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  Alyssa Palen
School: Iowa State University
Year: graduated
Home Town: Rochester, Minn.
Home State: N/A
Home Country: United States(USA)
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Height: 5-9
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Dominant Hand: Right
Major: psychology
Singles Record: 22-45
Doubles Record: 17-36
Sophomore (2007-08): Played No. 2, No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 singles ... partnered with Caitlin Loprinzi at the No. 2 doubles spot to defeat UW-Green Bay, Western Illinois and Drake ... played No. 3 doubles with Liza Wischer for the majority of the Big 12 season. Freshman (2006-07): Recorded three straight wins over Big 12 conference opponents from Nebraska, Kansas State and Oklahoma at No. 4 singles slot ... finished with a team-high 10 singles wins (10-10) ... teamed with Chrissy Derouin to defeat conference opponents Nebraska, Oklahoma State and Missouri, going 7-8 overall in doubles. Before ISU: Won the Minnesota individual state singles championship in 2005 ... Minnesota class A singles runner-up in 2004 ... won the Minnesota class A doubles title as a sophomore ... earned six letters in tennis ... played in the No. 1 singles slot her junior and senior years ... team captain her senior year ... ranked No. 1 in Minnesota as a senior for singles ... ranked in top three in USTA singles sectional in 16s and 18s ... nationally ranked by the USTA in singles and doubles in 16s and 18s ... coached by Kevin Rust ... member of L-club ... member of SADD and PALS. Personal: Born September 25, 1987 ... daughter of Stephen and Kathryn Palen ... younger sister of teammate Jill Palen ... sister Lyndsey (25) played tennis for Gustavus Adolphus, where she won a 2005 Division III national doubles title ... has two other siblings: Adam (26) and Alexa (17) ... majoring in business administration.