BOONE, N.C. — Three student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent to join Appalachian State University's women's tennis program in 2013, head coach Colin Crothers announced on Friday.
"I'm looking forward to working with all three players," Crothers said.
"We graduate a strong class and they have laid a great foundation and winning attitude. I believe that we will be a strong team for years to come."
The three new players consist of Olivia Isbey (Auckland, New Zealand/Mt. Albert Grammar School), Gabrielle Wreder (Miami, Fla./Miami Killian Senior High), and McKayla Zupan (Wilmington, N.C./Hoggard High School).
Auckland, New Zealand
Mt. Albert Grammar School
West End Tennis Club
Competed in National Tennis Teams Tournament in 2009 as a freshman…Enjoys many different sports, along with music, drawing, and photography in her spare time...coached by Peter Blow...planning to study Exercise Science at Appalachian.
Crothers' Comments: "Olivia is a very talented player who had been one of the top juniors in New Zealand. She is also an exceptional student and I'm looking forward to working with her."
Miami Killian Senior High
Royal Palms Tennis Club
Played at the No. 1 position as a sophomore at Miami Killian…finished junior season with an undefeated record…coached by Scott Bruce…plans to major in Marketing/Product Design at App State.
Crothers' Comments: "Gabrielle Wreder is a very strong player who will do well at ASU. She is a 4-star recruit according to tennisrecruiting.net and is close to being inside the top 100 players in the United States."
Hoggard High School
Three-time all-county, all-conference, and all-state selection…earned state runner-up finish in women's singles as a sophomore…three-year conference and regional champion…honors include MVP, three-time player of the year, and player of the week…graduates Hoaggard with a 72-14 match record…coached by Micheal Bowen.
Crothers' Comments: "McKayla Zupan has always been a consistent top 10 player in North Carolina. Her doubles play is outstanding, which we need in order to be at the top of the conference."