Senior Q&A: Ellen Silver


April 8, 2015


University of Iowa senior Ellen Silver competes at the Hawkeye Tennis and Recreation Complex for the final time this weekend. Iowa hosts Ohio State on Friday at 4 p.m. and Penn State on Sunday at 11 a.m. Silver and her fellow seniors will be recognized following Sunday’s Match.

Q: What has been your favorite part of being a member of the Iowa Tennis program?
A: was in an honor to play to play in the Big Ten conference, the great facilities I got to practice in everyday, traveling to different colleges to play, and being a part of a special team.

Q: What is your best tennis memory while playing at Iowa?
A: Putting on the Hawkeye uniform every game day and giving lice to two of my teammates freshman year.


Q: What will you miss most about Iowa City?
A: All of the incredibly nice people, the football games, and hearing a “go hawks” everyday.

Q: What is your favorite spot on campus?
A: Carver and starbucks

Q: What is the greatest lesson you have learned while in college?
A: Discipline, hard work, and responsibility

Q: Is there anything tennis-related that you regret or wish you would have done differently?
A: Nothing.

Q: What advice do you want to pass along to the underclassmen?
A: Cherish everyday because it goes so fast and know how lucky you are to be a Hawkeye.

Q: What has made your experience at Iowa different than any other tennis experience you’ve had?
A: The opportunity to play and be apart of the Big Ten Conference and play for a great school like Iowa. Also, I have met some of the nicest people here who I will have friendships with for a lifetime and no matter where we travel to, we always here someone say to us “go hawks!” I am so lucky to have been a part of the Hawkeye Nation.

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