TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – After taking part in largely at No. 6 within the Alabama males’s tennis lineup as a rookie, Zhe Zhou shot up the standings for the Crimson Tide, sharing time at No. 1 this previous season and ending his collegiate profession ranked No. 58 nationally.
That constant and spectacular progress all through this profession led Zhou to be voted the ITA Southern Area Most Improved Senior, the Intercollegiate Tennis Affiliation introduced this week.
Along with being ranked within the top-60 nationally to complete his last season, Zhou was additionally an alternate for the 2021 NCAA Championships singles draw. He completed his Alabama tenure as a two-time Most Useful Competitor for the Tide. He clinched the Crimson Tide’s NCAA Championships match towards Florida State to maneuver UA into the spherical of 16 in 2018.
Zhou earned the ITA Arthur Ashe Management & Sportsmanship Award in 2020 and graduated Cum Laude along with his undergraduate diploma. A perennial ITA Scholar Athlete and member of the SEC Tutorial Honor Roll, he carries a 4.0 grade level common whereas pursuing his grasp’s diploma.
“From the primary journey to campus on his official go to to the ultimate level he performed, Zhe has embodied the qualities of the quintessential student-athlete for The College of Alabama. He improved in so some ways on the court docket in addition to within the classroom, decided to perform issues that have been each difficult and rewarding. He was calm and resilient whereas on this journey and led by instance. His actions spoke volumes. I am very happy with his progress and grateful for the chance to have been impacted by his presence in our program.”
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