She also looked to her brother Nick for advice on the major decision.
“He was very protective and really tried to guide me,” she said. “He was very funny and very opinionated. Part of him wanted me to go to Texas, but part of him wanted me to do something new. He made sure I wasn’t rushing and I was going where I wanted to go. My parents were great too.”
With her college decision now out of the way, D’Innocenzo wants to make her final fall as a Golden Warrior count.
“If we win through states we will be undefeated all four years I was here,” she said. “I’d also like to reset my state records in the 200 IM and 500 freestyle records and go for the 200 freestyle and 100 breaststroke records. I have big goals for myself, and I am excited to work hard and accomplish them.”
David Willis is a sportswriter/videographer for The Eagle-Tribune. You can see his video profiles at eagletribunetribune.com/sports