Meet the Yellow Jackets: Kendal Woodard

Sept. 16, 2013

THE FLATS – This fall, the Georgia Tech women’s tennis team will feature a student-athlete every week in attempt to “Meet the Yellow Jackets”. This week, Kendal Woodard (Stockbridge, Ga.) sat down with to answer some questions on her favorite TV shows and her dream job.

Heading into the 2013-14 season, Woodard was featured in the preseason ITA singles rankings at No. 67. She was also ranked at No. 26 in the doubles rankings with her partner Megan Kurey. The duo will compete in the 2013 Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships in the doubles main draw after winning the ITA National Collegiate Summer Circuit Doubles title. Woodard will also compete in the qualifying singles round.

Name: Kendal Woodard

Nicknames: Kwood

Year in School: Second

Hometown: Stockbridge, Ga.

Major: STAC

Best thing about being at Georgia Tech: Going to school with so many different people

Favorite tennis memory: Winning Eddie Herr in doubles

How did you get started playing tennis: A tennis center close to my house was giving out free lessons

Favorite movie: Mr. and Mrs. Smith and She’s the Man

Favorite food: Red velvet cheesecake

Favorite restaurant: Cheesecake factory

Special talent: Singing and dancing

Siblings: Two, India Hill and Mitchell Woodard

Dream Job: Professional tennis

Favorite musician or band: Justin Timberlake and Chris Brown

Favorite TV show: Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Vampire Diaries

Favorite celebrity: Zoe Saldana, Scarlett Johansson, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga

Favorite thing to do besides play tennis: Play basketball, eat, sleep

If you were not playing tennis, what other sport would you be involved with: Basketball

Favorite spot on campus: CULC – Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons

Favorite pro sport & team: Miami Heat

Pre-game ritual: Listen to music

Fans are encouraged to follow Georgia Tech women’s tennis on Twitter, @GT_WTEN, and like the Yellow Jackets on Facebook, GTWomensTennis, for an inside look at the program.



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