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Columbia Women's Tennis BIO
Jennifer Kerr
Player Profile:
Jennifer Kerr 3118100
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Carlsbad, Calif.
High School: San Dieguito Academy
Major: Enrolled at Columbia College
Experience: High School

HIGH SCHOOL

 

A 2017 graduate of San Dieguito Academy in Encinitas, Calif., where she played four years of varsity tennis for head coach Joe Tomasi and private coach Steve Dawson … Concluded her prep career ranked No. 20 nationally by tennisrecruiting.net, No. 4 in the Southwest and No. 4 in California in her class … Also ranked No. 8 in the TennisRPI and No. 50 in the USTA ratings … Finished with a 43-17 overall record and 16-7 record vs. other 5-star players … Competed on Team Top Gun … Guided the 14 & Under Southern California Junior Team to the 2013 national championship … Helped team win first place at the spring team championships in Mobile, Ala. in 2017 … While playing with partner and fellow Columbia signee Paulina Ferrari, won three doubles tournaments including a finalist finish at National Open Under-18, winner at Under 18 Closed Regional and finalist finish at Southern California Sectionals in 2017 … Named the All-American Most Valuable Player in Southern California in 2017 … Two-time Female San Diego Athlete of the Year selection in 2015 and 2016 … Won back-to-back San Diego County CIF championships in 2015 and 2016 … Led the Mustangs to three straight Avocado East League championships from 2013-15 … Two-year team captain as a junior and senior … Finished 43-1 in sets as a senior … Finished 41-0 in sets as a junior … Member of the French Honor Society … Member of Le Grand Concours (top percent award) ... Involved in the Junior Tennis Council for San Diego Youth Tennis … Four-year honor roll student.

 

PERSONAL

 

Born Jennifer Kerr on October 11, 1999 … Daughter of Bradley and Caroline Lee Kerr … Has two brothers Matthew and Lucas … Mother played college tennis at the University of California-San Diego (1982-86) … Parents are both pharmaceutical scientists … Hobbies and interests include cooking, baking and hiking … Favorite sports figure is Roger Federer … Figure skated for seven years … Also played the piano for seven years … Chose Columbia because it offers a unique blend of challenging academics and competitive athletics … Chose Columbia over offers from Michigan, Washington, Rice, Northwestern, Cornell, Brown and Dartmouth … Intends to major in Neuroscience … Enrolled at Columbia College.

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