Meet the Phoenix: Emily Lawent
Editor's Note: Throughout the 2010-11 school year, junior women's tennis player Morgan Weuve will introduce Phoenix fans to some of her peers and fellow student-athletes. The Green Bay native will conduct interviews with various student-athletes and share her findings with feature stories on GreenBayPhoenix.com.
GREEN BAY, Wis. (GreenBayPhoenix.com) - Time has flown by quickly for women's tennis player, Emily Lawent, who finds herself finishing her last fall season and approaching her final spring as a college student-athlete.
"I feel like it was only just yesterday that I was attending my first practice here. I am sad that the successful four years is coming to an end, " said Lawent.
Over the past four years, the senior standout has found success both athletically and academically.
Lawent has made a significant contribution to the team since day one. Even as a freshman she took on the daunting task of playing the No. 1 singles and doubles positions.
"It was a difficult position to play my first year, but in the end it was a rewarding experience because I was able to improve my game and learn how to adapt it in order to win," said Lawent.
Last year, Lawent had a successful spring season, receiving first team All-Horizon League honors with conference records of 5-3 at No.1 singles and 4-3 at No. 1 doubles and an overall singles record of 10-8.
In addition to her accomplishments on the tennis court, Lawent has also excelled academically throughout her years as a Phoenix. She has been on the academic honor roll every semester and has maintained a GPA of 3.94. She is currently pursuing a double major in Elementary Education and Spanish.
"After this year, my plans are to travel abroad and attend graduate school," said Lawent.
and the other women's tennis players will be returning to action on January 23 against Marquette.
Getting to know Emily Lawent...
On the court:
I first started playing tennis...at 5 years old with my grandfather and older brother.
One part of my game that I would like to improve for this season is...my second serve.
If I had to choose to play singles or doubles, I would choose...doubles.
My goal for myself this season is...to have a winning record and make an all-conference team.
My goal for the team this season is...to make the conference tournament.
The best thing about being a Phoenix is...the Kress Center.
Off the court:
The music that I listen to the most is...the Goo Goo Dolls and the Wicked soundtrack.
I have visited... Chile, New Zealand and a variety of different states.
For fun I... scrapbook and listen to Harry Potter on tape.
My favorite sport to play besides tennis is...frisbee golf.
My favorite TV show is...Will and Grace.
My favorite movie is...Tombstone.
On my perfect day I...would be on the beach listening to music and hanging out with friends.
Three of the most important things in my life are...family, friends and my church.
The person I most admire is...my brother because he is driven and excels at everything he does.
The advice I would give to a youngster is...to experience as many activities as possible during youth and then pick a favorite later on.
To learn more about Emily, watch her video bio.