Andrea Swope (nee Ho)
University of Arkansas (1996-2000)
Andrea was the #1 ranked junior in Australia. She represented Australia, won ITF junior events and competed in junior events all over the world, including the Grand Slams. She is 5th on the all-time career match wins list, 6th for most wins in a single season with 34, and 10th for career winning percentage for the Razorbacks.
I wish they had something like Aussie Athletes Agency when I decided to go to college. It definitely would have made things a lot easier.
I decided to attend college in the US because I wanted to continue playing tennis at a highly competitive level, as well as obtaining a college degree, and eventually my masters. Playing college tennis gave me the opportunity to travel extensively throughout America, and the chance to compete against players from all over the world. When you compete for a college team, you become a member of that family/community. Some of my closest friends are those that were made during my college career. I would HIGHLY recommend playing college sports to anyone!