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Yannik  James
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Yannik James

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
St. Georges, Grenada

High School:
Laurel Springs H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 159

Birthdate:
11/21/1995

Experience:
HS

Major:
Mathematics


05/08/2017

Butcher and Andison Earn MVP Honors at DU Awards Night

Women's lacrosse wins Gold Vest Award at 82nd Annual Student-Athlete Awards Banquet

10/15/2014

Four Pioneers Advance to Round of 32 at Mountain Regional

Tennis team advances four through day one of 2014 USTA/ITA Regional Event

2017:

  • Named Summit League Player of the Year and earned All-Summit League honors on Apr. 27
  • Named Mountain Region’s Most Improved Player (Senior) by ITA on May 16
  • Amassed 14-8 record in singles play, including a 10-6 mark in the No. 1 position
  • Went 13-6 in doubles play, attaining a Top 20 Doubles ranking (Oracle/ITA) with partner Alex Gasson on Jan. 6
  • Earned three Summit League Player of the Week awards

2016:

  • Posted a 16-6 overall singles record in the No. 3 singles spot
  •  Overall doubles record of 17-6, including an impressive 10-2 record with teammate Jesse Ruder-Hook
  • Named to the 2016 Summit League Academic All-League Team
  •  Three-time Summit League Player of the Week
  • Member of the 2016 Summit All-League Team

Before Denver:
  • No. 257th ranked junior in the world by the ITF
  • Qualified for the Main Draw at the Junior Orange Bowl in December 2013
  • Tennis Player of the year in Grenada in 2007, 2009, 2010 and 2012


Personal:

  • Born on November 21, 1995 in Castries, St.Lucia
  • Son of Glynn and Nicole
  • Has one sister (Paige)
  • Chose Denver because of the great academics and tennis program and because everyone he met at DU was very pleasant and helpful
  • Also recruited by University of Miami and University of Louisville
  • Hopes to become a professional tennis player or an actuary
  • Also enjoys playing basketball and soccer

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