Indiana Women's Tennis to Welcome Two Freshman Next Season
May 16, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's tennis team will have two new players in 2013-14 as head coach Lin Loring will add freshmen Paula Gutierrez and Kim Schmider to the Hoosier roster this fall.
"We are really excited to have Paula and Kim joining our team," Loring said. "They are both excellent students and tennis players. Both girls have claimed their country's No. 1 national ranking in their age group, which is quite an accomplishment in any sport. They will be an outstanding addition to our team."
During 2012, Gutierrez won two ITF singles titles and two ITF doubles titles. Last July in the Spanish National Championships, she was the girls' 18 runner-up in both singles and doubles. In September of 2012, Gutierrez played in the US Open Junior Championships and also qualified for the Australian Open Junior Championships.
Gutierrez is also an outstanding student as she boasts a 3.9 GPA and will study management and international business in the Kelley School of Business at IU. Her mother, Yolanda, is a head nurse and her father, Jorge, is an economist and financial advisor.
She is an exceptional student and first heard about Indiana University from graduating IU men's tennis player, Josh MacTaggart. MacTaggart and Schmider used to train together in England.
Beyond tennis, Schmider has represented Cheshire in both netball and hockey. She was a captain on her school's netball team which played in the national finals. Her brother Tom is also a tennis player and studies economics and math at Sheffield University.
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