October 3, 2013
Junior tennis player Hannah Klimek has been a strong leader and player for UW-River Falls the past three years.
She has been named to the WIAC Scholastic Honor Roll the previous two years, was part of the WIAC doubles team of the week and won the UWRF Athletics Performance of the Year when she and teammate Makayla Newberry upset a duo from UW-Whitewater in a doubles match. The
duo was previously undefeated.
Klimek has played tennis since she was in middle school. She is from Blaine, Minn., and when asked why she choose to come to UWRF she said, “I liked the feel of the campus and I liked the psychology department here.”
Coming into this season Klimek was 9-10 overall in singles play and 11-12 in doubles play. “My goal before I graduate is to be able to play in one of the top three single spots on the team and get some wins,” Klimek said.
Klimek is considered by Coach Michele Bailey to be one of the most mentally tough players on the team. Her fellow teammates agree to this and also agreed that even though often quiet Klimek can surprise people with her sense of humor.
“She can surprise us by doing impressions of people and sounding just like them,” said teammate Makayla Newberry. “She is quiet, but hilarious.”