April 15, 2010
STILLWATER, Okla. – Julia Courter, one of the top-ranked women’s tennis prospects in the United States, signed to play for Oklahoma State Wednesday, marking the second consecutive top-level athlete the Cowgirls have signed after adding 25th-ranked Malika Rose in January.
“I am so excited to add Julia to our program,” coach Chris Young said. “She is a great competitor and will make an immediate impact on our program. It’s our second signing of a strong U.S. junior. It’s exciting that the top recruits are recognizing what we have to offer and want to join our efforts in building something special.”
Courter, who attended Laurel Springs High School in Lawrenceville, Ga., is rated as a 5-star prospect by TennisRecruiting.net and has been ranked as high as the No. 35 senior athlete during her time as a junior competitor.
That ranking, combined with Rose’s No. 25 ranking, marks the highest-ranked duo the Cowgirl tennis program has signed in more than 20 years, which Courter sees as an opportunity for success.
"I think that my competitiveness and love of the game will really help the program," Courter said. "And I am really looking forward to working with the coaches to improve every aspect of my game – having the chance to work with a coach who created a top-20 team and another who was ranked 45 on WTA tour is a great opportunity for any player."