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Nakita Austin
Nakita Austin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami, Fla.

High School:
Coral Reef Senior

Fall 2011: Compiled five singles wins in three tournaments during the season ... went undefeated at Dartmouth's annual Big Green Invitational (Nov. 4-6) with wins over Boston University, Dartmouth and UMass ... reached the consolation bracket finals with a pair of singles wins at the Columbia Invitational (Sept. 16-18) ... won one doubles match at both the Big Green Invitational and the Columbia Invitational.

Spring 2011: Finished the season with eight singles wins, including a 5-1 mark at the No. 5 singles position ... helped the Red Storm clinch a crucial win at the BIG EAST Championship with a hard-fought 6-4, 4-6(2), 6-0 decision against Cincinnati (April 30) ... won back to back conference matches against UConn (April 6) and Seton Hall (April 3) ... won four-straight matches against South Dakota (March 8), Nova Southeastern (March 7), Fairfield (Feb. 27) and Howard (Feb. 12) ... notched a 6-4, 6-1 win against Pittsburgh (Jan. 29) in the team's first BIG EAST match ... paired with then-senior Jenny Yonkus to lead the team with 12 doubles victories ... topped West Virginia at the conference championship ... won nine of last 11 doubles matches, including matchups against Providence, Connecticut, Seton Hall and Rutgers (March 25).

Fall 2010: Tallied a 5-4 record in singles play over three tournaments ... qualified for the Northeast Regional Tournament at Dartmouth College (Oct. 22-26) ... won her opening match of the tournament over Seton Hall's Rocio Portela 6-1, 6-2 ... registered a 5-5 record in doubles play with teammate Diamond Austin over three tournaments ... reached the semifinals of the B bracket at the West Point Invitational (Sept. 24-26) ... tallied a 3-1 record to win the consolation bracket in the Fall Columbia Classic (Sept. 17-19).

Spring 2010: Finished at 8-8 for the season, with four wins coming against BIG EAST opponents ... also had six doubles victories ... played in the No. 5 & 6 spots ... defeated Pittsburgh (April 23) in the consolation round of the BIG EAST Championship and claimed the No. 6 point over Louisville (April 22) in the first round of the tournament ... got a win over Pittsburgh (April 17) in her final regular season match ... topped Georgetown (March 13) in a three-set match on the road ... earned non-conference victories over Boston (Feb. 5) and Columbia (Feb. 1) early in the season.

Spring 2009: Went 9-9 in the spring of her rookie season ... amassed a four-match win streak between April 5 and April 13 ... streak included wins over BIG EAST opponents Syracuse, Providence and Seton Hall.

Fall 2008: Led the team with a 5-2 singles record ... finished 2-1, with an appearance in the semifinal round of the No. 2 singles bracket of the Eastern Championship (Sept. 26-28) ... earned her first collegiate win over Columbia's Linnae Goswami in the opening round of the Flight B singles draw at the Columbia Classic (Sept. 19-21) ... made it to the finals of the Flight B singles draw, finishing the event with a 3-1 mark after being narrowly defeated by Columbia's Marlena Hall ... was 1-1 in doubles, reaching the semifinals of the doubles draw at the Columbia Classic (Sept. 19-21) with partner Joanna Zwirbulis.

Before St. John's: Lettered all four years at Coral Reef Senior ... played out of the No. 1 spot each year ... captained the squad and was named MVP in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... reached the Florida State Semifinals two-straight years ... led Coral Reef Senior to first two appearances at Florida State Championships in school history ... graduated with honors.

Personal: Daughter of Gonzales and Susan Austin ... has one brother, Gonzales Jr. (17) ... a marketing major.

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