Drake Women's Tennis Signs Nell Boyd
DES MOINES, IOWA - Drake head women's tennis coach Paul Thomson has
announced the signing of high school standout Nell Boyd (Arlington
Heights, Ill./Buffalo Grove) to a national letter of intent to join the
Bulldog program for the 2011-12 academic year.
"Nell is going to be a great addition to the program," Thomson
commented. "She is extremely strong and athletic and has been able to
excel in tennis while dividing her time as a three-sport athlete in high
school. In a year-round program, Nell should really take off as a
player. She is a pleasure to be around and will fit in well with the
team. It will be a pleasure to have her as part of the Drake Family."
A four-time all-state selection at Buffalo Grove High School, Boyd
helped lead the Bison to four consecutive Mid-Suburban East Conference
titles during her prep career.
Boyd also reached the Sweet 16 of the Illinois State Tournament as a
senior before falling to the eventual state champion and she capped her
junior campaign as the top-rated player in the United State Tennis
Association (USTA) Chicago district.
Boyd is the first student-athlete to sign a national letter of intent
with Thomson and the Bulldogs for the 2011-12 campaign.