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Mary Hill


Marian University for St. Vincent Health (2013 - 2105)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bowling Green State University (2010 – 2013)

B.A. Degree, Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Stud., Psychology


High School: Graduated in 2009 from Munster... Was the winningest girls singles player in Indiana High School history with a 104-1 record... Named First Team All-State all four years for the Mustangs, leading them to four straight state tournament appearances, including three finals berths... Was undefeated her senior year at No. 1 singles at 28-0, winning the state championship, the first from Northwest Indiana to accomplish the feat, and earning The Times Female Athlete of the Year for 2009... Also earned the Mental Attitude Award at the state tournament, as voted on by the coaches... Posted a 25-1 record her junior year, including finishing third at the state championship... Played at No. 2 singles her freshman and sophomore years, going undefeated both years at 24-0 and 25-0, respectively... Was a member of the Honor Roll in three of her four years in high school... Also played individually at the Nation Open, winning the singles title in 2002 and 2004 and doubles in 2005.

The game of tennis taught me that preparation is the key ingredient to being successful at anything. You have to put the work in to get the results that you want. Focus and effort = success! Many things goes into becoming a champion: Dedication, commitment, good coaching (etc.). I had many people that assisted me in this process. Thanks to Coach Lonnie Wooden for always being their with his knowledge, programs, and the support that kept me prepared and believing that I could set and reach any goals. Therefore, "Winners Never Quit".

Karen Sutton


Emory University Goizueta Business School

Currently pursuing MBA

Hampton University (2010)

Summa Cum Laude graduate with BA in Finance


Tennis is tied with golf as the most difficult sport. One must possess physical fitness, agility and mental toughness. As a student of Lonnie Wooden, he instilled tactics and motivation on the court that continue into everyday life. I am still an avid tennis player and must resort back to the strategies and lessons that were learned from Coach Lonnie. I am also extremely confident in my staple setup shot which is my serve. Speed, spin, and ball placement were all learned and attributable to my talents. I began working with Coach Lonnie during my teenage years, and he attended many matches as I matriculated through high school. Coach Lonnie was also a good resource for college recruiting. I am extremely grateful to have had a coach that I could connect with both on and off of the court!