Lizzy Schiller

Tennis
Class Senior Height 5'1"
Hometown Koloa, Hawaii
High School Kauai Major History

 

Junior season (2010-11) - Posted some big wins for Whitman in her first college season, starting with her first NWC match ... With that match (vs. Willamette) tied at 4-4, Schiller outlasted her opponent at No. 5 singles to win 6-3, 1-6, 7-6 (7-2) ... Also joined first-year teammate Hannah Palkowitz earlier in that match for 8-2 win at No. 3 doubles ... Came through again in clutch three weeks later, winning 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 at No. 5 singles to give Whitman 5-4 win over Pacific; also won in doubles earlier in that match ... Finished season with 7-4 NWC doubles record, playing mostly at No. 3.

Prep - Logged four seasons of varsity tennis in high school ... Played No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles as high school senior, upsetting second- and third-seeded players in singles during state qualifying ... Did not play varsity tennis first years at Whitman but founded school's club tennis team at start of her sophomore season ... Competed in USTA tournament prior to Whitman ... Also ran cross country and track in high school, qualifying for state in cross country as junior and senior ... Cross country team captain and MVP.

Academics - Majoring in psychology ... Hopes to volunteer in Teach for America program for two years after Whitman ... Possible areas of post-graduate study are education, law and psychology ... Plans to write senior thesis on summer 2011 research, funded by one of Whitman's Perry research grants, on relationships among objective and perceived stigmatization of sexual minorities and ways it combines with personality factors in predicting psychological adjustment ... Also does psychology research in Whitman's Personality Lab ... Worked summer internship at Kauai Economic Development Board prior to sophomore year at Whitman ... Spent summer 2010 in study abroad program in Costa Rica, focusing on tropical biology, ecology and conservation in Costa Rican rain forest ... Was her high school's valedictorian and scholar athlete ... Shared in state titles as high school freshman and senior as member of Mock Trial Club ... Also member of National Honor Society, president of high school Spanish Club, and volunteer for Red Cross and National Botanical Gardents ... Member of All-State Marching Band during first year of high school, playing trumpet in Pasadena's Rose Bowl Parade.

Personal - Daughter of Sharon and Stan Schiller ... Father played tennis at Colorado State ... Has served in officer positions at Whitman for Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority and Panhellenic Council ... Works for Whitman's Instructional Multimedia Services department ... Enoys reading, staying active (swimming, running, biking, camping, snowboarding, skiing, playing frisbee and flag football) and spending time with friends and family.

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