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Oglethorpe University Men | Women


Division:NCAA - Div. III
Conference:SAA
Location:Atlanta, GA
Head Coach:Peter Howell
Assistant Coach:Paul Danielson
Institution Type:Private
Environment:Very large city
Student Population:Less than 2,500


 
Conference Highlights
May 2017
Won 5 consecutive Conference matches for the first time! Beat Berry (2x's), BSC, Millsaps, Rhodes, & Hendrix. Losses to Sewanee & Centre. Finished 3rd, our highest since going d3 in 1991! Finished ranked #14 Atlantic South Region NCAA! 13-6 overall record.

Caroline Johnson 1st Team All-Conference
Shannon Cruz & Taylor Cranfor Honorable Mention All-Conference

May 2016
Caroline Johnson All- Conference
Katherine Walker Honorable Mention All-Conference
Katherine Walker Sportsmanship Award
Team Ranked 13th ITA Atlantic South
Team improve to 5th place SAA


May 2015
Caroline Johnson 1st Team All Conference
Katherine Walker Honorable Mention
Katherine Johnson Sportsmanship Award

May 2014
Lose 5-4 to the #2 seed after having match point for the upset at #2 singles. Finish 7th in SAA. JaHaun Freeman-Clark voted New Comer of the Year and makes 1st team All-Conference. Caffrey Francis & Katherine Walker both Honorable mention All-Conference.

September 2013
We have solid showing in ITA's; clearly a stronger and improved team as all players won at least one match. JaHaun Freeman-Clark showed she is a true #1 player in extending #3 seed 7-5, 6-2 in her second match. Groover is Finalist in B Draw.

May 2013,

#4 Trish Groover make Honorable Mention All- SAA
#5 Kate Siess named Honorable Mention All-SAA



Post Season Highlights
May 2017
Caroline Johnson selected 1st Team All-Conference
Shannon Cruz selected Honorable Mention All-Conference
Taylor Cranford selected Honorable Mention All-Conference

Oglethorpe University Awards
Delaney Abood Scholar Athlete of the Year
Caroline Johnson Female Athlete of the Year
Women's Tennis - Female Team of the Year

May 2016
Stormy Petrels ranked #13 Atlantic South
Caroline Johnson All-Conference
Katherine Walker Honorable Mention All-Conference

May 2015
Caroline Johnson 1st Team All Conference
Katherine Walker Honorable Mention

May 2014
Jahaun Freeman-Clark voted New Comer of the Year; 1st Team All-Conference.
Caffrey Francis Honorable Mention All-Conference
Katherine Walker Honorable Mention All-Conference

May 2013
Soph Trisch Groover and JR Kate Siess named Honorable Mention All-Conference

May 2012
Soph Caffrey Francis selected All-Conference;
Sr Jayme Danielson selected Honorable Mention for 3rd consecutive year despite missing 2/3 of season w/ injury!


Tournament Highlights
April 2017
Seeded 3rd, defeat Berry in Q'finals, fall to Centre in Semi's

Nov 2016
Caroline Johnson/Hannah Dattilo ranked #8 Atlantic South Dbls
Team ranked #13 Atlantic South

Sept 2016
Caroline Johnson makes 16's ITA South Regional
Taylor Cranford makes 16's ITA South Regional
Caroline Johnson/Hannah Dattilo make semi's ITA South Regional Dbls

April 2016
Seeded 5th; lose to #4 Berry 5-4

April 2015
Lose tough match to #1 Seed Sewanee; rain washes out backdraw.

SAA Championships
Come in as 7th seed v #2 seed. Win #1 doubles, 1,3,& 6 singles, have match point at #2 singles but lose 7-6 third set and fall 5-4. Almost a great upset victory!

September 2013 ITA
Freshman JaHaun Freeman-Clark defeats Rhodes #1 in 3 sets in first round, loses to highly ranked Kim Wa 7-5,6-2. Freeman-Clark/Walker won 1st rd doubles, lost to seeded Emory Team. Francis/Wilcox made finals A Draw consolation.
Tricia Groover defeated 3 opponents and was Finalist in the B Draw. We had a good showing as all seven girls won at least one match. We won't sneak up on anyone now!



Individual Achievements
May 2017
Caroline Johnson 1st Team All-Conference
Shannon Cruz Honorable Mention
Taylor Cranford Honorable Mention
Taylor Cranford All-Conference Sportsmanship Team

May 2016
Caroline Jonson selected All-Confernce
Katherine Walker Honorable Mention

May 2015
Caroline Johnson selected 1st Team All-Conference

May 2014
Jahaun Freeman-Clark voted New Comer of the Year; 1st Team All-Conference
Caffrey Francis Honorable Mention All-Conference
Katherine Walker Honorable Mention All-Conference

May 2013
Soph Trischa Groover Honorable Mention All-Conference
Jr Kate Siess Honorable Mention All-Conference

May 2012
Caffrey Francis makes All-Conference
Jayme Danielson Honorable Mention for 3rd year!






Coaching Achievements
April 2017
Oglethorpe University Women's Coach of the Year
April 2016
Inducted into Oglethorpe Athletic Hall of Fame
Oglethorpe University Women's Coach of the Year

May 2014
Coach Howell inducted into the USPTA-Southern Tennis Hall of Fame;

May 2013
Selected SAA Men's Coach of the Year,

June 2010
Inducted into Georgia Tennis Hall of Fame

He has over 45 years of tennis teaching/coaching experience, having worked with over 10 All-Americans during his career. As a player, he was ranked #5 nationally by the USTA in the 35's and 40's, and has been selected GA. Pro of the Year four times, and Sr. Player of the Year twice. Coach Howell was MVP and Captain of his Vanderbilt Team in 1969-70. He believes in being a positive coach and offers shortcuts to playing better faster! Coach Howell is determined to continue the progress the teams made this past year, by recruiting smart players with upside potential who want an opportunity to play college tennis.
 
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