Rao Ranked 17th Nationally in Singles, Earns All-America Honors
Four Blue Jays Named All-Centennial Conference
Blue Jays End Season with 18-5 Record
Law Clinches Blue Jays' Berth in NCAA Sweet 16
Johns Hopkins Defeats Washington College, 5-0, in CC Title Match
2015: Finished with a 6-4 record in singles and 7-8 in doubles • advanced to round of 32 in championship singles draw and round of 16 in championship doubles draw at ITA Southeast Regional • went 2-1 in doubles in postseason play.
2014: Named to Centennial Conference Academic Honor Roll and ITA Scholar-Athlete • went 7-4 in singles and 5-4 in doubles • won all three singles matches and one doubles match at ITA National Team Indoor Championship • lost just one game in singles in Centennial Conference semifinal match versus Swarthmore • played in NCAA third-place match versus Williams.
2013: Named ITA Scholar-Athlete • named First Team All-Centennial in singles and Second Team in doubles • went 9-5 in singles and 10-8 in doubles • ranked as high as seventh in singles and 10th in doubles in the Atlantic South • advanced to semifinals of the championship singles draw at the ITA Southeast • lost in round of 16 in championship doubles draw at the ITA Southeast Regional.
2012: Named ITA Scholar-Athlete • named Second Team All-Centennial in singles and First Team in doubles • went 15-4 in singles and 18-6 in doubles • led team in singles wins and tied for team lead in doubles wins • 18 doubles wins are fourth most by a freshman in school history • ranked as high as 12th in singles and third in doubles in the Atlantic South • went 4-0 in conference in singles and 5-0 in doubles • seeded ninth in the championship singles draw of the ITA Southeast Regional and advanced to quarterfinals • seeded fifth in the championship doubles draw of the ITA Southeast Regional and advanced to finals • ended season with a five-match win streak in singles.
Personal: Shannon Herndon • daughter of Rick and Kay Herndon • three-time NW 4A Conference Player of the Year • two-time state singles qualifier • led team to conference championships as a freshman, junior and senior • led team to second round of state playoffs as a freshman and senior • also played soccer and named defensive MVP • member of Hopkins Christian Fellowship • volunteer with Campus Kitchens, Students Taking a New Direction mentoring program and Our Daily Bread • majoring in neuroscience with a minor in Spanish.