Andrea Plantada Cortés, an ASV Class of 2015 graduate, signed her National Letter of Intent (NLI) with the University of Tennessee at Martin and will play tennis with the Skyhawks beginning in August 2015. Andrea signed her NLI committing to play at the University of Tennessee at Martin with her family, ASV’s Director, Michael L. Smith, and Assistant Director, Robyn Chapel, present.
Her scholarship will allow Andrea to earn her university degree while she is part of the UTM women’s tennis team. Although she has not yet decided on her major, she is confident that she will be happy at university with their expansive facilities, large offering of classes, as well as the opportunity to play competitive tennis on a regular basis. Compared with other university sports, university tennis teams have smaller rosters and play a significant number of matches against other NCAA university teams.
According to Mr. Smith, “Andrea will love the team environment, the opportunity to play a lot of competitive matches, travel across the US, and she will definitely improve her tennis game. Academically, she will thrive and be a star after her stellar academic performance at ASV.”