|| Courtney Clayton
Prior to Stanford: Letterwinner in tennis at St. Thomas Aquinas High School ... team captain during the 2007-08 season ... member of 2008 Florida 3A championship squad ... 2008 Florida 3A singles champion ... 2008 team MVP ... recipient of Broward County's Athlete of the Year award ... highest ITF 18-under ranking was 51 ... national team experience includes the 2004 World Junior Tennis Championships in Czech Republic and Maureen Connolly Brinker Cup ... also competed in the Junior Australian Open and Junior U.S. Open.
Personal: Parents are William and Sylvia ... has two brothers, Chris and Alex, and one sister, Mary ... brother, Alex, is member of the Stanford men's tennis team ...father, William, played tennis at Northwestern, while brother, Chris, is a member of the Harvard men's tennis team ... hobbies include reading, music and travel.
Head Coach Lele Forood says: "Courtney joins her brother Alex here at Stanford to begin her collegiate career. While she might look somewhat small in stature, she hits much bigger than her size, a talent she shares with a few teammates! Her backhand is already a great shot and with a concentration on smart serving and work on her forecourt game, Courtney will make a strong push in the singles lineup this season. She is a gritty competitor and her past success at national tournaments on the junior level will set the stage for continued success in the college game as well."
If I had to cook my own meals, I would probably survive on: Peanut butter and jelly
My most used saying is: "Whatever floats your boat"
I wouldn't be caught dead: Skydiving
Favorite place on campus?: Branner Hall
When I was little, I wanted to be a: TV reporter
Most visited website (besides Facebook)?: www.gmail.com
If I were a vegetable, I would be a(n): Chili pepper