MUSINGS OF A STORY MERCHANT

Thursday, May 8, 2008

At 60, ‘Lopes’ Johnson makes case on court

As a tennis maniac myself, delighted to report that AEI will be signing (after the collegiate tennis season is over) Sheila Johnson who at 60, is the oldest tennis player in the collegiate ranks and first-year GCU coach Greg Prudhomme who was faced with the daunting task of turning around an ailing tennis program. Enter Johnson, who had been taking private lessons from Prudhomme. Coincidentally Sheila had last played collegiately for Arizona State in the mid-1960's and still had one year of eligibility remaining. With only three weeks to put together a team and one player short Greg thought outside the box and recruited Sheila who has since helped the Antelopes turn a 1-10 program into an 8-8 regional qualifier. They went to Hawaii to compete in the nationals, and here’s the article published in The Honolulu Star-Bulletin.



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