The Randolph College athletic department each week showcases a question and answer feature with our WildCat of the Week. The 18th student-athlete selected for the year is tennis player Jenna Sweet.
Sweet had a big week for the WildCats. She went 4-0, winning both her matches in singles and doubles, helping the 'Cats to two Old Dominion Athletic Conference wins. However, her biggest accomplishment was taking over the top spot in the history of the program in doubles wins. She passed former partner Dina Velazco '16 with her 41st win on Saturday.
You were 4-0 this past weekend and broke the school record for most doubles wins in a career. How did it feel to accomplish that feat and how does it set you and your teammates up for the rest of the year?
It feels great to break the school record for doubles wins, I couldn't have accomplished it without such a supportive team (past and present) and coaching staff. My teammates and I are excited to enter into more ODAC play and are motivated to try and break more records.
What have you gained from being a part of this program?
As a part of this program, I have learned how to be a better leader and made lots of new frienships
What is your favorite thing about Randolph College?
My favorite thing about Randolph College is the accessibility of the professors and the small class sizes.
How has being a student-athlete affected you?
Being a student-athlete really prepares me for the future as it promotes organization and time management skills.
What are your goals following graduation and how has being a part of this team and institution helped you so far?
Following graduation, I plan on attending a masters program in Forensic Science. Being at a small liberal arts college definitely helped me stand out, and being a student-athlete for four years shows dedication and leadership
Anything else you would like to add.
I am really proud of my team and can't wait for the rest of the season!