Bridget Harding joins the Emory University Women’s Tennis coaching staff as a volunteer assistant for the 2018-19 season. Harding joins Amy Bryant’s staff following a stellar collegiate career, playing for the Eagles from 2014-18.
As a four-year member of the program, Harding was a three-time All-American in both singles and doubles, finishing her career as Emory’s all-time leader with 113 doubles victories while ranking third with 106 singles wins, just one of three players in program history to post 100 or more triumphs in both categories. She recorded 24 or more singles victories in each of her four campaigns (played in the #1 spot her final three seasons) including her senior season mark of 25-10. Named by the University Athletic Association as Player of the Year in her final two campaigns, Harding was also tabbed as the ITA 2017-18 Atlantic South Region Senior Player of the Year. In 2017-18, she, along with Ysabel Gonzalez-Rico, established a school seasonal mark with 34 doubles wins en route to advancing to the semifinal round at the NCAA D-III Championships. As a junior, Harding became just the third player in Emory women’s tennis history to record 30 or more wins in both singles and doubles competition in a single season, posting a career-high 30 singles victories (30-11) while racking up 31 doubles wins (31-10). She was a NCAA D-III Championships participant in both singles and doubles her final three years, reaching the NCAA semifinals in doubles as a junior and senior and the NCAA Semifinals in singles once as a junior. Harding added a NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship recipient to her resume in July of 2018 and was a three-time UAA All-Academic Team selection, three-time UAA President’s Council Scholar Athlete and named to the Emory Class of 2018 100 Senior Honorary.
During her stint in the program, Emory compiled a dual record of 87-21, won the 2016 NCAA Division III National Championship, brought home three national runner-up finishes and claimed four UAA titles.