Four-Year Member of IU Southeast Women's Tennis Team
2019 NAIA Scholar Athlete
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Hello, I'm Jeannie Soto I'm from Louisville, Kentucky and I majored in Philosophy with a minor in Writing at IUS. I'd like to say a huge thank you to all of the athletic staff at IUS, you all have been so supportive and sweet and there for your athletes the whole four years I've been there. Especially thank you to Coach Epkey for being the sweetest, most thoughtful, encouraging coach ever. Always so much fun going to practice and having somebody who just really loves being there and cares about his players.
My plans after this year are to go to law school at UofL and possibly join the Marines. That's still up in the air because of the plague and everything don't know if OCS is going to happen but hopefully it all works out eventually.
My favorite tennis memory at IUS. There are so many really, really just funny, sweet memories and I can't pick one. So I'll just go through a couple: one that I really liked from this year was playing Jenga at this really nice hotel that we got to stay at. We stayed at a garbage hotel where somebody got tackled and arrested outside the window and we all got to watch and to make up for that Coach let us stay at a really nice hotel that had giant Jenga in the lobby and it was like girls versus guys and I don't know why; that was just the funnest game of Jenga ever. So intense because everybody's so competitive and so that was really fun.
We played tennis baseball on the last day of the season really. we didn't know what was going to end. But tennis baseball is this game you play with these rods that are supposed to hold up the nets but we never really used him for that and you just hit the tennis balls and the points on the court are the bases and that was super fun and honestly just a great way to go out.
So thank you guys and I love you all.