Women's Tennis

Nicole Flower

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Upper Arlington, Ohio

High School:
Upper Arlington High

Nicole Flower

Ohio State Career: Two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete ... Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2013-14 (Redshirt sophomore season):Posted 2-0 record at Akron Fall Invite Oct. 4-5 with straight set victories vs. Cornell's Sara Perelman and West Virginia's Kyja Kurtnick ... tallied a 3-6, 6-2, 1-0 (9) victory vs. Mariya Toncheva of Eastern Michigan Oct. 11 in consolation play at ITA Midwest Regional ... reached round of 32 in doubles competition of ITA Midwest Regional Oct. 11 with Noelle Malley after defeating Toledo, 8-3 ... notched a 2-0 record in doubles play with Malley at Akron Fall Invite Oct. 4-5 with wins against Akron and Cornell.

2012-13 (Redshirt freshman season):Notched 14-14 singles record and 6-7 doubles ledger in season ... earned 6-7 record on court six and 1-0 record at No. 5 position ... earned three victories over Big Ten opponents in straight sets against Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois ... saw doubles action paired with Kelsey Becker, Fidan Manashirova and Kara Cecil, going 1-2 ... defeated Eastern Kentucky's Melissa Gerritsen/Saioa Oscoz, 8-3 with Manashirova to complete Buckeye sweep of doubles matches ... notched her first collegiate victory in singles against BGSU's Katie Brozovich at Muirfield Collegiate Tennis Invitational Sept. 14... wrapped up fall campaign with even 7-7 singles record ... won two singles matches to qualify for a spot in the USTA/ITA Midwest Regional main draw ... teamed up with three different doubles partners throughout the fall, seeing action with Kelsey Becker, Kelsey Dieters and Gabby Steele amassing an even 5-5 record ... posted single victories at Lady Vols Classic and ASU Thunderbird with wins over NC State and BYU Oct. 28 and Nov.8 ... Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

2011-12 (Redshirt season): Did not face varsity competition while rehabbing from a shoulder injury ... earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete accolades.

Upper Arlington High School: Finished high school career with a 125-11 singles record ... helped guide Upper Arlington to team state championships as a sophomore and again as a senior ... won Ohio Division I State Championship in singles in 2010 and finished runner-up in 2011 ... notched a 69-1 singles record last two years of high school ... finished as runner-up in doubles at state championships as a junior ... two-time National High School Tennis All-American ... three-year team captain and four-time team MVP ... three-time first team All-Ohio ... lists greatest sports thrill as winning state title junior year ... won 2008 Girls' 16 National Open in singles in Ann Arbor, Mich. ... took first at Girls' 18 USTA Regional in doubles in Columbus, Ohio, in 2011 ... recipient of 2010 Ruth Johnson Sportsmanship Award ... a five-star recruit according to tennisrecruiting.net ... ranked No. 1 in Ohio, No. 15 in Great Lakes region and No. 106 nationally.

Personal: Daughter of Jim and Joan Flower ... has two older sisters, Kirsten and Shannon ... father Jim (1976-79) and sister Kirsten (2008-09) played tennis for Ohio State ... Jim and Kirsten were the first father/daughter duo to earn All-Big Ten honors in tennis ... Kirsten is now an assistant coach for the Yale women's tennis team ... sister Shannon is a goalkeeper on the Indiana University women's soccer team ... would like to coach collegiate tennis, play professionally or join her father's business as an investment manager after graduation ... enjoys snowboarding, playing soccer and basketball, boating, watching movies and listening to music.

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