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Bowling Green State University tennis coach Penny Dean recently announced the addition of Emily Witt (Grafton, Ohio) to the Falcon program for the 2014-15 academic year.
"Emily is the type of student-athlete tennis player that Bowling Green strives to attract," said Dean. "She is an extremely hard worker both in the classroom and on the tennis court; she has impressive goals and that is the way she achieves them.
"Emily's potential is unlimited and I look forward to having her join the BG tennis team next fall."
Witt, a native of Grafton, Ohio, is currently in her senior year at Magnificat High School. A three-time state qualifier for the Blue Streaks, she advanced to the quarterfinal round her junior year. Witt lost to the eventual state champion in both her junior and senior seasons. As a team, Magnificat finished third in the state in Division I in both Witt's sophomore and junior campaigns.
Witt earned four varsity letters for the Blue Streaks, helping the team to a four-year record of 61-19 during that time. Individually, she had a four-year mark of 78-32, including a 25-7 record in her sophomore year and a 21-7 ledger as a senior. Witt was 18-15 against difficult competition in her junior season, but as mentioned, advanced all the way to the quarterfinals of the state tournament that spring.
Witt plans to major in biology at BGSU. The daughter of Ed and Jean Witt, she is ranked 16th in the state of Ohio and 56th in the Great Lakes region by TennisRecruiting.net. She is the Vice President of the National Honor Society at Magnificat.
Witt joins Madison Adams (Wexford, Pa.), Meili Martin (Proctorville, Ohio) and Megan Miller (Sylvania, Ohio) in Dean's recruiting class. Adams, Martin and Miller all signed National Letters of Intent with the Falcons during the early signing period.
The 2013-14 Falcon tennis team finished the season with an overall record of 10-9 and a 4-4 Mid-American Conference mark. Dean and assistant coaches Jim Kaser and Cindy Yonker see two seniors graduate from that team, as Nikki Chiricosta was named the 2014 MAC Player of the Year and Emily Reuland was an All-MAC Second-Team selection.