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Luther College Men | Women


Division:NCAA - Div. III
Conference:IIAC
Location:Decorah, IA
Head Coach:Adam Strand
Assistant Coach:Miriam Skrade
Institution Type:Private
Environment:Small town
Student Population:Less than 2,500
Top Div. III Classes: R.V. in 2010


 
Conference Highlights
- 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011 Iowa Conference Champions
- 73-6 Conference Dual Meet Record Past 8 Seasons
- Scott Sundstrom IIAC Singles Champion 2010
- Scott Sundstrom & Ramesh Karki IIAC Doubles Champions 2010
- Scott Sundstrom IIAC MVP 2009, 2011, & 2012
- 31 Iowa Conference Championships
- Kyle Appel & Trent Schneider IIAC Doubles Champions 2015
Post Season Highlights
- NCAA Tournament Appearances in '07, '08, '09, '10, '11
- Advanced to the Sweet 16 in 2009
- Led the NCAA in wins (34) in 2010
- 5-0 in 1st round matches in 2007-2011
Tournament Highlights
- Scott Sundstrom and Utsab Rijal ITA Regional Doubles Champions 2009
- Scott Sundstrom ITA Regional Singles Semifinalist 2009
- Ramesh Karki advanced to Round of 16 at ITA Regional 2011 & 2012
- Nick Mozena & James Ayer advanced to Quarterfinals at ITA Regional 2012
- Kyle Appel advanced to Round of 16 at ITA Regional 2015
- Jared Barnes & Jake Smith Midwest Invite Doubles Champions 2015
Individual Achievements
- Scott Sundstrom & Utsab Rijal All-Americans 2009-2010
- Scott Sundstrom NCAA Singles Qualifier 2010
- Scott Sundstrom 2009, 2011, & 2012 IIAC MVP (4th Luther player to win 3+ MVP's)
- Scott Sundstrom named Arthur Ashe Sportsmanship & Leadership recipient for Central Region in 2012
-Kyle Appel finished No. 23 in the ITA Central Region Singles Rankings 2015
-Team finished No. 19 in Final Central Region Rankings 2015
-7 All Conference Selections in both 2015 and 2016
-Kyle Appel & Trent Schneider finished No. 15 in Final Central Region Doubles Rankings 2016
Coaching Achievements
Adam Strand

-The 2016-17 campaign will be Coach Strand's sixth season at the helm of the women's tennis program
-2004 graduate of Luther College
-Has led the Norse to a record of 79-45
-Has coached 9 student-athletes who have earned 14 all-conference honors in singles and seven who have earned 10 all-conference honors in doubles
-Took over both the men's and women's tennis programs five years ago after serving as the head coach of both programs at Augustana College, Rock Island, Ill. for six years
-During his tenure 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 second 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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