Lisa

Hart

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Year: Senior
City/State: Sunnyside, Wash.
High School: Sunnyside

Bio

1997-98: Senior
Lisa Hart finished her Husker career with another phenomenal season. Hart showed that she was on another level compared to her opponents on the singles court, going 18-4 at No. 2 singles in the spring. Her dominating performance in singles play was recognized by the rest of the conference, as well, earning her a spot on the All-Big 12 Singles team.

On the doubles court, Hart teamed up with four different teammates during the spring, producing winning records with three of them. She ended up with a 14-8 spring record, with all 22 matches being played at No. 2 doubles. Paired with Ndali Ijomah, her primary partner, Hart produced a record of 9-5.

1996-97: Junior
As a junior, Lisa Hart found a home at No. 2 singles during the 1996-97 season. She posted a 21-10 mark during the season, including a 15-8 record during the spring. The 21 wins were second only to Sandra Noetzel's 28. Hart, who went 6-2 during the fall, advanced to the fourth round of qualifying at the National Clay Court Championships. In the spring season, Hart went 9-4 in Big 12 matches, including a victory over Texas A&M's Vanessa Rooks at the Big 12 Championshps. Rooks was the Big 12 champion at No. 2 singles and had beaten Hart during the regular season. She closed the season on a strong note, winning her last seven matches, including a trio of three-set victories. Hart, who won the Cissie Learie Regional Sportsmanship for the Central Region, was an academic All-Big 12 honoree last spring.

1995-96: Sophomore
Playing each of the top three singles positions, Hart fashioned a 10-10 record during the spring season. Her 10 wins tied Jennifer Thoste for the team best. Hart enjoyed success at No. 3 singles, compiliing a 4-2 mark. She teamed with Thoste to finish 5-9 at No. 1 doubles.

1994-95: Freshman
As a freshman, Hart stepped in and was one of NU's top singles players with a 23-12 mark. During the fall, she posted a 7-6 record before stepping in at No. 3 singles and going 16-6. In conference matches, she went 7-2 during the spring. Hart earned Big Eight Freshman of the Year honors and was named Conference Newcomer of the Year by the Big Eight coaches. She also was a first-team Phillips 66 Academic All-Big Eight honoree.

Before Nebraska
Hart enjoyed a tremendous high school career at Sunnyside High School. A four-year letterwinner, she was a three-time Class AA Washington state champion at No. 1 singles for Head Coach Ralph Rodriguez. The only season she did not win the state title, she finished second. Hart was also a Prince High School All-American in 1992.

Personal
The daughter of Patti and Paul Hart, Lisa was born in Othello, Wash. She is an elementary education major and has one older brother, Brian.  

CAREER STATS

Year Singles Doubles Combined
1994-95 23-12 3-4 26-16
1995-96 10-10 5-9 15-19
1996-97 21-10 21-7 42-17
1997-98 20-8 18-11 38-19
Totals 74-40 47-31 121-71
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