As one of the most consistent tennis players for Prescott in the past four years, Sarah Jane Schott decided to take the next step in her tennis career, signing a national letter of intent to play at Colorado Christian University on Thursday morning.
“I’m really excited to be playing tennis at Colorado Christian,” Schott said of her commitment to CCU. “The main thing that drew me to the college was the teammates themselves, and I also had just such a welcoming feel when I went into the school. I really liked the campus, it was just a whole package and I liked everything about it.”
Located in Lakewood, Colorado, the NCAA Division II institution competes in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference.
Boasting an 11-3 overall record this season, including a 6-2 record in Section II play, Prescott is ranked No. 10 in the state and will play No. 7-seeded Salpointe Catholic when the Division II state team championships get underway next week. The state singles and doubles tournament gets underway this weekend.
Schott will devote a large chunk of her summer to improving her tennis game and making sure she’s in shape for both the fall and spring tennis seasons.
“I’m definitely going to be training a lot,” Schott said. “I’m focusing on hitting a lot, and playing in a lot of the local Prescott tournaments, which I haven’t really done a lot of in the past but I decided to do that.”
Schott cracked the varsity roster as a freshman, playing as No. 2 and No. 3 on the singles team without losing a single match until the state tournament.
Tennis is not the only thing Schott will be focusing on in college, though.
“I’m going on an academic and athletic scholarship combined, and that’s just really a blessing to have that financial aid,” Schott said. “I’m planning on majoring in medicine and minoring in business, but I’m not exactly sure of what I want my future career path to be.”
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