UNIVERSITY OF RICHMOND, Va. – The Richmond women’s tennis program has inked Gaby Rosales to National Letter of Intent for the upcoming 2014-15 season, as announced by head coach Mark Wesselink.
"There are many talented and smart young players but Gaby sets herself apart with her sense of character and integrity,” commented Wesselink. “Our team has always prided themselves on their class and winning the right way. I think Gaby saw that in our program and embraces our values. She is going to be a very successful person and player. We are proud to have her join our team."
Rosales comes to Richmond with some impressive credentials, including rankings of No. 7 in the Midwest Region and No. 2 in Indiana.
In high school, she was a three-time Illinois All-State selection and this year won 35-straight matches. Last summer she recorded an ITA Summer Tournament win over All-Big Ten player Sarah Lee of the University of Michigan.
Rosales received the prestigious 2013 Helen Shockley Award as the 16-18 year-old age division USTA Midwest female player, which demonstrated the highest standards of tennis accomplishment, character, conduct, sportsmanship, appearance, and amateurism.
In addition, she was awarded three Midwest Sportsmanship Awards.
The Munster, Ind., native has also excelled in the classroom as a Member of the National Honor Society and receiving an Academic Letter Award for GPA over 4.0 at Marian Catholic High School.