Dec. 5, 2012
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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. — Former University of Iowa head women’s tennis coach Micki Schillig Feldman was inducted into the USTA Missouri Valley Hall of Fame on Dec. 1.
Schillig Feldman, the all-time winningest coach in program history, was one of four people recognized for their play, dedication to volunteerism, and their passion for improving the game. She was joined by Judy Dippold (St. Louis, Mo.), Edmund Serrano (St. Louis, Mo.) and Meredith Geiger Walton (Kingwood, Texas).
“Sometimes I think it’s a little funny to get awards for just doing what you do,” said Schillig Feldman. “But when you step back and look at it, this is a big honor and I’m so grateful to be recognized like this. I can’t believe it.”
Schillig Feldman owned a career record of 112-93 (.546) while leading the Hawkeyes from 1987-95. The 112 wins are more than any coach in program history, and her .546 winning percentage ranks second all-time. She was named Big Ten Coach of the Year in 1990 after leading Iowa to a 17-6 overall record and an 8-3 mark in the Big Ten.
She was a three-time All-American at San Diego State, where she owned a 105-36 career record. She reached the first ever NCAA women’s singles final, and was inducted into the school’s Athletics Hall of Fame.
She played professionally from 1983-86, reaching as high as No. 81 in the world and appearing in four U.S. Opens and three Wimbledon championships.
A native of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Schillig Feldman returned to Iowa to begin her coaching career in 1986. She currently lives in her hometown with her husband, Dennis, and their son, Mac, and works at the Westfield Tennis Club.