Emory Women’s Tennis Places 22 on the UAA 25-Year Team

Emory University Women's Tennis was well-represented on the University Athletic Association's (UAA) 25-Year Team, with 22 Eagles among the 32 total players named to the conference's silver-anniversary squad.

Players were selected based on the UAA honors earned during their collegiate careers.  Awarding two points for an all-UAA First Team selection and one point for a Second Team honor (only as a singles player), any athlete who totaled five or more points during their career was named to the team.  In addition, a player who was named the UAA Most Valuable Player during her career received an automatic selection to the team, as did any of the top-flight singles winners when a UAA MVP was not named from 1989-93.

Highlighting the list for Emory is former Eagle Mary Ellen Gordon, who was named the UAA Most Valuable Player all four years of her career, a feat still unmatched in conference history by any female athlete in any sport.  Jessica Levy is Emory's only other multiple-time UAA MVP, having won the award in both 1994 and 1995.  Current junior Gabrielle Clark, the 2011 UAA MVP, was the only active player in the conference selected to the 25-Year Team.  Emory head coach, Amy (Smith) Bryant, was named to the team as well, winning the MVP award as player in 1996.

Other former Eagles who were named UAA MVPs during their careers included Karen Kirschbom (1987), Alexa Wilensky (1998), Julie Sterner (2000), Carina Alberelli (2005), and Tshema Nash (2008).  Nicole Sullivan, who won the top-flight singles championship in 1989, also earned a spot on the team.

Other Emory selections to the UAA 25-Year Team include Megan Bern, Jamie Chan, Zahra Dawson, Mandy Jackson, Stefanie Leshaw, Shannon McGlame, Margaret Moscato, Lindsay Reidenbach, Tracy Shub, Erin Terrell, Jill Tobin and Emily Warburg

Emory has won 23 UAA Women's Tennis Championships during the program, including each of the first 22 awarded in the conference's history.  The Eagles have gone on to win National Championships on five occasions (1996, 2003, 2004, 2005, and 2006), and have finished among the top-three teams at the NCAA Championships 12 times, including each of the last four years.

University Athletic Association
25th Anniversary Women's Tennis Team


Carina Alberelli

Emory

 

Debbie Michelson

Washington

Megan Bern

Emory

Keri Mills

Carnegie Mellon

Jamie Chan

Emory

Margaret Moscato

Emory

Gabrielle Clark

Emory

Tshema Nash

Emory

Zahra Dawson

Emory

Shilpa Reddy

Washington

Vindya Dayananda

Chicago

Lindsay Reidenbach

Emory

Mary Ellen Gordon

Emory

Tracy Shub

Emory

Carmen Vaca Guzman

Chicago

Amy Smith

Emory

Kendra Higgins

Chicago

Amy Staloch

Carnegie Mellon

Mandy Jackson

Emory

Julie Sterner

Emory

Karen Kirschbom

Emory

Nicole Sullivan

Emory

Jennifer Kung

Chicago

Erin Terrell

Emory

Stefanie Leshaw

Emory

Jill Tobin

Emory

Jessica Levy

Emory

Minh Tran

Brandeis

Jill Mazza

Rochester

Emily Warburg

Emory

Shannon McGlame

Emory

Alexa Wilensky

Emory