Linda Abu Mushrafova
2011-12: Led the team with 19 wins in dual singles matches ... Concluded the season with an active eight-match winning streak in singles play ... Earned a point for the Wildcats in the third round of the NCAA Championship with a straight-set win against Stanford's Veronica Li (5/17) ... Clinched NU's NCAA Regional Championship win with a victory over Chrissie McGaffigan of Notre Dame (5/12) ... Collected the 50th singles win of her career with a straight-set victory over Penn State's Nina Sertic (4/14) ... Downed McGaffigan of 18th-ranked Notre Dame in singles to help the Wildcats come from behind to post a 4-3 win on the road (4/4) ... Posted a pair of doubles wins alongside partner Brittany Wowchuk against Iowa (3/24) and Nebraska (3/24) ... Win over the Hawkeyes clinched the doubles point ... Earned first Big Ten wins of the season in both singles and doubles play when NU defeated Illinois (3/10) ... Beat Megan Horter of 12th-ranked Baylor in singles, 6-0, 6-1 (3/4) ... Defeated Virginia's No. 75 Erin Vierra in three sets to help propel the 'Cats past the Cavaliers at the ITA National Team Indoor Championship (2/10) ... Helped the Wildcats advance to the ITA National Team Indoor Championships with a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 5 singles against Nebraska's Janine Weinreich (1/29) ... Won at No. 5 singles position to help NU defeat No. 15 Vanderbilt (1/21) ... Teamed with Nida Hamilton at No. 1 doubles to defeat Vandy's Jackie Wu and Alex Leatu, 8-1 ... Began the spring ranked as the sixth ranked doubles team (with Hamilton), according to the ITA ... Reached the semifinals of the ITA National Indoor Collegiate Championships ... Along with Hamilton, reached the championship doubles match at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships and finished runners-up ... Advanced to the semifinals in doubles with Hamilton at the ITA All-American Championships in Los Angeles ... Named Big Ten Player of the Week on Oct. 6 after winning six matches over three days at the Wildcat Invitational ... Went undefeated in three matches at the Fall Wildcat Invitational ... Captured Wildcat Fall Invitational Flight A doubles championship with partner, Nida Hamilton.
2010-11: Became an NCAA All-American in doubles by reaching the quarterfinals of the doubles championship with freshman Nida Hamilton ... Defeated teams from Maryland and UCLA at nationals before falling to the top-seeded team of Jana Juricova and Mari Andersson of Cal in the quarterfinals ... Compiled a 27-11 record for the year alongside Hamilton ... The duo won the ITA Midwest Regional doubles championship, the first Wildcat tandem to do so since 2005, and advanced to the ITA Indoor Championships ... Topped No. 29 Rachael White and Allison Falkin of Illinois, 9-7, in the final ... Finished 19-9 in dual doubles matches, all at the No. 1 line ... Defeated No. 6 Shinann Featherston and Lauren McHale of North Carolina (8-6) and then-No. 4 Nadine Fahoum and Ellah Nze of Duke (8-6) dual play ... Also a key contributor in singles, going 13-7 in dual matches with an 8-2 Big Ten mark ... 7-2 at the No. 6 position ... 17-11 overall in singles ... 4-4 in pre-dual match tournaments ... Academic All-Big Ten.
2009-10: Took over the No. 5 singles spot after not being in NU's lineup through the first three months of the dual season and played a key role in Northwestern's success ... Joined senior Lauren Lui at the No. 1 doubles position for the Big Ten and NCAA Tournaments ... Represented the clinching point in Northwestern's 4-0 win over Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament final ... Only Wildcat to complete and win both of her singles matches in NCAA Regional rounds ... Unbeaten in regular-season Big Ten duals, going 4-0 without losing a set ... 17-7 overall in singles during freshman season and 16-11 in doubles ... 8-2 mark in fall singles play after winning the first six matches of her collegiate career ... Won one match at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships ... Won all three of her doubles matches at the Furman Fall Classic with Samantha Murray.
High School: Attended the IMG Bollettieri Tennis Academy in Bradenton, Fla. ... No. 15-ranked recruit in the nation and No. 5 in Florida by tennisrecruiting.net ... Competed at the 30th International Casablanca Junior Cup in 2007 where she competed against Wildcat sophomore Elena Chernyakova ... In 2006, took part in a five-week tour competing on behalf of the International Tennis Federation (ITF) against representatives from COSAT and Tennis Europe, winning a doubles title in Milan as well as in the Derby Cadets tournament in La Baule, France.
Personal: Born Linda Abu Mushrefova ... Daughter of Lenka Abu Mushrefova and Ahmad Abu Mushref ... Chose Northwestern over Duke and North Carolina ... Attended same training academy as tennis player Maria Sharapova and golfer Paula Creamer ... Majoring in economics with a minor in business institutions.