Ysabel Gonzalez-Rico
Ysabel Gonzalez-Rico
Height: 5-7
Year: So.
Hometown: Pinecrest, FL
High School: Gulliver Preparatory
Major: Undeclared
Parents: Isabel Rico Paster & Ignacio Gonzalez Nunez

Sophomore (2018-19):

Honda Division III Women’s Athlete of the Year award finalist…NCAA Division III Singles National Champion…ITA All-American in both singles and doubles…University Athletic Association Player of the Year…First Team All-UAA for both No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles…ITA Fall Division III Singles National Champion…ITA South Region Champion in singles and doubles…Gonzalez-Rico provided the perfect follow up to her tremendous freshman campaign as she was crowned the NCAA Division III Singles National Champion in the spring, becoming just the fourth individual to accomplish the feat in team history…Finished her spring season with a 22-1 record including a perfect 19-0 mark against Division III foes…Posted a 34-5 overall record in singles, tying the single-season program record for victories…Reached the NCAA DIII Doubles Quarterfinals with Defne Olcay…Advanced to the ITA Fall National Championships after claiming the ITA DIII Singles title…Reached the ITA DIII Doubles semifinals with Jessica Fatemi…Named the UAA Athlete of the Week on five separate occasions.

Freshman (2017-18):

Gonzalez-Rico turned in one of the more dominant freshman seasons in Emory Women’s Tennis history, earning All-America honors in both singles and doubles and was tabbed the ITA Division III Rookie of the Year. She finished her rookie campaign as the No. 2 ranked singles player in Division III and part of the No. 3 ranked doubles team in the country with Bridget Harding. Gonzalez-Rico was just the second freshman ever to win 30 or more singles matches in a season, going 31-7 (second most in a single season in team history), and in doubles, she and Harding set a new program single season record with 34 doubles victories. She added UAA and ITA Atlantic South Rookie of the Year honors and was named the UAA Tournament’s Most Valuable Player, leading the Eagles to their sixth straight conference title. In the fall, she made an immediate impact as a member of the Eagles, claiming both the ITA South Regional singles and doubles crowns and advanced to the ITA Division III Championship match in both disciplines. In the spring, Gonzalez-Rico and Harding advanced to the semifinals of the NCAA DIII Individual Championships before falling to Wesleyan’s Eudice Chong and Victoria Yu, ending the spring season with a 22-3 record which included a string of 19 straight wins.

Career Record:

SINGLES TOTAL 1 2 3 4 5 6 Tour Final Nat'l Rank Final Reg. Rank
2017-18 31-7 10-2 6-1 -- -- -- -- 15-4 2nd 1st
2018-19 34-5 17-1 -- -- -- -- -- 17-4 1st 1st
Total 65-12 27-3 6-1 -- -- -- -- 32-8  
DOUBLES TOTAL 1 2 3   Tour Final Nat'l Rank Final Reg. Rank
2017-18 34-7 20-2 -- -- 14-5 3rd 1st
2018-19 22-13 15-7 -- -- 7-6 4th 1st
Total 56-20 35-9 -- -- 21-11  


2017-18 ITA All-America Singles
NCAA Division III Championships Participant Singles Round of 32
Doubles Semifinals
ITA Division III National Rookie of the Year
ITA Atlantic South Region Rookie of the Year
University Athletic Association Rookie of the Year
All-UAA First Team No. 1 Singles
First Team No. 1 Doubles
UAA Tournament Most Valuable Player
UAA All-Tournament Team No. 1 Singles
No. 1 Doubles
ITA Oracle Cup National Participant Singles 2nd
Doubles 2nd
ITA Fall South Region Champion Singles
2018-19 Honda Division III Athlete of the Year Award Finalist
NCAA Division III Singles National Champion
ITA All-America Singles 
NCAA Division III National Participant Singles Champion
Doubles Quarterfinals
University Athletic Association Player of the Year
All-University Athletic Association  First Team No. 1 Singles
First Team No. 1 Doubles
ITA Fall National Championships Participant
ITA Division III ITA Cup Singles National Champion
ITA Division III ITA Cup National Participant Singles Champion
Doubles Semifinals
ITA Fall South Region Champion Singles

Prior to Emory:

Played three seasons for Gulliver Prep...Served as a team captain during her 2016 and 2017 seasons...Rated as five-star recruit and 32nd nationally by tennisrecuiting.net...2017 Florida Singles and Doubles State Champion, going undefeated during the season in both...2017 Female Tennis Player of the Year...2017 Finalist at the Bobby Curtis State Championship...Helped team to the 2016 2A State title...IB diploma.


Born on May 4th...Daughter of Isabel Rico Paster & Ignacio Gonzalez Nunez.

Why she chose Emory?

"I chose Emory because of the great athletic and academic programs."