Rebecca Harvey saw limited action in her final collegiate season, but played well when she got the chance.
On the singles court, Harvey competed in four matches for the Huskers and took three of them, including one Big 12 victory. She also compiled a 3-2 record in the fall, bringing her overall record to an impressive 6-3. On the doubles court, Harvey lost the only match she played in.
Harvey was one of the leaders for the Huskers in the classroom, earning first-team academic All-Big 12 honors. Harvey was named to the academic first-team every season of her Husker career.
Harvey emerged as one of the team leaders, finishing the season with a 10-5 record while primarily playing Nos. 5-6 singles. Harvey’s 10 wins were good for second on the team, just behind Anne Oehme’s 15. Harvey did not lose a match in the month of March, compiling a 5-0 record. She went 3-4 overall in Big 12 play, picking up wins over Iowa State's Courtney Leese, Oklahoma State's Zana Masnic and Texas Tech's Katja Kovacic.
Harvey was 0-1 in doubles action in 2003.
In the fall season, Harvey went 5-2 in singles action and teamed with junior Katie Garcia to go 3-1 in doubles.
Harvey missed the first half of the season recovering from an injury. The San Diego native won her first match of the season against Creighton’s Kelly Kielbowicz, 6-0, 6-0. On the season, Harvey finished with a 6-5 record and a 3-4 conference mark. She won a key match in the upset of Oklahoma, defeating Melissa Mendieta, 6-4, 3-6, 7-6.
In doubles action, Harvey finished with a 2-3 record and 1-3 conference mark. Harvey and Frisch teamed up for their lone Big 12 match with an 8-5 victory over Texas Tech’s Barbara Schrami and Noel Ruiz.
In the fall, Harvey posted a 3-2 singles record and went undefeated (3-0) in doubles action.
Harvey posted a 7-4 spring record at the No. 6 singles spot. She shared playing time with Rose Ketmayura and Stacey Tomkiewicz. In doubles, Harvey secured a 6-3 record at the No. 3 spot, where she teamed up with Tomkiewicz, Ndali Ijomah and her sister, Leslie Harvey.
Harvey made it to the third round of the Wichita State Shocker Classic before falling to Southwest Missouri State’s Cassandra Godfrey, 6-2, 6-2. Harvey recorded a 2-1 singles record for the fall, while also competing with her sister, Leslie, in doubles play. They posted a 2-2 record in the Shocker Classic and ITA Regionals.
Before attending Nebraska, Harvey, who was home schooled by her mother Gayle, played in state and national tournaments and was coached by Angel Lopez and her father, Dave Harvey. Rebecca was ranked No. 4 individually in Southern California. Harvey was also a member of Southern California’s national champion intersectional team in 1998.
The daughter of Dave and Gayle Harvey, Rebecca was born on Nov. 26, 1980, in Muskegen, Mich. She is a political science and history major. Harvey has three sisters, Amanda, Leslie and Noelle. Leslie is also a member of the Nebraska women’s tennis team.
In the summer of 2002, Rebecca attended Officer Candidate School for the Marines and hopes one day to become a lawyer in the Marine Corps.