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"Stunningly Successful" Senior Liz Bondi Spotlighted in Indianapolis Star

"Stunningly Successful" Senior Liz Bondi Spotlighted in Indianapolis Star

April 27, 2007

bondi_liz.jpgApril 27, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - "When Liz Bondi entered DePauw University, her goal was to win a national title. Who knew she'd have four before graduating?," writes Jeff Rabjohns in today's Indianapolis Star. "Now a senior in her final spring tennis season, Bondi is nearing the end of a stunningly successful run as a two-sport college athlete."

The article points out that, in basketball, Bondi "was named Most Outstanding Player in leading the Tigers to the NCAA Division III national title, the first in school history. As a tennis player, Bondi has won a singles title and two doubles crowns in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, which competes in the fall. In the Division III spring national tournament, Bondi has been quarterfinalist or better three times in singles and doubles." 

"I could never have imagined anything like this," the senior tells _DSC2547.jpgthe newspaper. "It could not have been any better, the experience I've had. I still don't think I've taken all that in. I still have a season to play. It's been better than anyone could ever think."

Noting that Bondi and her basketball teammates were honored April 18 before an Indiana Pacers NBA game at Conseco Fieldhouse, Rabjohns reports that she "currently leads a women's tennis team that is ranked No. 1 in Division III."

Success is nothing new to Bondi, who was all-state as a high school athlete in tennis, basketball and softball. "The Chicago Sun-Times 2002 Female Athlete of the Year picked DePauw because she wanted a school with a strong academic reputation where she could play multiple sports. She has been the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year in both basketball and tennis, the first person in league history to pull the double in sports other than track and cross country."

liz bondi 3.jpgThe Star adds, "A kinesiology major with plans to attend medical school, Bondi is in her second spring of interning with an orthopedic surgeon." In the story, Liz Bondi credits her family for the support and encouragement she's received.

Access the full text at the newspaper's Web site.

Liz Bondi was recently featured in Sports Illustrated's "Faces in the Crowd."  Learn more in this previous story.