Laura Kemkes
Laura Kemkes
Height: 5-6
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Berlin, Germany
High School: Ulrich-von-Hutton
Major: Business Adminstration

AS A JUNIOR (2013)
Saw action in only five singles matches as a junior posting a 3-2 overall record...Was 2-1 in Sunshine State Conference play…Logged a 2-1 record at No. 3 singles and a 1-1 mark at No. 1…Played 14 matches in doubles, with Emily Singleton, turning in a 9-5 record…Was 5-4 at No. 1 doubles and 4-1 at No. 2…Defeated the No. 1 ranked doubles team in the nation, Barbora Krtickova and Aleksndra Filipovski from top-ranked Armstrong Atlantic, 8-4 on 02/10/13…Also posted a key south regional win over the No. 7 ranked team of Linda Fritschken and Kimmy Twelker from No. 2 ranked Barry, 9-8 (7-4) on 04/20/13.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2012)
ITA All-American (S)...CoSIDA Academic All-Region First Team (Women's At-Large)...All-Sunshine State Conference First Team Singles…All-Sunshine State Conference First Team Doubles…Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week twice (02/13/12) (03/05/12)…Saint Leo Athlete of the Week (02/12/12)… Concluded season ranked No.14 in the nation and No.5 in the south region in singles according to ITA…Amassed a 16-4 overall singles record…Posted 5-2 SSC record…Spent entire season at top-flight singles…Posted season-high six match winning streak…Teamed with Emily Singleton en route to 18-5 doubles record…Tied for team lead with six SSC wins…Duo won a season-high 12 consecutive matches…Each of 18 wins came at top-flight. .. Concluded season ranked No.9 in the nations and No.2 in south region in doubles (Kemkes/Singleton) according to ITA.

AS A FRESHMAN (2011)
Saint Leo Athlete of the Week twice, (02/27/11) and (04/10/11)…Sunshine State Conference Player of the Week twice, (02/28/11) and (03/14/11)…All-Sunshine State Conference Honorable Mention (04/28/11)…Second on the team in singles victories with 17…Earned a 5-3 SSC mark…Played primarily out of the No.3 slot…Strung together a season-best nine-match winning streak…Assembled a 16-9 doubles record…Competed out of the top flight position…Amassed a 2-6 SSC record with Bethania Laan.

PERSONAL
Born on November 3 in Berlin, Germany…Business Administration major...Hobbies include playing tennis, volleyball and spending time with friends and family…Believes her fighting spirit is her best asset to the team…Names Kim Clijsters as her favorite athlete…Names Zehelendorfer Wespen and the Saint Leo Lions as her favorite teams…Daughter of Peter and Maike Kemkes…Has one brother, Philipp.