Beloit, WI – Kara Amundson, who recorded over 100 career wins as a player at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, has been named the new Head Women’s Tennis Coach at Beloit College. The announcement was made by Director of Athletics and Recreation Peggy Carl.
"I am pleased that Kara has agreed to join our team as Beloit’s Women’s Tennis Coach,” said Carl. “She brings a wealth of experience to the job, both as a teacher and as a coach. She possesses a wide variety of experiences that will serve her well in her new role. Her energy and love of the game will continue the tradition of excellence that generations of women tennis players have experienced at Beloit."
Amundson, currently working on her MBA in Marketing and Human Resources at UW-Whitewater with a projected graduation date of May, 2013, was a graduate assistant coach for the Warhawks since finishing up her playing career. She also has coaching experience at the Community Center in Sauk Prairie, Wisconsin; the Ivanhoe Country Club in Mundelein, Illinois; and the Westmoreland Country Club in Wilmette, Illinois.
"I'm very grateful for this opportunity to work with the Beloit College Women's Tennis Team,” said Amundson. “I have to thank UW-Whitewater for giving me the opportunity to be an assistant coach, learning from Head Coach Frank Barnes and Assistant Coach Daniel Bickett. I've learned a lot from both of them and I look forward to expanding my knowledge and experience at Beloit."
The Buccaneers open their 2012 season with a five-match homestand, beginning with Loras College on Thursday, August 30, at the Strong Complex Tennis Courts.