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    Katherine Nasser
    Katherine Nasser

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Arlington Heights, Ill.

    High School:
    John Hersey

    Height:
    5-4



    Fall 1999: Ended the fall season ranked 87th in the nation in singles ... Won the ITA Midwest Regional Championships, beating the No. 3 seed in the final ... Ranked 16th in the nation in doubles with partner Lia Jackson by ITA ... Compiled a 14-3 record for the fall season ... Was the runnerup at the UIC Invite, falling to teammate Marine Piriou.

    1998-99: Qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championships with partner Laura Guignon ... recorded a 9-1 record in Big Ten doubles play with Guignon and a 19-9 overall mark ... Finished with an 11-21 overall singles record, including 6-15 in dual matches at No. 1 singles ... All-Big Ten selection.

    1997-98: Big Ten Player of the Year ... Beat #25 Jennifer Hall of Notre Dame (4-6, 7-6 (2), 6-4) in the Midwest Regionals ... Advanced to the NCAA Singles Championships ... Knocked off #45 Marla Pauldou of Arkansas, (2-6, 6-0, 6-4) but fell to #47 Yana Dorodnova of Kansas State, (6-2, 4-6, 2-6) ... Rolex Region IV Doubles Champion and runner-up in the singles competition ... Finished 21-8 playing at No. 1 singles ... All-Big Ten ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    1996-97: The Big Ten Freshman of the Year ... Notched a 21-8 overall record, playing primarily at No. 3 singles ... Her 21 wins were tops on the NU squad ... Tallied a near-perfect record of 9-1 in the Big Ten, including a string of six-straight wins ... Played at both the No. 1 (2-2) and No. 2 (4-0) singles positions by the end of the season ... Teamed with Marjorie Gantman at No. 1 doubles and posted a 15-12 overall, 11-8 dual, and 6-3 Big Ten record.

    High School: Earned all-state, all-region and all-conference honors ... Four-time first-team Chicago Tribune selection ... Four-time conference and sectional champion ... State champion as a junior and was ranked among the top six players in the state all four years as a prep ... Led high school to the conference and region championship and a No. 3 ranking during her senior season

    Personal: Born Katherine Jane Nasser on July 5, 1978 ... Daughter of George and Kay Nasser ... Mathematics major.

    Nasser's Stats

    Year Overall Dual Big Ten
    1996-97 21-8 17-6 9-1
    1997-98 26-18 13-9 9-1
    1998-99 11-21 6-15 4-6
    Totals 58-47 36-30 22-8