BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—The Birmingham-Southern women's tennis program has received a commitment for next season from Emily Whitlock, who has completed her intent to enroll in the college and play for the Panthers beginning this fall.
Whitlock, a native of Panama City, Fla., attends A.C. Mosley High School and will graduate with a Distinction in Advanced Placement. She owns a weighted grade point average of 4.16, and plans to major in pre-health science (biology or psychology) to prepare for further education in an accelerated advanced practice degree program for nursing to become a pediatric nurse practitioner.
She is a four-year varsity letter winner in both tennis and soccer, serving as tennis co-captain and captain, and was a top-150 United States Tennis Association Junior Competitor. Whitlock was All-County in both tennis and soccer, and was the county champion in singles and doubles as well as the district singles runner-up.
Whitlock is a member of National Honor Society, Beta Club, Fellowship of Christian Students, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Mu Alpha Theta, Pep Club, Student Government Association, and Spanish Club. She is a Student Ambassador, and volunteered as an assistant instructor at junior tennis camps and at Head Start Soccer Academy. She trains at Panama City Racquet Club for Coach Thomas Dobbins.