Sept. 1, 2000
PULLMAN, Wash. - WSU women's tennis head coach, Cari Groce was recently elected to serve a three year term on the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) Operating Committee.
"Last year I served as the chair of the Northwest Regional Ranking Committee and as a member of the ITA Tournament National Selection Committee," Groce said. "When some of the coaches and ITA associates approached me about being involved in some of the other committees, I was very interested. This summer I was fortunate enough to be elected to the ITA Operating Committee."
Prior to serving as chair of the Northwest Region Ranking Committee, Groce served for three years as a member of the committee, hoping to work her way up.
"I have always wanted to be involved in the different levels of collegiate tennis outside of coaching," Groce said. "I think it will be interesting getting to know the ins and outs of how we make policies as a governing body. I am looking forward to setting in on the meeting and hearing the debates. I believe this opportunity will be challenging, interesting and fun."
Groce graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1987 with a bachelor's degree in recreational administration and management. In 1989, she completed a master's degree in sports administration at Texas Tech University. Groce is in her tenth season with the Cougars, and she has lead them to two consecutive NCAA appearances, producing WSU's only NCAA individual championship qualifier.
Groce and the Cougars will open their fall season Sept. 22 in Tuscaloosa, Ala., as they compete in the Roberta Allison Invitational at the University of Alabama.