District 6 Class AA singles tennis champion, Danielle Nazaruk of Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School, will continue her playing career at Lycoming College this fall.
Nazaruk, who also paired with Ashley Klobuka to win the District 6 Class AA championship last year, advanced to the PIAA state quarterfinal round for singles.
"What attracted me to Lycoming was the nice atmosphere and the staff showed they really cared about their students, and will do anything to help,'' Nazaruk said. "The tennis program is very open and welcoming to new players and the coaches are very nice and caring. I hope to be a great asset and have a very positive impact on the tennis team."
Lycoming tennis coach LeRoy Baer believes Nazaruk will be a great fit on the team.
"The bottom line is Dani has a well-rounded game a strong backhand and very good ground strokes," Baer said. "She never gives up on herself, which is a strong attribute in the game of tennis.
"We can build a solid foundation around a player of her caliber. We look forward to the upcoming season with the addition of Dani to the squad."
During her tennis career at BG, Nazaruk recorded a 33-4 record in singles and an 18-2 record in doubles.
She was also named to the Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference and Altoona Mirror all-star teams along with playing volleyball (two-year starter and four-year participant) in the same fall season.
"Dani excels at tennis because she has a passion for the game," Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic coach Barb Fiore said. "She's constantly playing in tournaments, taking lessons and participating in clinics. She's an intense player when faced with competition, and she likes to win. She will be challenged in college and will welcome the competition, which will make her an even stronger player."