Thursday, July 29, 2010
As a freshman in high school, Danielle Hansen was exposed to the challenges of high level tennis.
She played No. 1 singles for Zionsville Community High School in 2005, her first year of varsity competition, and went 15-4 at the top spot on a team that had six seniors at the other six positions.
Zionsville went on to finish fourth in the state that year and Hansen established herself as a leader for the Eagle tennis program for the next three seasons.
Five years later, Hansen finds herself ready to continue as a leader. The former Indianapolis Star Player of the Year recently completed her sophomore season at Lipscomb University in Nashville, Tenn. She enters her senior season hoping to turn around a struggling Division I program that has a lot of promise.