Sunday, May 27, 2007
(This post created, edited and published by OMDQ, who is a sucker for a feel-good story)
For those of you who occasionally forget that North Dakota exists, there was some fun news out of the state today: high school senior Liza Wischer finished her career by winning a record sixth singles championship in girls tennis. Yeah, that's right, six - not only did she toast the competition for four straight years in high school, she got an early start with wins in seventh and eighth grades.
More impressively (if that's possible), that final victory gave her a 129-0 career singles record. I don't care who you are, where you're from, or what sport you play - going undefeated for an entire career, especially when two of those years were against competitors at up to six years older than you, is an unbelievable feat.
You'd think that Wischer might be planning to turn pro now, maybe win a few tournaments and cash in on what appears to be exceptional talent, but you'd think wrong. The next stop for Wischer is Iowa State, which could use the help after losing eleven of its last twelve matches in 2006-07.