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April Burrage
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Walter Payton College Prep

 

Looks to be a leader on and off the court for the Aggies again in 2013 ... Joined the A&T women's team after walking on as a junior... It marked her first season back playing competitive tennis in three years after suffering a labrum injury before her senior year in high school...Will look to start with Kenya Colbert in doubles again this season...Holds a 4-9 career singles record and a 6-9 doubles record...Coach Dunwoody says her strength is her ability to play smart and to know how to win, and looks for her to improve maintaining her racket speed in 2013...Named to 2011-12 MEAC Commissioner's All-Academic Team. Is a member's of the Dean's List and was named Academic Student-Athlete of the Year

2012 Season:  Played in 13 singles matches and 15 doubles matches...Tied Victorea Austin and Kimberly Stalling for the team lead in singles wins with four, and combined with Kenya Colbert for the most doubles wins as the combo went 6-8...Finished the year 4-9 in singles matches...Made eight starts and won three times at the No.5 singles position, and made five starts and won once as the Aggies No. 6...Went 6-6 with Colbert at the No. 3 doubles spot, and 0-2 at the No. 1 doubles spot...Won a team-best three conference doubles matches...Won four out of five doubles matches with Colbert from Jan. 29 to Feb. 17.

High School: Competed at the varsity level for three years at Walter Payton College Preparatory....Was a three-time Illinois High School Association Tennis State Qualifier...Was the 2007 Illinois High School Association Tennis Doubles Sectional Champion, the 2006 Chicago Public High School No. 1 Singles Tennis City Champion...Also won the Walter Payton College Preparatory Tennis MVP Award in 2005, 2006 and 2007...Two-time third-place finisher at the Illinois High School Association Tennis Championships.

Personal: Full name is April Trichelle Burrage...She is the daughter of Michael and Adrian Burrage, and has one younger brother, Michael... Was born on June 2, 1991...Majors in marketing with sales concentration...Is an Elizabeth and Lewis Dowdy Scholar, a member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society and Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honors Society...Other memberships include being an Honors Program Mentor, INROADS Intern and  Management Leadership for Tomorrow Career Prep Fellow...Plans to be a motivational speaker and to start a non-profit organization teaching financial literacy for at-risk minority youth in Chicago...Served as the Risk Management Services Intern at Arthur J. Gallagher & Co. over the last two summers...Her other interests include traveling, reading African-American literature, going to concerts and performing community service...Her favorite book is Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison.

 

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