Women's Tennis Signs Three Recruits for 2018-19 Season
Dina Chaika joins the Cards as an incoming freshman from Lermontov, Russia. Her hometown sits a short distance north of Georgia (the European country) and a bit west of the Black Sea. Chaika comes in after being one of the top tennis players in all of Russia as well as earning a ranking as high as #46 as a 14-year-old in all of Europe.
Nikolina Jovic comes in from Gamecock country down in South Carolina with three years of eligibility remaining. The Bosnian native (women's soccer's Sanela Hodzic hails from there as well) won several national awards in high school and earned WTA world ranking points.
Although I have never met Coach Mark Beckham personally I know that Paulie speaks highly of him. I will put my faith in Coach Beckham as he hopes to improve from last year's 13-13 record.
Matches at the Bass-Rudd Tennis Center have free admission whether it is being held inside or outside. Just make sure to be aware of a mishit and a tennis ball headed your way!
10 Rowers Named to All-ACC Academic Team
Seniors Rebecca Busk, Kirsti Harrison, Callie McGowan, Hannah Richardson, Sophie Schulz, Kim Streetz, Allison Zimmermann, junior Abbi Fitts, and freshman Violette Legrand were the 10 honorees. The Cards led the way with 10 players on the 62-player roster. Four other schools placed second with eight each.
UofL closed out the season ranked 20 in the US Rowing/CRCA coaches' poll and fifth in the ACC. This team had high levels of success on the water and in the classroom this year, something they continue to improve each year.
What Day is it and Other News and Notes
It is National Hug Day so go hug a friend, family member, or the first person you see on the street! For me, I have to point out it is National Camera Day, but no new UofL pics coming until August. If you've attended a lacrosse match on Floyd Street you would be familiar with the food trucks that make appearances so it is a good time to acknowledge National Food Truck Day.
Happy Friday and Go Cards!
- Jared -