Dec. 7, 2011
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The UAB women's tennis program and head coach Krissy Hall signed Amy Lowther of Pinellas County, Fla., to a National Letter of Intent last month during the early signing period.
A 4-star recruit by tennisrecruiting.net, Lowther has been rated as high as No. 31 in the Florida Section's 18-and-under age group by the USTA rankings.
Since dominating the local high school tennis scene as a freshman, Lowther has concentrated on playing USTA tournaments over the past two years. She has played throughout her junior career for Team Florida in the USTA Zone Championships and served as the 16-and-under team's No. 1 player in 2010.
"We are so excited Amy has decided to become a Blazer," Hall said. "She has a great resume on the court, in the classroom and in her community. We are excited for what she will be bringing to our program over the next four years."
As a freshman at Seminole High School in 2009, Lowther went undefeated at the top spot in the singles lineup through the regular season, district play and regional action on her way to an individual district singles title. A St. Petersburg Times All-Pinellas County selection and her team's MVP, she also posted a perfect regular season in doubles in leading Seminole to the 5A state tournament.
On the current Babolat recruiting list, Lowther is rated as the No. 15 player in this year's signing class in the state of Florida, No. 34 in the Southeast and No. 141 in the nation.
Lowther has earned Dean's List recognition in each semester of her high school career and is a member of the National Honor Society and the National Society of High School Scholars. She is ranked 23rd in her graduating class of 465.
Lowther will enroll at UAB next fall and be eligible to compete for the Blazers beginning with the 2012-13 academic year.