Former Texas A&M women’s tennis All-American Rachel Pierson was among five professional coaches earning fellowships by the United States Tennis Association in Orlando, Florida.

“Congratulations to Rachel for being selected by the USTA Player Development program,” Texas A&M head coach Mark Weaver said. “Rachel was a great student-athlete during her time at Texas A&M and ultimately became our first ever All-American in both singles and doubles. There is no doubt that she has the coaching gene in her DNA and will do a great job in Orlando this summer.”

Pierson earned All-America honors in both singles and doubles in 2017. She spent last season as the volunteer assistant coach at Princeton. The Tigers and claimed the Ivy League crown with a perfect 7-0 conference record and advanced to the NCAA tournament second round.

The Fellowship program will begin Monday and run through the 2019 U.S. Open. It is structured to provide significant experiential training and op-portunity for independent research in the field of professional tennis coaching.

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