Anna Sanford
Anna  Sanford


Westerville, Ohio

High School:
Olentangy Orange



Sanford Competes in NCAA Singles Championship

Senior wraps up outstanding career


Buckeyes Suffer 4-1 Loss to Clemson in NCAA Tournament

Ohio State ends season 14-9


Buckeyes Earn All-B1G Honors

Fukuda named B1G Freshman of the Year, joins Sanford on All-B1G Team


Sanford Headed to NCAA Singles Championship

Senior is 15-4 this spring


Buckeyes Advance in B1G Tournament with Win over Purdue

Ohio State downs Boilermakers 4-1


NCAA First Round Match

The Buckeyes face Clemson in Nashville


Senior Day Match

Anna Sanford and Olivia Sneed were recognized as the Buckeyes closed out the regular season


Buckeyes vs Wolverines

Ohio State faced Michigan in the VTC


Buckeyes vs Huskers

The teams met in a Big Ten match in the VTC.


Buckeyes Down Kansas in ITA Kick-Off Weekend

Ohio State prevailed 4-1 over the Jayhawks

Ohio State Career: Four-time First Team All-Big Ten (one of just three Buckeyes to be recognized all four years) ... four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete, will be a three-time Academic All-Big Ten selection ... ITA Midwest Regional champion in Fall 2015 and 2016 NCAA Doubles Championship qualifier (first Buckeye team selected since 2001) ... ranked a program-best No. 2 with Miho Kowase in 2016 ... 28-2 in B1G matches last three years combined.

2017-18 (Senior Season, Entering NCAA Tournament): First Team All-Big Ten for fourth straight year; unanimous selection ... NCAA Singles Championship qualifier (fourth in program history) ... ranked 57th in singles and 51st in doubles (with Shiori Fukuda) May 3 ... 21-10 overall in singles ... 15-4 in dual matches, all on court one; 8-2 in Big Ten play ... has 21-12 doubles ledger, posting 13-4 mark in dual play (7-2 in B1G) ... five straight singles matches have gone to three sets heading into NCAA Tournament ... won in three sets to clinch 4-3 victory over No. 15 Illinois April 20 ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete. 

2016-17 (Junior Season): First Team All-Big Ten after 10-0 mark in singles and 8-0 ledger in doubles in conference action ... ranked in singles throughout the year, reaching high of 41 ... ranked in doubles during the spring with Francesca Di Lorenzo, hitting high of 63, and ended year ranked 71st with Sandy Niehaus ... 22-14 in singles, with 16-10 dual match mark ... 11-9 on court two and 5-1 on court three ... won 11 of last 13 completed matches ... 25-14 overall in doubles and was 21-8 in dual matches ... 7-5 on court one, 10-3 at No. 2 and 4-0 on court three ... posted four wins in NCAA matches with Niehaus and two in B1G Tournament play ... B1G Player of the Week April 4 ... notched 6-4 singles mark and was 4-6 in doubles in the fall ... reached ITA Midwest Regional semifinals after three wins, including a three-set victory in first round ... topped No. 11-ranked Brienne Minor of Michigan in semifinals, 6-2, 6-0 ... win over No. 47-ranked Kimmy Guerin of Wake Forest in UT Fall Invite ... competed in ITA All-Americans doubles main draw ... an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten choice.

2015-16 (Sophomore Season): First Team All-Big Ten selection for second year in a row ... claimed ITA Midwest Regional doubles title, the first regional championship for the Buckeyes, with Miho Kowase ... regional title clinched spot at ITA National Indoors ... tandem earned an at-large spot into NCAA Championships and was ranked throughout the spring, ending season No. 12 after being in Top 10 all spring (seven weeks in Top 4) ... reached program high ranking of No. 2 ... 20-7 in singles dual matches, including 16-5 mark on court two and 10-0 ledger in conference play ... ranked 89th in singles ... 23-9 overall in singles ... 11-match winning streak March 18-May 1 ... won in straight sets vs. Michigan in Big Ten Tournament final over No. 65-ranked Kate Fahey ... 26-14 overall in doubles, with 18-8 dual mark ... paired with Kowase for 25-11 overall mark, with 17-8 mark in dual matches ... duo was 3-2 at national indoors; posted straight-set victory over No. 27-ranked Nevada tandem in round of 32 before falling in match tiebreaker (6-4, 4-6, 11-9) to No. 9 ranked team from Kentucky ... won two matches in consolation, with victory over Virginia’s No. 13-ranked squad and win over duo from Oklahoma State ... fell in consolation final to team from Stanford ... six wins at regionals en route to title, topping teammates Ferny Angeles Paz/Sandy Niehaus in final ... reached Round of 16 in singles draw at ITA Midwest Regionals before falling in three sets in Round of 16 ... 2-1 in singles at Baylor tournament ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten pick.

2014-15 (Freshman Season): First Team All-Big Ten selection after posting 18 wins as a freshman ... 11 wins in dual matches, including six wins at No. 1 and five at No. 2 ... clinched Buckeye victory vs. Northwestern with a straight-set win at No. 2 ... 19 doubles wins overall, including 13 in dual matches ... 12-4 at No. 3 doubles in the spring ... ranked No. 86 in singles in first ITA poll of the spring ... led the Buckeyes with eight singles win in fall campaign and had 6-2 record in doubles … advanced to doubles quarterfinals of ITA Midwest Regional … 5-0 in singles at Baylor Invitational … 3-0 record at Tennessee Fall Invite … won first collegiate match in debut vs. SMU’s Maxine Schmidt at Baylor Invitational ... named an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.

Prior to Ohio State: Earned 2013 USTA National Scholar-Athlete Award ... was ranked No. 1 in singles in the Midwest and No. 24 nationally and slotted No. 6 by among incoming freshmen ... won 2013 Ohio Division I state doubles championship as a senior ... state singles quarterfinalist as both a freshman and sophomore ... first team all-state selection in 2011 and ‘13 ... won 2014 U18 National Selection Tournament doubles title ... member of Marian Wood Baird Cup championship teams in 2012 and `13 ... played on Midwest squad that was a finalist at the USTA National Team Championships in July 2013 ... Sanford family was the 2013 GCTA Tennis Family of the Year award recipient ... National Honor Society member.

Personal: Daughter of Beth and Brian ... has a younger sister, Alle ... neuroscience major.