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Grade A Talent: Vanderbilt’s successful recruiting model finds student-athletes who excel both on the field and in the classroom

Aug. 28, 2018—As the only private institution in the Southeastern Conference, Vanderbilt is charged with competing at the highest level of collegiate athletics with student-athletes who also can thrive in the classrooms of a top-15 nationally ranked university.

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‘By a Whisker’: Women’s tennis falls shy of second NCAA championship

Jun. 8, 2018—The Vanderbilt women’s tennis team came up just short in its quest for a second national championship, falling 4–3 in a tight three-set match to the Stanford Cardinal at the Wake Forest Tennis Complex in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, May 22.

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Down-Under Wonder

Feb. 26, 2018—Astra Sharma, a redshirt senior on the women’s tennis team, lived out a dream of many aspiring tennis stars in January when she competed in her first-ever Grand Slam.

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Women’s Tennis Wins NCAA Championship

Jul. 31, 2015—The Vanderbilt women’s tennis team claimed its first-ever national title by defeating UCLA 4–2 in the NCAA Championship match May 19. The victory marked only the third time in school history that Vanderbilt has won an NCAA national championship.

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