As a junior in high school, Jack and his parents made the decision to send him to Barcelona, Spain, where he would be able to practice and learn among some of the top junior players in the world. While this was a difficult decision to make, Jack’s mother, Janine, said she has always loved being able to aid her children as they worked towards their individualized goals.
BYU tennis battled it out earlier this month at the ITA Mountain Regional Championship in Denver. Sean Hill and Mateo Vereau Melendez took first and second place respectively and secured two spots at the ITA National Fall Championships.
Freshman Helen Jiao, originally from Xi’an, China came to BYU in May 2019 to pursue her dreams of becoming a highly competitive tennis athlete. Although not of the same faith as most students that attend BYU, Helen decided to accept the BYU offer and travel around the globe at the recommendation of her coach, Alan Ma.
While his various awards and accolades deem him an impressive player, recent Gonzaga recruit Jesse Wade said it was at a low point in his basketball career, a shattering cut from a Utah state competition team, that would increase his work ethic and catalyze his improvement. This enhanced vision would ultimately initiate Wade’s success as a basketball player.
The Haws family welcomed a little girl in March 1998 and named her Julia. The sport of lacrosse runs in the Haws family’s blood, and somehow, Julia always had a lacrosse stick in hand growing up. Her mother, Nancy, gave her the nickname "The Bruised and Broken."