Jennifer Magley, a former four-time All-American at the University
of Florida, has been named Associate Head Women's Tennis Coach at Wichita
State Director of Tennis Chris Young announced today.
"We are really excited to have Jennifer joining our staff," Young said. "It
was very important to hire a person that can take our program to the next
level. Her experience, being on a national championship team as a player and
her professional career will give her a chance to share things with our
girls that can help continue the success of our women's program."
Magley was not only one of the top players in the nation in her time at UF,
but was also a four-time Academic All-American, being named to the ESPN the
Magazine Academic All-American Women's At Large First Team. She was selected
a first team Arthur Ashe Scholar, and was a finalist for the 2005 Honda
Award for Tennis, which honors the top Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year
in each sport at the Division I level.
The Lawrence, Kan., native advanced to the semifinals of both the NCAA
Singles and Doubles Championships during her time as a Gator, and helped
lead Florida to the 2003 National Championship.
As a professional, Magley has been ranked among the top 40 Americans on the
WTA Tennis Tour, and was a junior member of the USTA Team USA squad that
competes annually on the international level.
Magley, 23, graduated from Florida cum laude in 2005 with a B.A. in liberal
arts and sciences. Since graduation she has served as the Summer Director of
Tennis for Palmetto, Fla., and has also worked as a mentor at the Sarasota
Boys and Girls Club.
She will assume her duties at Wichita State July 8.