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[MICRO]GRANTS: Women's Tennis

The University of Scranton women’s tennis team reached new levels of success in 2012, earning a berth in the NCAA Tournament for the first time in the program’s 37-year history. The tournament appearance came on the heels of the Royals’ first Landmark Conference title and third overall conference crown.

Over the past five seasons of Landmark Conference play, Scranton has placed 14 players on all-conference teams, and the Royals have had 36 all-conference players in their history. The team has also been successful in the classroom, as Tracey Graybill (‘88) earned Academic All-American honors in 1987.

Scranton annually plays a schedule of approximately 15 matches while playing a split schedule of a handful of fall events and a full schedule in the spring. The team also takes a spring break trip most years to face competition from around the country, most recently playing in Hilton Head, S.C. in the spring of 2012.

Your gift to women’s tennis helps support equipment purchases, training technique upgrades, indoor training opportunities and the spring break trip, all while helping the Royals continue to achieve new levels of success in the future.

“Our student-athletes give 100 percent dedication, passion and heart. We won’t accept anything less,” said head Coach Liz Steege. “The generosity of our donors and the support of our women’s tennis program will help our athletes continue to set and achieve the lofty standards and goals we have put in place in recent years. Thank you to all who support us, we appreciate it from the bottom of our hearts.”