Grace Deering
Grace Deering
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Charlotte Catholic

CAREER: Sixth in school history in wins (134).

2017-18: ITA All-American in doubles with Ally Persky ... First-Team all-UAA at No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles ... ITA Central Region Doubles champion ... Compiled 32-21 overall record ... Was 10-9 at No. 1 singles and 12-9 at No. 1 doubles ... Posted five ranked wins (two in singles; three in doubles) ... Defeated No. 4 Claire Handa 1-6, 6-2, 10-4 on April 14 ... Competed in the NCAA Division III Singles Championship ... UAA Athlete of the Week on Sept. 25, Feb. 26 and April 16 ... Advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Central Region Singles Championship ... Ranked No. 17 in doubles and No. 29 in singles ... Team captain ... UAA President's Scholar-Athlete ... Academic all-UAA.

2016-17: Compiled a 21-27 overall record as a junior ... Posted a 13-12 record at No. 2 doubles with Lisa Chionis  ... Recorded a 9-7 win over No. 22-ranked doubles team from DePauw on March 24 ... Became 25th member of 100-victory club with 2-6, 6-4, 10-6 win over No. 28-ranked Cori Sidell of Carnegie Mellon on April 22 ... UAA Athlete of the Week on Feb. 13 ... ITA Scholar-Athlete ... Academic all-UAA.

2015-16: Second-team all-UAA at No. 3 singles ... Teamed with Kaylan Griffith to finish as the runner-up in doubles at the USTA/ITA Central Regional ... Also reached the Round of 32 in A singles at the USTA/ITA Central Regional ... Posted an overall record of 37-17 including a 17-5 singles record while playing at the number three singles spot and a 20-12 record while playing at the number one and number two doubles spot ... UAA Athlete of the Week Feb. 15 ... Academic all-UAA.

2014-15: Finished second on the team with 44 wins in her first collegiate season ... Posted a 44-12 overall record (23-6 singles, 21-6 doubles) ... Won 10 straight singles matches from March 9-April 10 ... Teamed with Hanna Newstadt to win seven of their last eight matches at No. 2 doubles ... UAA Athlete of the Week Feb. 16 and March 16  ... ITA Scholar-Athlete  ... ITA Scholar-Athlete.

HIGH SCHOOL: Team captain and four-year letterwinner at Charlotte Catholic High School ... Finished with a 157-31 career record (87-17 singles, 70-14 doubles), including a 45-3 singles record in her junior and senior seasons, while playing No. 1 singles and doubles her final three years ... Four-time all-state, all-region and all-conference honoree ... Three-time conference player of the year (2011-13) ... Named the player of the year by the South Charlotte Weekly as a junior and senior ... Three-year team MVP ... Led the Cougars to the North Carolina 3A State Championship in 2010 and 2012, and a state finalist appearance in 2011 ... Individual doubles state finalist in 2012 ... Honor Council vice president ... AP Scholar with Honors ... Commended National Merit Scholar ... National Honor Society and Spanish National Honor Society member ... Honor Roll all four years.

PERSONAL: Majoring in global health and environment, and healthcare management ... Daughter of John and Mary Kay Deering ... Sports Information Intern.