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  Sharla Whitaker
School: Iowa State University
Year: Senior
Home Town: Texarkana, Texas
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High School: Pleasant Grove
Height: 5-10
Birth Date: Monday, April 21, 1980
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Major: management information systems
Singles Record: 4-8
Doubles Record: 4-3
  • 1998-99 First-team Academic All-Big 12
  • 1998-99 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll

    Junior (2000-01): Assembled a three-match winning streak to start the fall season ... went 3-1 during fall tournament play, including wins against Missouri and St. Louis ... only doubles appearance was with Karin Westberg ... saw limited action in the spring, playing in three matches at the No. 6 singles spot ... finished the season 4-3 overall.

    Sophomore (1999-2000): Saw action in two matches at the No. 6 slot for the Cyclones ... finished with a 1-3 overall record ... played tournament doubles primarily with Tara Goedjen, going 2-5 overall ... went 1-0 in conference matches with Goedjen ... shared the ISU team award for Super Cyclone Spirit with Courtney Leese ... served on the Student-Athlete Advisory Council ... chair of the Scholar-Athlete Banquet ... served on VORTEX.

    Freshman (1998-99): Tallied seven singles wins (7-15), playing primarily at the No. 6 spot ... went 5-3 in tournament singles play ... compiled a 3-5 doubles record playing at No. 3 with Mary Rumbaoa ... named to the academic all-Big 12 first team and Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll ... received the ISU team award for Super Cyclone Spirit.

    Before ISU: Two-time state champ ... placed second in 1998 regional ... ranked in the top 20 by Texas USTA ... tallied a 17-1 singles record and a 10-0 doubles mark as a senior ... placed second in 1997 regionals ... compiled an 11-1 record in singles and 6-0 in doubles as a junior ... district champ three years in a row ... 1996 regional champ ... placed third in state as a junior ... as a sophomore, went 15-1 in singles and 9-0 in doubles ... was high school MVP for three years ... trained and coached by Dave Wiest ... listed in Who’s Who in Sports All-America ... Who’s Who all-academic honoree ... member of state champion dance team ... involved in key club, drama club, keyettes and was a literacy council volunteer.

    Personal: Born April 21, 1980 ... daughter of Wayne and Diane Whitaker ... sister, Stacey (25) ... management information systems major.