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Jake Norman
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Wichita, Kan.
High School: Independent School
Experience: High School

High School: Two-time Class 3A singles state champion in Kansas in both his sophomore and freshman campaigns … Led team to a pair of league championships in both seasons, a state runner-up showing as a freshman and a Class 3A state title as a sophomore … Dropped only two matches in high school career … Played tennis since an early age dating back almost 15 years … 2012 Missouri Valley Supers champion … Competed as a Missouri Valley National Team member in 2010-12 … Has been consistently ranked No. 1 in the region in each age division … Did not play as a junior in high school but did take part in the International Tennis Federation (ITF) Pan-American Championships in fall 2011 at Tulsa University … Beat four international players ranked among the top 400 in the world junior standings in Tulsa ... Won three rounds of qualifying and a first-round match before falling to the top junior player from Canada in the second round … Also reached the sweet 16 of the Junior National Clay Court Championships in Florida out of a draw of 256 players … According to the national recruiting site TennisRecruiting.net, was the No. 2 men's prospect in the state of Kansas and ranks fourth overall in the Plains region consisting of several states … Listed as a four-star recruit out of a possible five stars on the site … Also successful off the court, winning multiple student-athlete academic awards and has taken several AP and honors courses … Actively involved in the Environmental Action Club, in the theatre program and as a Young Life Youth Leader … Logged hundreds of hours volunteering as a youth tennis mentor, a swim club timer and at a local soup kitchen … Chose Creighton over offers from Central Florida, Denver and Wichita State.

 Personal: The son of Simon and Laura Norman … Younger brother of 2013 CU alum Ryan Norman ... Father and coach Simon played tennis at Wichita State and played professionally in tour events … Undecided on a major.