Natalie Looney
Natalie  Looney

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Overland Park, Kan.

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas H.S.

Height:
5-5

Experience:
2L

Major:
Broadcast Journalism



2014-15 (REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE)
Athletics
  • Posted a 6-6 singles record during the fall playing in five tournaments
  • Competed in the Gamecocks' lone spring tournament as well, the Michigan Invitational
  • Played in her first dual match of the spring in Albuquerque, N.M., against Grand Canyon
  • Won her match-up with Joan van Lochem from Furman in the Gamecocks' final non-conference contest before SEC play
  • Appeared in her first career SEC match versus Georgia at No. 6 singles
  • Played doubles with Meghan Blevins, Caroline Dailey, Brigit Folland, Alex Martin and Ximena Siles Luna
  • Reached the doubles quarterfinals at the USTA/ITA Carolina Regional Championships with Siles Luna following wins over North Carolina A&T, Clemson and Charlotte
Academics/Other
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll member for achieving a minimum 3.0 GPA


2013-14 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN)
Athletics
  • Played a busy fall schedule for the Gamecocks after redshirting her first semester
  • Won her first career match against Sylvia Li from Harvard at the Tribe Invitational
  • Snagged a pair of wins in her respective flight at the Furman Fall Classic
  • Appeared in the Gamecocks' first two dual matches of the spring against East Tennessee State and College of Charleston
  • Won her first dual match as a Gamecock against Tamara Hill of Davidson 6-2, 6-1 on court six
  • Also won a 6-4, 6-3 decision from Dakota Brown of South Carolina State in her final dual match appearance
  • Played doubles with Katie Fosnacht, Alex Martin and Katerina Popova
Academics/Other
  • SEC Academic Honor Roll member for achieving a minimum 3.0 GPA


2012-13 (FRESHMAN)
Athletics
  • A late addition to the Gamecocks' roster, enrolling in school for the spring semester
  • Played ITA Summer Circuit events and won the doubles title at the Plaza Tennis Center in Kansas City, Mo., on June 30
  • Also reached the quarterfinals of the singles tournament
  • Played doubles with MacKenna Maddox of BYU at the ITA summer event and the two defeated Montse Fernandez and Summer Schlotterback in the championship match, 9-7


HIGH SCHOOL
  • Ranked in the top 100 in her national recruiting class
  • As a freshman, she won the Kansas 5A state championship and by doing so made history as the first freshman to win it
  • Led her high school to its first team state title and was voted the team MVP every year
  • Was also only one of two to make the varsity track team at Aquinas her freshman year as well
  • On the junior circuit, she was always consistently in the top 10 in the five-state region (Missouri Valley)
  • Her last year, she vaulted into the top five and finished her career at No. 2
  • Was also ranked No. 1 in doubles for the region her final season

CAREER SINGLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC) #4 (SEC) #5 (SEC) #6 (SEC)
2012-13 Redshirt
2013-14 6-10 4-8 2-2 (0-0) 0-1 (0-0) 2-1 (0-0)
2014-15 7-11 6-9 1-2 (0-1) 1-2 (0-1)
Total 13-21 10-17 3-4 (0-1) 0-1 (0-0) 3-3 (0-1)

CAREER DOUBLES STATISTICS
Year Overall Tourn. Dual (SEC) #1 (SEC) #2 (SEC) #3 (SEC)
2012-13 Redshirt
2013-14 2-8 2-8
2014-15 8-9 8-9
Total 10-17 10-17