Elizabeth Barnickel

Elizabeth  Barnickel

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Leawood, KS

High School:
Shawnee Mission East

Height:
5-8

2016-17 | SOPHOMORE: First-team All-Mountain West doubles …  member of the program’s first-ever nationally ranked doubles team … went undefeated (8-0) in dual meet doubles when partnered with teammate TJ Fumagalli … posted an overall doubles record of 24-4 with a 14-3 mark in tournament doubles and a 10-1 mark in dual meet doubles …  posted a 17-10 overall singles record with a 10-6 mark in tournaments and a 7-4 mark in duals … completed Operations Air Force at Travis AFB, CA … completed Field Engineering and Readiness Lab … Expeditionary Survival and Escape Training Stan/Eval.

2015-16 | FRESHMAN: Recorded a 24-16 overall singles record, including a 16-8 mark in duals and an 8-8 tournament record … went 18-15 overall in doubles and was 10-9 in duals and 8-6 in duals … was the first freshman in three seasons to win 20 or more singles matches.

Before Air Force: Four-year letter winner in tennis… as a freshman, she was second-team all-metro, fifth in singles at state and first-team at state tournament… as a sophomore she was first-team all-metro honors and placed third in singles at state... as a junior she placed third in singles at state … as a senior she was all-metro player of the year and high school tennis All-American ...  took first in singles at state … team sportsmanship award recipient at 18s Fed cup team event… placed third in doubles at National Open 18s tournament… Intersectionals participant, top ranking 100 in 12s and 18s… high school coach was Sue Chipman.

Personal: Cadet squadron 20 … parents are Ted and Kelly Barnickel … has one younger brother… majoring in civil engineering… would like to go into intelligence or systems operations… hobbies include cooking, baking, reading, watching movies and hiking … completed the Soaring program last summer where she got her flight wings … also completed survival training … active in her squadron as the public affairs clerk … favorite food is pizza … advice to young people is to never give up and always try your best … credits her father has having the biggest influence on her sports career … greatest moment in sports was winning the Kansas state championship as a team and in singles.

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