Carmen Bufkin made Regal history this year by becoming the first woman to represent Cal Lutheran tennis at the NCAA Division III Tennis Championships.
Bufkin, a First Team All-Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference selection, opened the 2023 tournament in Orlando, Florida, in May against Matia Cristiani of Babson College. Cristiani took the early lead and won the first set 6-1. Bufkin fought hard but fell 6-2 in the second and saw her championships end.
A second-year student, Bufkin will have more chances to compete at the NCAA Championships.