Former Emory University women's tennis great Mary Ellen Grant (formerly Gordon) was inducted into the Intercollegiate Tennis Association Women's Tennis Hall of Fame Saturday night at a reception held at the Mason School of Business at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA.
Mary Ellen was one of four inductees in the Class of 2019, joining Dr. Ann Lebedeff and Stanford's Linda Gates and Patty Fendick-McCain.
As a member of the Eagles from 2000-2004, Grant (Gordon) compiled one of the most decorated tennis careers in NCAA history. She captured the NCAA Division III Singles Championship in 2003 and 2004 and was a four-time national doubles champion, becoming the first player in NCAA history, man or woman, in any division to win the doubles title all four years. In addition, her back-to-back NCAA singles and doubles championships enabled her to become the first female player in NCAA history, in any division, to accomplish that feat. She graduated as the Eagles all-time record holder in both singles and doubles victories and still holds the record with her 115 singles triumphs. She was inducted into the Emory Sports Hall of Fame in 2014.
For more information on the ITA Women's Collegiate Hall of Fame, visit the official website here.