Nov. 18, 2013
Rice women's tennis coach Elizabeth Schmidt announced on Monday that Savannah Durkin of Miramar, Florida and Lindsey Hodge of Alpharetta, Georgia have signed national letters of intent and will join the Rice program for the 2014-15 season.
"We are thrilled that both Lindsey and Savannah will be joining our team next year." Schmidt said., "While they both are great competitors and have been extremely successful on the court and in the classroom, most importantly, both are outstanding individuals with high character. In the recruiting process it was very obvious that Savannah and Lindsey fully grasp what it means to be a team player and will really thrive in the college environment. We welcome them to the Rice Owl family and look forward to many exciting times with them," Schmidt added.
Durkin is currently ranked by TennisRecruiting.net as the 30th ranked senior in the country and is listed as a 5 Star recruit while Hodge is ranked 32nd and listed as a Blue Chip recruit. Hodge is ranked 16th among high school seniors in IMG's RPI rankings with a score of 64.7, having posted a 44-19 tournament record. Durkin his ranked 32nd with an RPI of 62.9 and a 54-24 record in tournament play.
Durkin is a product of former Rice All American Harold Solomon's Tennis Institute in Ft. Lauderdale. She was a finalist in the 18 year old division of the Florida State Tennis Championships in June.
Hodge reached the finals of Girls 18-and-under Southern Championships and the semifinals of the Georgia State Championships last May.
Rice Scholar Athletes Honored
02/26/2017 - Rice Athletics and the R Association honored some of its best and brightest on Sunday evening as the 2017 Rice Scholar Athletes and Honor Athletes ...
Owls Add Saturday Dual
02/16/2017 - The Rice women’s tennis team had been headed west this weekend, but instead will host the Sam Houston State Bearkats at the George R. Brown ...
Owls Rally at Baylor Falls Short
02/11/2017 - Rice started fast and closed with a stirring rush, but fell victim to a sluggish start in singles as Baylor downed the Owls 4-2 at the Hurd Tennis ...
Unbeaten Weekend Earns Ho C-USA Honor
02/07/2017 - Rice senior Alison Ho, who sparked a pair of wins for the Rice women’s tennis team over the weekend by going unbeaten in both singles and...
Owls Bowl Over 15th Ranked Aggies
02/05/2017 - Katherine Ip and Savannah Durkin fought off six match points in doubles to provide the crucial first point as the Rice women’s tennis posted ...
Owls Get the Jump on Princeton
02/03/2017 - The Rice women’s tennis team reversed the script from 2016, holding off a strong challenge from Princeton in doubles then carrying their...
Rice Rebounds to Blank Bulldogs
01/29/2017 - Fernanda Astete closed out an unbeaten weekend while Lindsey Hodge and Wendy Zhang added wins in singles to lead the Rice women’s tennis team...
USC Holds Off Owls
01/28/2017 - Lindsey Hodge and Wendy Zhang upset the 18th ranked doubles team in the country and Fernanda Astete picked up a win in singles, but No. 18 USC...
- Top Videos /
- Online Store