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Florida women's tennis added Spencer Liang from Harvard University. (Photo: Harvard Athletic Communications)

Monday July 14, 2014Gators Add Spencer Liang from Harvard

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Florida women's tennis added Spencer Liang from Harvard University. (Photo: Harvard Athletic Communications)

University of Florida women’s tennis head coach Roland Thornqvist announced that Spencer Liang (pronounced Lee-ANG) has signed a Full Grant-in-Aid to join the Gators in the Fall of 2014.

Liang, a transfer from Harvard University, joins Kourtney Keegan, Stefani Stojic and Belinda Woolcock as sophomores on the Gator’s 2014-15 roster that includes one junior in Brianna Morgan, as well as the nation’s No. 1-ranked recruiting class in freshmen Brooke Austin, Josie Kuhlman and Peggy Porter.

“Spencer is the final piece of the puzzle,” Thornqvist said. “Not only is she one of the best players in the country, but her character and work ethic are exactly what we’re looking for to enhance our team from an athletic standpoint and in the locker room as well.”

As a freshman with the Crimson, Liang was named Second Team All-Ivy League. She competed primarily at the No. 1 singles and No. 1 doubles positions.

The Potomac, Maryland, native, who ranked as high as No. 107 on the ITA national singles list, helped Harvard down three ranked opponents last season, including then-No. 11 Clemson, 4-3. Harvard concluded the season 11-8 overall and 3-4 in conference play to finish fifth in the Ivy League.

2014-15 Gator Newcomers

Brooke Austin (Franklin Community High School * Indianapolis, Ind.)

Josie Kuhlman (Home Schooled * Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.)

Spencer Liang (Harvard University * Potomac, Md.)

Peggy Porter (Spring Creek Academy * Dallas, Texas)

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