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Luther College Men | Women

Division:NCAA - Div. III
Location:Decorah, IA
Head Coach:Adam Strand
Assistant Coach:Miriam Skrade
Institution Type:Private
Environment:Small town
Student Population:Less than 2,500

Conference Highlights
2009, 2010 Conference Champions
Luther College has won 25 of 30 Conference Championships
15 Players have been named Conference MVP
Kelsie Allen IIAC Singles Champion 2009 and MVP 2009
6 All-Conference selections in 2014
Maggie Helms/Hailey Johnson undefeated in Conference Doubles 2015
Post Season Highlights
2008, 2009, 2010, & 2011 NCAA Team Tournament Births
14 trips to the National Team Tournament
13 trips to the Individual National Tournament
14 Singles players have competed at the National Tournament
11 Doubles teams have competed at the National Tournament
Tournament Highlights
10 ITA All-Americans
14 NCAA Tournament Team Appearances
Cami Czech advanced to quarterfinals of ITA singles draw - 2011
Cass Chalhoub advanced to Round of 16 ITA singles draw - 2011
Maggie Helms/Lauren Welch ITA Consolation Doubles Champions - 2015
Individual Achievements
13 ITA Academic All-American Team awards
11 ITA Academic All-Americans from 2010-2011 & 2011-2012 Season
Luther Team Named Academic All-Americans in 2010-'11 & 2011-'12 Seasons
2015 ITA All-Academic Team-14th consecutive year dating back to 2002
6 ITA All-Scholar Athletes 2015
Coaching Achievements
Adam Strand...

2004 graduate of Luther College

Fifth season as head coach

Has led the Norse to a record of 74-36 in four seasons

During his tenure he has coached nine student-athletes who have earned
16 all-conference honors in singles and seven athletes who have earned 10 all-conference honors in doubles.

He has also coached one Iowa Conference MVP

Took over both the men's and women's tennis programs after serving as the head coach of both programs at Augustana College, Rock Island, IL for six years

During his tenure at ARI his men's teams posted a record of 107-66 and placed third in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin (CCIW) five times and finished second his last year

He coached the women for five years posting a record of 71-58 including a 20-9 record and a second place finish in the CCIW in 2010

Named CCIW Coach of the Year in 2010

Four-year letter winner while playing for the Norse

Miriam Skrade...

Begins her first season as the assistant for the men's and women's teams

2004 graduate of Luther College

Three-time all-conference performer in singles and two-time all-conference
performer in doubles while playing for the Norse

Helped lead the Norse to three Iowa Conference championships and four
consecutive NCAA III National Tournament appearances

Posted a career singles record of 66-33 and was 36-20 in doubles

Joins Luther staff from Knox College where she was the head coach for
both the men and women for the past two years (2013-2014)

From 2010-13 she was the head coach for boy's tennis at Ames High School where she led the team to a state title in 2011 and runner-up
finishes in 2010 and 2012

Twice she was named Central Iowa Metropolitan League Coach of the Year
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