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Duke Tennis Players Travel to Vietnam to Assist in Providing Sports Education Opportunities

Imagine yourself as an NCAA Division I tennis player, facing a multiple-choice quiz on your summer plans.

Do you: a) play Pro Circuit Futures events to keep your game in shape, b) sign on to give lessons at your local club to keep your finances solvent, c) hit the books to catch up or get ahead in your academic progress, or d) simply grab some R&R to recover from the hectic student-athlete schedule?

Granson is finishing up her shift in Vietnam
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For Duke's Reka Zsilinszka and Amanda Granson, the answer is: none of the above. Instead, their summer will revolve around a memorable adventure - a trek to Vietnam as pioneers of the newly organized Coach for College program.

The brainchild of former Duke tennis player Parker Goyer, Coach for College is a collaboration of Duke and University of North Carolina student-athletes, who for six weeks this summer will assist fellow college students from Vietnam in developing sports camps for middle and high school students in rural areas of the country.

"I went (to Vietnam) for a month, and when I was there I saw the real lack of athletic equipment, infrastructure, and programming," Goyer, a 2007 graduate of Duke, told NCAA.com. "It struck me because as we (in the U.S.) grow up, we have a lot of access to those things, and that's the reason why we can become student-athletes in college."

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