Julia Anderson signs to play tennis at Northwestern

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Julia Anderson graduated last May after a successful tennis career at Rapid City Christian.

Now around five months later, she has decided to take her talents to the next level.

Anderson signed a letter of intent on Wednesday to play women’s tennis at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa.

A year ago, she teamed up with Ella Hancock and won the Flight 1 doubles title at the State ‘A’ tennis tournament.

Anderson also finished third in singles competition.

She considered another university in Nebraska before deciding that Northwestern was the perfect choice.

Anderson plans to start college in January and major in criminal justice.

“I was looking at two colleges pretty hard and God just made it really clear that Northwestern’s going to be the one,” said Julia Anderson. “They are the ones that made me feel the most at home. They made me feel that I would fit right in with them. The tennis team just welcomed me.”

“She’s an intelligent player and aware of what’s happening on the other side of the court and where she needs to be,” said RC Christian girls tennis coach Teresa Postma. “She’s good at anticipating shots and in the play. Her heart towards tennis. She likes tennis. I think that is a special strength because being that heavily invested in something and enjoying it, is a very precious thing to have.” 



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