Home Boys' Lists Girls' Lists Men's Teams Women's Teams News Photos Contributors Links Help Sign-UpOnline Store
Latest News | Categories | Authors | News Archives
 
 

News & Features

Commitment Announcement
Spring Signing Week '14: Mira Ruder-Hook Goes Wolverine Blue
Share:   

Mira Ruder-Hook has a slight difference in opinion to the popular quote "winning isn't everything. It's the only thing."

Mira Ruder-Hook has committed to Michigan
"Wins are more fun," said the senior from Denver, Colorado. "But it's the losses that have motivated me. I'm competitive so a loss is an opportunity to change and do things differently."

This attitude has propelled Ruder-Hook from four-star status as a freshman to a Blue Chip ranking high of 18 in the Class of 2015 and an ITF ranking high of 124. She has won three ITF Grade 4 titles, two in New Zealand and the other in Barbados.

Her steady climb has opened up numerous college options for her, including Michigan, Virginia and Florida.

After thorough and careful thought, Ruder-Hook has chosen to sign her National Letter of Intent with the Michigan Wolverines.

Her choice came down to a "combination of things," the most important being an exceptional tennis program in a setting of great academics. She found them both at Ann Arbor.

"I love both coaches, I love the team, and the academic support was what I was looking for," Ruder-Hook said. "Michigan has everything for me."

Head Coach Ronni Bernstein and Associate Head Coach Teryn Ashley-Fitch have taken the team to four consecutive NCAA Sweet 16 appearances and a fourth straight Big Ten title. Both were All Americans and former tour players.

What stood out for Ruder-Hook, however, was that both coaches encourage and emphasize a culture of camaraderie.

"It was important for me to have a cohesive team," the 6-foot-2 tall righty reflected. "The team is really bound together. They are all competitive on the court and have high expectations of themselves, but are very involved with each other and are really good friends. That's not an easy thing to do. I was really happy to see that."

This Article Is Available Only to Recruiting Advantage members
 
Please log in to access premium TennisRecruiting.net content.
LOG IN
User Name
 
Password
 
 
Forget your password?
 
Register Now For Free!
NOT REGISTERED?
Register Now For Free!
  • Content Updated Daily
  • Complete Rank Lists
  • Exclusive Articles
  • Recruit Interviews
It's Quick, Easy, and Free!
 

 
 TENNIS EXPRESS GEAR GUIDE
 
Rafael Nadal Gear
 
A full size video with all related links is available on our store's YouTube Channel. To purchase from Tennis Express or to find out more, Click Here!
 
RECENT COMMITMENTS
12/18 Rohit Bhagat chooses Case Western
12/17 Vayum Arora chooses Carnegie Mellon
12/17 Christian O'Connor chooses Williams
12/17 Mary Hill chooses Whitman
12/17 Jana Klages-Miller chooses Whitman
12/17 Eleni Gianelos chooses Babson
12/17 Annie Zlevor chooses Colorado College
12/17 Madison Doerre chooses Colorado College
12/17 Jessie Cruz chooses CMS
12/16 Olivia Leavitt chooses Brandeis

Full Listings: Boys' Commits & Girls' Commits

 
 THE LATEST FROM TENNIS EXPRESS
12/17 Have you checked out the new @adidastennis barricade 2015 yet? It's great for a gift or just because! Get it here
12/16 Want to know more about the new @head_tennis Graphene XT Speed MP A racquet? Read/Watch our review
12/15 Looking for a new frame or bag this holiday season? We can help! See our huge selection
12/11 Make someone's day with a Tennis Express gift card! Get yours here
 
 

Page updated on Sunday, November 23, 2014
Contact our web team with any corrections