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    Veronica Corning
    Veronica Corning

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Beverly, Mass.

    High School:
    Pingree School

    Last College:
    Boston College

    Height:
    5-10



    05/28/2014

    NU Ends Year With School-Record 220 Academic All-Big Ten Awards

    Fully 64 percent of eligible Northwestern student-athletes are Academic All-Big Ten

    05/23/2014

    'Cats Duo Edged in Three Sets at NCAA Doubles Championship

    Barnett and Corning come up just short against nation's second-ranked team

    05/22/2014

    Barnett and Corning Move on to NCAA Doubles Round of 16

    Northwestern duo posts straight-sets opening-round win

    05/21/2014

    Corning, Niu Fall at NCAA Singles Championship

    Corning and Alicia Barnett participate in doubles tournament beginning Thursday

    05/13/2014

    Northwestern Rakes in ITA Regional Honors

    Corning, Niu and Holden earn Midwest Region recognition

    05/09/2014

    NCAA Tournament - Northwestern vs. Miami (Ohio)

    NCAA Tournament - Northwestern vs. Miami (Ohio)

    04/25/2014

    Women's Tennis vs. Indiana

    Big Ten Tournament - April 25, 2014

    2013-14: Unanimous selection to All-Big Ten First Team ... ITA Midwest Region Most Improved Senior ... Participated in NCAA Singles Championship in Athens, Ga., falling to eventual national champion Danielle Collins of Virginia 7-5, 6-2 in the opening round (5/21) ... Teamed with Alicia Barnett to compete in the NCAA Doubles Championship ... The duo defeated the 34th-ranked duo of Caitlin McGraw and CeCe Witten of Kentucky 6-3, 6-4 in the first round (5/22) before falling to eventual national runners-up Lauren Henning and Maho Kowase of Georgia 7-5, 2-6, 3-6 in the round of 16 (5/23) ... Knocked off 81st-ranked Gabriella De Santis of Ohio State to spark Northwestern to a 4-0 semifinal win in the Big Ten tournament (4/26) ... Upset Michigan's ninth-ranked Emina Bektas 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 (4/5) ... Won her third Big Ten Player of the Week award on March 25 ... Partnered with Barnett to defeat the 2nd-ranked doubles team in the country from Georgia Tech on the Wildcats way to a 7-0 shutout (3/21) ... Earned her second Big Ten Player of the Week award after defeating Indiana's No. 65-ranked Katie Klyczek 6-1, 4-6, 6-3 (2/20) ... Named Big Ten Women's Tennis Player of the Week on Jan. 29 ... Started season with four straight wins over ranked opponents, including a 4-6, 6-3, 1-0 (7) victory over No. 14 Cristina Stancu of No. 7 Texas A&M (2/7) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2012-13: Second-team All-Big Ten selection ... Northwestern's recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... Won final 13 doubles matches that finished with partner Alicia Barnett at the No. 2 spot ... Played at the No. 1 singles spot the second half of the dual match season after starting the year at No. 2 ... Ranked as high as No. 96 in singles by ITA ... Handed No. 23 Whitney Kay of top-ranked North Carolina her first loss of the season with a three-set win (3/24) ... Clinched the doubles point in NU's 4-2 win over No. 10 Miami (2/10), rolling to an 8-3 finish with Barnett ... Notched an 8-2 win at No. 2 doubles with Barnett in a win over Nebraska's 82nd-ranked duo of Stefanie Weinstein and Janine Weinreich in the Big Ten tournament semifinals ... Clinched the Wildcat's 4-3 win over No. 26 Purdue with a tight 7-6 (3), 6-4 win over No. 108 Mara Schmidt (1/26) ... Notched a 6-3, 6-4 win over No. 57 Lina Lileikite to give NU a 3-0 lead in an eventual 4-2 victory against No. 10 Miami (2/10) ... Upset No. 91 Marie Casares of Vanderbilt, 7-6 (3), 6-1 in just her third dual match of the season (1/31) ... Academic All-Big Ten.

    2011-12: Northwestern's recipient of the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award ... Led the team with nine conference wins ... Helped Northwestern advance to the third round of the NCAA Championship with a win against Jennifer Kellner of Notre Dame (5/12) ... Earned her third straight doubles win with Linda Abu Mushrefova against No. 47 Indiana (4/22) ... Won her sixth straight Big Ten match against Michigan State's Katarina Lingl (4/7) ... Advanced her conference record to 5-0 during team wins over Minnesota (3/30) and Wisconsin (4/1) ... Remained undefeated in Big Ten singles play with wins at No. 4 over Iowa's Katie Zordani (3/24) and Nebraska's Madeleine Geibert (3/25) ... Teamed with Brittany Wowchuk for a second doubles win of the season vs. DePaul (3/21) ... Collected the first Big Ten win of her career against Rachael White of Illinois (3/10) ... Posted her second singles win at NU against Virginia's Hana Tomlijanovic at the ITA National Indoor Team Championship ... Partnered with Linda Abu Mushrefova for first ever No. 1 doubles win, 9-7, at No. 3 Duke ... Collected first singles win as a Wildcat at No. 2 against Dartmouth's Akiko Okuda, 7-6, 6-1 (1/28) ... Teamed with Wowchuk at No. 2 to notch first doubles win of season against the Big Green ... Debuted at No. 2 singles in NU's match against No. 15 Vanderbilt (1/21) ... Earned three wins in singles play at Northwestern debut during Spring Wildcat Invitational ... Also won four doubles matches over the three-day event.

    Prior to Northwestern: Played in 2010-11 at Boston College ... Helped the Golden Eagles achieve their highest ITA ranking in program history (No. 33) and best-ever ACC finish ... Posted 10 wins in singles competition including an upset of No. 101 Erin Vierra of Virginia ... Earned six wins at the top doubles position ... Two-time recipient of the Athletic Director's Award for Academic Achievement ... ACC Academic Honor Roll.

    High School: Comepted at the Pingree School in Hamilton, Mass. ... Did not lose a set throughout her high school career ... Three-time EIL Most Valuable Player (2008-2010) ... Ranked No. 24 nationally by Tennis Recruting Network (TRN) ... Ranked the No. 2 player in the New England 18-and-under section by TRN ... Earned a place on the Boston Globe All-Scholastic teams three straight years (2008-2010) ... Also participated in field hockey, equestrian and lacrosse at Pingree.

    Personal: Born Veronica Corning ... Daughter of Dwight and Angela Corning ... Transferred to Northwestern following a year and a half at Boston College ... Major is psychology.

    Corning's Stats

    SINGLES

    Season Overall W-L Dual Match

    Fall

    Conference 1 2 3 4 5 6
    2010-11 (BC) 15-18 10-12 5-6 -- -- 0-3 2-1 8-9 -- --
    2011-12 15-12 15-12 -- 9-2 -- 1-2 0-2 14-8 -- --
    2012-13 15-15 13-7 4-2 5-6 3-7 5-6 3-0 -- -- --
    2013-14 24-15 15-11 9-3 8-3 15-11 -- -- -- -- --
    Career 69-60 53-42 18-11 22-11 18-18 6-11 5-3 22-17 -- --

    DOUBLES

    Season Overall W-L Dual Match

    Fall

    Conference 1 2 3
    2010-11 (BC) 11-21 5-16 6-5 -- 0-11 5-6 --
    2011-12 10-16 10-16 -- 6-5 7-8 1-6 2-2
    2012-13 22-11 18-7 4-4 7-1 -- 16-7 2-0
    2013-14 28-14 13-10 14-3 7-3 13-10 -- --
    Career 71-62 46-49 24-12 20-9 20-29 22-19 4-2