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Georgia Tech welcomes Carol Lee

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ONE of the top CNMI tennis players, Carol Lee, has officially committed to the  Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta this fall 2020.

The 18-year-old Lee is a four-time Northern Marianas Sports Association Female Athlete of the Year, a 2019 South Pacific Games gold medalist and ranked 114 in the International Tennis Federation Juniors.

In addition, Lee has qualified for the Australian Open Junior Grand Slam and the U.S. Open Junior Grand Slam and is also a four-time winner in the Pacific Oceania Junior Championships in singles and doubles.

Scouts for division 1 colleges were particularly pleased with Lee’s performance in the U.S. Open Junior Qualifying Tournament in New York. Two other Division 1 colleges offered her a slot on their tennis teams, but Lee chose the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.

 Georgia Tech welcomes Carol Lee to its Women's Tennis Team. Georgia Tech website photo

“I chose Georgia Tech because their academic ranking is high and their women’s tennis team is among the top teams as well,” Lee said. She also admires the diversity of Georgia Tech. “And the coaches I met are kind, humble and hardworking. I like their coaching structure. I could feel the spirit of the team. The girls on the team are all sweet and hardworking.”

Lee would also like to acknowledge the full support of her family, friends and coaches throughout her tennis career in the CNMI. “I want to thank my family, the International Tennis Federation, Coach Roxanne Clarke, Coach Thomas Perrin, Coach Jeff Race, and everyone who helped me throughout my journey.”

 

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