About Smith Stearns
Senior Spotlight: Audrey Bennett
Hometown: Carmel, Indiana
College Commitment: Millsaps College
Originally from Carmel, Indiana, Audrey started at the academy four years ago when she realized she wanted to pursue tennis on a competitive level. Having taken up the game at a later age than most, Audrey’s hard work and determination have given her the opportunity to achieve success very quickly.
Audrey recognizes that all of the coaches have been instrumental in her success, especially Billy who has really helped develop her into the tennis player she is today. She has gained a confidence in herself that she never thought she would achieve. Audrey’s quick response to instruction has enabled her to improve at such a fast rate. She has moved up hundreds of ranking spots on Tennis Recruiting to a current career high of #324. She continues to get better every day and will end up being one of the most improved players to come through the academy!
Some of Audrey’s most memorable experiences at the academy have been her times in chaperoned coaching traveling to the tournaments with her friends and coaches. Her friendships and memories that she has created are something that she will always cherish.
Audrey’s tennis accomplishment she is most proud of is becoming a 3 star player on Tennis recruiting and knowing that all of her hard work to get better has given her many opportunities to continue improving her game and excelling in school as well. Audrey is not only a motivated tennis player but also a brilliant student. She is a member of the National Honor Society and has been involved in hundreds of hours of community service including a special 10 day Mission Trip to Kimo, Peru where she painted buildings and took care of young orphans. Audrey is also a member of the Community Bible Church and participates in Sunday evening bible study with her family.
Audrey will be attending Millsaps College in the fall of 2015. She has earned a full tuition scholarship for her academics. Audrey chose Millsaps because of its great location, atmosphere, strong academics, and her love for the coach and the team. She felt that it would be a great place for to make a significant impact and help the team get stronger! She is very excited to be wearing purple and white and representing her team on the court! She is looking forward to being part of
a team atmosphere, having a great new second family at Millsap’s, and encouraging and inspiring her team to have great success for their school! She hopes to win a conference championship and help make a difference! With the fast improvement Audrey has seen so far at Smith Stearns, and with her hard working and upbeat attitude, she is sure to succeed even further at Millsaps and continue to achieve all of her goals! We know she will “make a difference”!
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