Dasso Lands Five-Star Recruit
Nov. 11, 2011
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - Illini head coach Michelle Dasso announced the signing of Audrey O'Connor (Park Ridge, Ill./Maine South) to a national letter of intent on Friday. O'Connor, a five-star recruit by TennisRecruiting.net, will join the Fighting Illini squad, beginning in 2012-13.
"We are ecstatic Audrey is joining the Illini family," Dasso said. "Her work ethic, character and love for the game are qualities we instill in our program. Audrey is extremely athletic and when you combine that with her competitiveness and drive to succeed, we believe she will have a very successful collegiate career."
O'Connor is ranked 67th nationally by TennisRecruiting.net and checks in at No. 1 in the state of Illinois. She holds a 46-30 singles record over the past year, including eight wins over five-star athletes and a 23-5 mark against four-star players. She captured the Columbus Indoor title in March 2010 and finished in the top four in two national tournaments.