Tennis Star Kristen Signs with NCAA D-I School
Congratulations to Grier senior Kristen L. who, with her parents at her side, signed her letter of intent to play NCAA Division I tennis at Saint Francis University. Kristen has been Grier’s number one starter player during each of her four years at Grier and has a long list of accolades that include being undefeated in singles for the past two years, two-time membership on the Altoona Mirror’s all-star first team, and eighth ranked by the Middle States U-16 US Tennis Association!
Kristen excels on the tennis court, as well as, in the classroom where she takes high level courses offered in Grier’s Elite Scholars Program. She is a member of the National Honor Society, French Language Honor Society, and welcomes new students through her service as a Grier Ambassador. Kristen would like to become a doctor one day, so she plans to major in pre-med biology and minor in business analytics.
Kristen’s story was picked up by the Altoona Mirror and by Saint Francis University. In the SFU article, the head coach speaks highly of Kristen, her local roots, and how excited she is to have Kristen join the Red Flash team. The Altoona Mirror article quotes Grier's tennis coach Kelly Forest praising Kristen’s exceptional growth this summer noting, “Her hitting, her serves. Just phenomenal."
Grier wishes congratulations to Kristen on this fantastic accomplisment!