Amy Bryant is the fifth person and first female in NCAA history, in any division, to win the national team championship as a coach and player. She did the former in 2003 and 2004, the second and third in school history, and the latter as the No. 1 singles player on Emory's 1996 national championship team.
Bryant, a former All-American, assumed the head coaching duties in 2000. In her five seasons, the Eagles have compiled a 99-18 record (.846) with five appearances in the NCAA national quarterfinals and three appearances in the NCAA team championship finals.
Bryant was selected the national Division III Coach of the Year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association in 2003, and the ITA regional Division III Coach of the Year in 2002, 2003, and 2004. She and her assistants have been honored five times as the conference Coaching Staff of the Year by the University Athletic Association.
Her 2004 squad became the first to repeat as unofficial "triple crown" winners by capturing the NCAA team, singles and doubles championships. It was an all-Emory final in both the NCAA singles and doubles championships. The squad compiled a 24-1 dual-match record, losing only to the eventual NAIA national champion.
Her 2003 squad became the second in Division III women's tennis history to achieve the unofficial "triple crown" by winning the NCAA team, singles and doubles championships. The squad compiled a 24-1 dual-match record, losing only to an NCAA Division II school.
Her 2002 team advanced to the NCAA national finals and the 2001 squad finished third at the national championships. Bryant coached a doubles pairing to three consecutive NCAA national titles (2000-02).
Bryant, a 1996 Emory graduate, was the first women's tennis player in school history to earn All-America honors in both singles and doubles. She was the runner-up in the NCAA national singles championship her junior season and teamed up to reach the semifinals of the NCAA doubles championship her senior year.
At the time of her graduation, Bryant ranked fifth on the school's all-time list with 76 career singles victories and fifth in career double victories with 66. She compiled a 24-4 singles record her junior season and was selected the conference's Most Valuable Player her senior year. All four years, Bryant made the all-conference first team in singles and doubles.
She also was a standout in soccer where she twice made the all-region team. Though Bryant only played three seasons of soccer, she graduated with the school record for career goals and points. She was a two-time female winner of the school's Bridges Award as its outstanding all-around athlete and won the McCord Award her junior year for outstanding individual athletic achievement.
Bryant was inducted into the Emory Sports Hall of Fame in 2001.