Burroughs High has been blessed to have had a number of fine athletes over the years who have gone on to major universities.
Both recently signed national letters of intent with two of the finest universities in the nation that combine both excellence in academics and athletics.
Wilson, who holds the school record in every individual event, will attend UCLA.
Grote will continue her education and career at UC Berkeley.
“There were a lot of smaller schools and a lot of emails. I would get like 50 a day almost whether it was academic or athletic scholarships,” said Wilson, who said she has better than a 4.0 grade point average.
Wilson said she chose UCLA over Princeton, University of Pennsylvania, Rice, UC Santa Barbara and UC Davis, among others.
Since Wilson has been very versatile in swimming a number of events, she said her role with the Bruins will most likely be in the middle distance events.
“What they were looking at me more was for the 100 free, the 200 free and the 500 free and I’ll be able to do the relays for them,” she said.
Grote signed her letter of intent with UC Berkeley, where she will be joined by friend Kendall Jensen of Village Christian, who also lives in Burbank.
The outside hitter has played a key role in Burroughs winning three consecutive Pacific League titles.
Emanuella Nathan, a star on the Burroughs girls’ water polo team, has signed a letter of intent with the University of the Pacific in Stockton.