be playing basketball for ULV, she plans to also be part of their softball team, going in as a walk-on.
Toland is not only looking to improve as a DIII athlete in basketball and softball, but she also wants to pursue a master’s degree in kinesiology. She aspires to be versatile with this degree according to her goals set in mind. “I want to do a lot with [kinesiology]. I want to train. I want to direct. I want to manage everything,” said Toland.
Toland was accepted into the honors program at ULV, which gives her more the opportunity to make her goal of venturing with a master’s in kinesiology, a reality.
The University of La Verne is located in La Verne, CA. The ULV Leopards have their home games at the Sports Pavilion and the team is coached by 2nd-year head coach, Jason Pruitt. The Leopards are in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) NCAA DIII, which they tied for 8th finishing with an overall record 5-20 and 3-13 in the conference.
The Roadrunner’s wish Jada Toland success in her new journey at ULV. Great work this season!