Sarah Cassman
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    Sarah Cassman

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Columbus, GA

    High School:
    Columbus

    Height:
    5-6

    Major:
    Environmental Engineering

    10/06/2010

    USAFA Invitational, 10/3/10

    USAFA Women's Tennis Invitational

    2009-10 (Junior)

    Finished third on the team with 25 overall singles wins ... first Falcon to win at least 20 singles matches three straight years since moving to Division I in 1996 ... tied for second on the team with 18 dual match victories (18-10 record) ... combined 15-7 record at the Nos. 5 and 6 spots ... won 13 of 14 matches during the middle part of the season ... posted a 4-4 record against MWC opponents, the best record since Laura Nigro went 4-3 in 2004 ... won the 2010 Arthur Ashe Jr. Leadership and Sportsmanship Award for the Mountain Region, presented by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association ... member of the MWC all-academic team for the third consecutive year.

    2008-09 (Sophomore)

    Tied for the team lead with 22 overall singles victories ... joins fellow junior Christen Monreal as the first Falcons to post 20 or more singles wins in each of first two seasons since Brooke Parsons in 1999 and 2000 ... posted a 14-13 mark in dual matches, winning nine matches at the No. 4 spot ... won two MWC matches at No. 4 singles during the regular season, then won at the same spot against Wyoming at the MWC Championships ... won 13 doubles matches and paired with Christine Abayan to go 4-1 at the No. 3 position ... member of the MWC all-academic team for the second consecutive year.

    2007-08 (Freshman)

    Finished second on the team with 20 overall singles victories ... posted an 11-10 singles record in dual matches, including a 7-6 mark at the No. 6 spot ... won the No. 6 match against Colorado State ... saved three match points to win the No. 5 singles match against Montana State, helping the Falcons to a 4-3 victory ... also won a three-setter (10-7 in third set super-tiebreak) at No. 6 singles in AFA's 4-3 victory over North Texas ... placed third in singles flight 6 at the USAFA Invitational ... named AFA's Female Athlete of the Week on Feb. 18 ... paired with fellow freshman Katrina Eromin to win the consolation bracket in their doubles flight at Wyoming Invitational ... advanced to finals of her singles bracket at Texas Tech Invitational.

    Before Air Force

    Four-year letterwinner in tennis ... Bi-City Player of the Year as a senior and freshman ... three-time team MVP ... led team to region championship and state semifinals her senior campaign ... ranked 18th in the state of Georgia ... member of National Honor Society ... high school tennis coach was Brenda Smith.

    Personal

    Parents are Joel and June Cassman ... has two sisters, Noriko (24) and Eva (18) ... worked as a squadron athletics/logistics officer this past summer ... also took an English class ... would like to attend pilot training and become either an astronaut or engineer following her time at the Academy ... active in her squadron as the executive officer ... holds a blackbelt in Taekwando ... hobbies include reading and music ... also recruited by Georgia and Emory ... enjoys Asian, Mexican and Italian food ... favorite movie is Elf ... favorite book is Harry Potter ... favorite TV show is Family Guy ... person in history she would most like to meet is Aristotle ... greatest moment is sports was saving three match points then winning the No. 5 singles match against Montana State as a sophomore, giving Air Force a 4-3 victory ... credits her father with the biggest influence in her sports career ... member of cadet squadron 35.

    Inside Women's Tennis