FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 8, 2015
WEST HAVEN, Conn. - Alex Leatu has been named the head coach of the University of New Haven women's tennis team, as announced today by Associate Vice President, Director of Athletics and Recreation Deborah Chin.
"Joining the University of New Haven is a blessing and a dream come true. I hope for the team to utilize respect, service, teamwork and passion to achieve our goals academically and athletically," Leatu remarked. "I'd like to thank the phenomenal people that make up this community, especially our Director of Athletics, Debbie Chin for this opportunity."
Leatu earned numerous honors in her playing career both at Vanderbilt University and Baylor University. As a freshman at Vanderbilt, she was named an All-SEC Second Team member and also garnered All-SEC Tournament Team accolades.
In three seasons at Baylor, Leatu was a part of Big 12 regular season championship teams in 2013 and 2014 and the Big 12 tournament title team in 2014. She was named an All-Academic Big 12 performer in 2014 and was a member of the Commissioner's Honor Roll in all three of her seasons with the Bears.
As a coach, Leatu spent three seasons working at the Nike Tennis Camp at the University of Denver and has been an instructor at the Glenmoor Country Club in Englewood, Colo.
Additional information for this release provided by the New Haven athletics communications staff.
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