August 31, 2005

Lund Named Assistant Coach

Aug. 31, 2005

New Haven, CT - Danielle Lund, a former professional tennis player who earned a WTA world ranking in singles and doubles, has been named assistant coach at Yale. Lund joins the staff of Katie Granson, who was promoted to head coach in July.

Lund had been assistant head tennis pro and director of youth tennis at Orchard Hills Country Club in Lancaster, Mass., since 2003. She also worked the Nike Junior Tournament Tennis Camp (2004) and the Nike Junior Tennis Camp (2000-03) and served as head coach of the girls' tennis team at Cushing Academy in 2004. Lund also was a volunteer coach with Boston University in 2004-05.

Lund received a B.A. in economics and a B.A. in organizational studies from the University of Michigan in 2001, earning the Michigan Athletic Department's Academic Achievement Award and the Donald R. Shepherd endowed scholarship for academic and athletic success. She helped the team to its first Big Ten championship in 1997, captained the team as a junior and senior, was All-Big Ten in 1999 and was the Big Ten Sportswoman of the Year in 2001.

Lund served as an assistant coach at Michigan for a year after graduating, helping the team to a national ITA ranking of No. 39. She then played pro tennis for a year before joining the Orchard Hills staff.

report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity

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