Niehaus Signs NLI with Ohio State
Dec. 13, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Sandy Niehaus, a Cincinnati native and standout at Mount Notre Dame, has signed an NCAA National Letter of Intent to enroll at Ohio State and play for the Buckeye women's tennis team, interim head coach Melissa Schaub announced.
"We are thrilled to be adding Sandy to our program," Schaub said. "She is an Ohio kid who has dreamed of coming to Ohio State since she was young. She knows what it means to be a Buckeye and we know she is going to be a big part of our future success."
Niehaus, a five-star recruit according to tennisrecruiting.net, won the Ohio Division I state singles championship in 2010 and was the state runner-up in 2011 and '12. A three-time first team All-Ohio selection and a 2011 National High School Tennis All-American, Niehaus is currently ranked No. 1 in Ohio, No. 7 in the Great Lakes Region and No. 69 nationally. She helped guide Mount Notre Dame to a runner-up finish in the state tournament as a freshman. The three-time team MVP received the Ohio Tennis Coaches Association John P. Harlow Sportsmanship Award in 2011.