Women's Tennis

    Laura McGaffigan  
    Laura McGaffigan


    Davenport, Iowa

    High School:


    Student Assistant


    Senior Year (2006-07)
    Went 24-16 as IU's No. 2 singles player for most of the season ... posted a 19-20 overall doubles record, playing with three different partners ... defeated four nationally ranked opponents, two in singles and two in doubles, including a 6-3, 6-3 triumph over Northwestern's No. 43 Samantha Murray in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... paired with Alba Berdala for victory over a nationally-ranked Wildcat earlier in the season as well, defeating No. 13 Georgia Rose and Alexis Prousis by an 8-4 score.

    Junior Year (2005-06)
    Finished the season 15-10 in dual matches at No. 2 singles ... turned in a record of 5-5 in Big Ten play ... played 25 matches at the No. 1 doubles slot ... finished the season 18-7 overall and 7-3 in league play in doubles ... competed at the 2006 ITA All-American Tournament in doubles ... started the season with a national ranking of 100 and was ranked No. 22 in the Midwest ... opened the dual season with three straight wins ... defeated then-No. 56 Caitlin Collins of North Carolina for her second win over a ranked opponent in her career, earning Big Ten Player of the Week honors ... led the team in doubles wins with 18 with partner Sarah Batty ... topped Illinois' then-No. 37 duo of Emily Wang and Macall Harkins, 8-5, for the pair's only win over a ranked doubles team ... earned ITA All-Academic and Academic All-Big Ten honors.

    Sophomore Year (2004-05)
    Finished the season with an overall record of 27-11 in the No. 3 singles position ... recorded a 7-3 singles record over Big Ten opponents ... defeated one of three ranked opponents ... tallied the most singles wins on the team ... went 27-15 in doubles with seven of those wins against Big Ten opponents ... competed in the No. 2 doubles slot ... earned Alpha Beta, ITA All-Academic and Academic-All Big Ten honors.

    Freshman Year (2003-04)
    Had an overall singles mark of 25-12, including a 9-2 mark in the Big Ten ... second on the team in wins ... played primarily at the No. 4 singles position ... went 3-0 playing No. 3 singles ... ended the season winning eight of last nine matches ... teamed up with Dora Vastag in doubles to post a 16-9 record, including 5-4 in Big Ten action ... primarily played the No. 2 doubles spot, going 6-4 ... went 24-13 overall in doubles action ... made it to the semi-finals of the Bloomington Midwest Summer Circuit in both doubles and singles.

    Won state doubles in 2000 with sister Jenny and again in 2001 with sister Katie ... won state singles in 2003 ... won team state in 2000 and 2003 ... team MVP in 2003 ... Quad City Times finalist for the 2003 Athlete of the Year ... runner-up in singles at the Michigan ITA Summer Circuit Tournament ... won doubles at the Ohio State ITA Summer Circuit Tournament ... ranked No. 2 in the Missouri Valley 18s in 2002 ... ranked No. 1 in the Missouri Valley 18 doubles in 2002 ... ranked 88th nationally in the 18's for 2002 ... ranked seventh in the national 18 doubles for 2002 ... all-state volleyball player in 2001 and 2002 ... 2003 won the ITA Summer Ohio State doubles tournament with sister, Katie ... parents Bill and Barb ... both parents played tennis collegiately at Catholic University ... sisters Jenny and Katie played tennis at Illinois and Wisconsin, respectively, and Chrissie.

    Birthday: May 6, 1985
    Major: Marketing and Management

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