Tshema Nash
Tshema Nash
Height: 5-3
Year: Sr.
Hometown: San Marino, CA
High School: The Polytechnic School
Major: Anthropology & Human Biology
Parents: James & Denise Nash

Senior (2009-10):

Nash capped off her Emory career with one of her best seasons as an Eagle, going a team-best 24-3 in singles matches during the campaign.  The 24 wins were the 11th-most in a single season in school history, and her .889 winning percentage during the season was the seventh-best.  In doubles play, the squad's co-captain teamed with Sabra Rogers to go 21-6 during the campaign, becoming the only Eagle during the season to eclipse the 20-win mark in both singles and doubles play.  Nash earned all-UAA first team honors for her play with Rogers as Emory's second doubles team, going 3-0 during the conference tournament.  The duo finished the season ranked 11th among all Atlantic South Region doubles pairings.  Following the season, Nash was named the team's Most Valuable Player, in addition to winning the Most Improved Player and Coaches' Awards.  She ends her collegiate career with a 69-27 singles record for a .719 winning percentage (the 13th-most wins and 20th-best winning percentage) and a 68-38 doubles record for a .642 winning percentage.

Junior (2008-09):

After missing the fall season due to injury, Nash rebounded to earn all-America honors for the third-straight year in the spring.  Teaming with Sabra Rogers as the Eagles' top doubles team, Nash finished the season ranked sixth in Division III in doubles play.  The duo was selected to the NCAA Division III doubles tournament, where they fell to the top-seeded team in the first round.  Nash finished the season with a 13-14 record in doubles matches, and a 13-8 record in singles matches, including a 12-7 mark as the Eagles third-singles player.  She was named to the all-UAA second team as the third singles player during the season.  The co-captain also won the team's sportsmanship award following the season.

Sophomore (2007-08):

Nash earned an all-America honor from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association for the second-consecutive year, based on her qualification for the NCAA National Doubles Championship Tournament and her ranking of 14th in singles play at the end of the season.  She earned the University Athletic Association's (UAA) Most Valuable Player honor, in addition to being named to the all-UAA first team for her performance as the Eagles' first singles and doubles player.   Nash won a team best 18 singles matches during the year, recording an 18-10 record, and was 9-5 as the Eagles' first singles player.  She went 21-11 in doubles matches, and paired with Sabra Rogers to go 16-6 during the year.  Nash and Rogers combined to win 10 of their last 12 doubles matches during the year, and advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA Division III Doubles Tournament before losing to the eventual two-time champions in three sets.  The pairing ended the year as the second-ranked doubles team in Division III.  Nash also participated in the NCAA Division III Singles Tournament, but was defeated in the first round.

Freshman (2006-07):

Nash was named an Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-American for her performance in singles play in 2007.  She was named to the All-University Athletic Association First Team for her performance in the second-singles role.  Nash advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Fall Regional doubles tournament, and the third round of the singles draw.  She finished the 2007 spring season with a 14-6 record in singles play, and a 13-7 record in doubles play.

Prior to Emory:

Named 2006 San Gabriel Valley Player of the Year ... Won the 2006 Howie Farer Tennis Award ... Ranked 41st in girls 16's in the Southern California Section... Team MVP in 2003, 2004 and 2005... Recipient of the the Coach's Award in 2002 ... Named Star News Player of the Week once in 2003 and once in 2005 ... Was an AP Scholar 2005 ... Won the Community Service Award all four years of high school ...Also ran track.


2009-10 All-UAA Second Doubles First Team
2008-09 All-America Doubles
All-UAA Third Singles Second Team
2007-08 All-America Singles
UAA Most Valuable Player
All-UAA First Singles First Team
First Doubles First Team
2006-07 All-America Singles
Regional Rookie of the Year
All-UAA Second Singles First Team
Second Doubles Second Team


Born December 14, 1987


"I chose Emory based on its strong academics (especially in the sciences), the location as well as the people."