USD: Catherine Heppell returns for her fourth and final season with the Toreros where she will compete for singles play in the bottom half of the lineup ... she will make a strong contribution in singles ... this past season saw action at No. 3-6 singles and finished 4-10 ... at the 2002 West Coast Conference Championships she won two singles matches and teamed up with Annie Rapp for two doubles victories. PREP: In her senior year at Chaparral High School she posted a 26-1 singles record and reached finals of C.I.A. ... team won the Skywest League Championship and advanced to 2nd round of playoffs ... also attended Weil Tennis Academy.
PERSONAL: Born May 21, 1982 in Rochester, Minnesota ... she grew up in Montreal, Canada (her native language is French); her parents Jacques and Odette Heppell live in Scottsdale, AZ ... also recruited by the University of Tennessee and San Diego State ... chose USD for its great education, tennis program, and location .. her brother Patrick played tennis at the University of Redlands. MAJOR: Psychology & French.
COACH STEPHENS ON CATHERINE: "One of the toughest competitors I've ever had. She will definitely be in the lineup for singles. As a senior, Catherine brings experience and maturity to our team. She gives her full effort both in practice and in matches. I look for her to finish her career with success both on the court and off."