|THE PATRICKS ON MORROW:|
"Melinda has been somewhat limited due to injuries, but the playing time she received this fall provided some valuable experience. She is a model student-athlete because of her strong work ethic and dedication on and off the court."
|MORROW'S CAREER HIGHLIGHTS|
SENIOR (FALL 2003): Morrow went 2-0 in round robin play at the St. Mary's Fall Classic, defeating Ohio State's Emily Howard, 6-3, 6-1, and N.C. State's Allison Barry, 6-0, 6-3...Dropped two matches at the adidas Collegiate Invitational in Peachtree City, Ga., and finished the fall with a 2-2 mark.
JUNIOR (2002-03): Won the first collegiate match of her career by defeating North Carolina State's Taylor Parker, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3, in flight six of the St. Mary's Fall Classic...Fell in her semifinal match with Shawna Zuccarini of Purdue, 6-2, 6-3...Saw no other singles competition during the season...Tallied a 0-3 doubles record at the St. Mary's Fall Classic, paired with Meghan Kerr...Recognized on the ITA's list of outstanding scholar-athletes...Listed on the SEC Academic Honor Roll...Also named to the Lady Vol Honor Roll for her outstanding academic achievement.
SOPHOMORE (SPRING 2002): Was a late edition to the Lady Vol squad in spring 2002...Did not see any action...Morrow's success in the classroom earned her a spot on the Lady Vol Honor Roll.
HIGH SCHOOL: A two-time captain of the tennis team at LAMP (Loveless Academic Magnet Program) High School, Morrow helped her team to the sectional and state titles in 1996 with a perfect 18-0 record...Her team repeated as sectional champs in 1997 with a 16-2 mark...Morrow earned All-Metro Conference recognition every year...Individually, Morrow won state and sectional titles in singles and doubles in 1996, 1997 and 2000...Also won the Alabama State Closed doubles crowns in 1997 and 1998...Was the state doubles champion in the girls 14s, 16s and 18s as a junior...Earned numerous academic honors, including a National Leadership Merit Award and a spot on the National Honor Roll...Morrow was also named an All-American Scholar and listed in Who's Who Among American High School Students...Served as the treasurer for her school's chapter of National Honor Society...Was also a member of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Key Club, Model United Nations and Spanish Club.
PERSONAL: Morrow is a history major...Aspires to help the Lady Vols win a national championship...Ranks her comeback win at the state championships as her biggest thrill in sports...Plays the violin and piano...Has one brother, Michael, 17...Both of her parents attended Tennessee...Cites Jennifer Capriati as the athlete she has modeled herself after because of her comeback in tennis...States that she plays every match with the same hat...Plans to attend law school upon her graduation from UT...Melinda Lee Morrow was born in Montgomery, Ala., on Oct. 17, 1981...She is the daughter of Timothy and Linda Morrow.
|MORROW'S COLLEGIATE RECORD|
|MORROW UP CLOSE|
Favorite food: Ice cream
Favorite tennis player: Andy Roddick
Favorite book: The Thornbirds
Favorite musical artist: Shania Twain
Favorite TV show: Friends
Best movie I have seen in the last year: Sweet Home Alabama
Tennis racket of choice: Wilson
Favorite surface: Clay
Favorite place on campus: Neyland Stadium
Favorite junk food: Anything chocolate
Best class I have taken: Western Civilization
Favorite vacation spot: Destin, Fla.
In my spare time I enjoy: Walking my dog
Favorite sports memory: Winning the state singles and doubles for my high school in eighth grade
Favorite post-match meal: Outback Steakhouse ribs
My dream job would be: Corporate lawyer
People I admire: My parents
Something people would be surprised to know about me: I've been playing Rocky Top on the fiddle since I was four years old