Gents Tennis Lands Whipple for Upcoming Season
Thursday, July 8, 2010
SHREVEPORT-After having accepted the institution's offer of admission, Centenary College and head men's tennis coach Todd Killen are pleased to announce that Garrett Whipple II (Monroe, La./St. Frederick HS) will suit up as a member of the Gents tennis team this upcoming season.

"We are very pleased to have Garrett playing at Centenary.  He will be a solid addition to the team.  Garrett has a tremendous backhand and a work ethic that is hard to match.  I look forward to seeing his transformation into a confident collegiate tennis player," said Killen.

Whipple, a native of Monroe, La., and is the son of Steve and Cathy Whipple. He graduated from St. Frederick High School and was an undefeated four-year letterwinner for the Warriors tennis team under head coach Katherine Waters.

As the #1 player and captain of the varsity team, Whipple helped his team to a perfect 24-0 record in district play and two State Championship titles. He was a part of a winning team that has captured a Regional title for the past six years, two State Championship titles and are Bolton Cup holders for five.

For his strong play, Whipple was honored with the Coaches Award. Though, his accolades didn't end there as he was a valued student off the tennis court. During his four years, he received Straight A Honor Roll, the Citizenship Award, Most School Spirit Award, the Bishops Medal and was honored with the President's Outstanding Academic Award.

Whipple was also a Literary Rally participant (Calculus, Algebra II, Pronunciation), State Science Olympiad participant (Cell Biology) Howard Hughes Medical Institute participant and Peer Mentor, National Honor Society member, Drama Club President, Interact Club Vice President, Ambassadors representative, Future Business Leaders of America Historian, SADD Vice President and Treasurer, and Prom Treasurer.

He graduated high school with a 4.0 GPA and plans on majoring in Neuroscience at Centenary with aspirations to attend medical school.

"Garrett comes from a great family and will be an asset to Centenary both on and off the court," said Killen.