Honoree

Stephanie Reece

AWARDS

IUB Athletics Hall of Fame (2002)

BIOGRAPHY

A four-year letterwinner, Stephanie Reece served as team captain in 1992 and was a member of four Big Ten championship teams. A four-time first-team All-Big Ten selection, the Indianapolis product was the Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Year in 1989 and the Big Ten Player-of-the-Year in 1991 and 1992. The IU Female Athlete-of-the-Year in 1991, Reece was an All-American in doubles in 1989 and in both singles and doubles in 1991 and again in 1992. She played in NCAA championships in both singles and doubles all four years. In four seasons, she compiled a 143-54 record in singles and a 123-22 mark in doubles. Professionally, Reece competed at the French Open, US Open, Australian Open, and Wimbledon.

"Indiana University has meant so much to me over my lifetime. Having had both parents attend IU, I grew up coming to IU football and basketball games. I always felt something special at IU before, during, and after college. The opportunity to represent IU in tennis was very unique and a special experience. Wearing red and white was a great source of pride for me. I always gave 100 percent to my tennis and studies because I felt having a scholarship was a gift and I didn't want to let down the team, myself, or IU. Indiana University was all around the best place for me to study and further my tennis. Two of my very best friends in life were my teammates for three years at IU. The bond we share is very important to me. When I was on tour and today, living in the East, I am always proud to tell people where I am from and more proud when they ask me where I went to school to tell them "Indiana University." IU has meant many things at different times to me. Pride, dedication, commitment, and loyalty are the most important things that Indiana has meant and taught me. Planning to visit Indiana is also very special because it allows me to briefly relive a very exciting and wonderful time in my life."