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September 16, 2021

Athlete Interview: Vicky Flores on What Makes a Great College Tennis Player

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**Athlete Interviews are posted every Thursday for recruiting advice, what to look for, and more.  

Victoria (Vicky) Flores, a tennis player from Iowa, stands tall in her tennis team at Georgia Tech. As a junior tennis player, Flores was ranked 45th in the world and competed in two junior Grand Slams. As a college freshman, Vicky was paramount in Georgia Tech’s NCAA tournament run to the semifinals. Most recently, during her junior season, she consistently played at line two singles, and line one doubles. Although the tennis season was cut short, Flores earned an All-American title. Vicky Flores gives us a peek into her recruiting process and provides insight into the world of college tennis. Check out our YouTube for the whole interview!

In this interview, Vicky tells of the most valuable skills she learned from her college coaches, including empathy and how to focus on finding a family in the team you play for.

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She discusses 3 attributes that make a good college athlete, including work ethic, coachability, and positivity.

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Vicky also offers advice on getting noticed by college coaches, how to reach out to coaches, questions to ask, and traits to look out for in college coaches.

Finally, Vicky emphasizes the importance of staying involved with the community outside of athletics, and tells us of her favorite memories at Georgia Tech.