University of Iowa Athletics

Shelby Talcott

Height 5-5
Class Jr.
Hometown Long Island, N.Y.
High School Laurel Springs
Shelby Talcott - Women's Tennis - University of Iowa Athletics

Spring 2015 — competed at the top of the lineup for the Hawkeyes, collecting a 10-3 record before being injured… ended the season on a three match win streak, most recently taking down Drake’s Mariel Ante on March 25… posted a 11-16 doubles record at the No. 1 and No. 3 slots… honored with the Iron Hawk Strength and Conditioning award for her dedication and work ethic in the strength and conditioning room… letterwinner.

Fall 2014 — competed in three tournaments, collecting a 7-3 singles record and a 4-6 doubles record…went 2-1 at the ITA Central Regional Championship, gathering two wins in the consolation bracket of the tournament.

Spring 2014 — competed at the No. 2 and No. 3 singles slot in all 24 matches… finished the dual season with an overall mark of 12-11 in singles… won both singles matches at the Big Ten Championships, including a straight-set victory over No. 22 Ronit Yurovsky of No. 17 Michigan… teamed up with four different Hawkeyes over the spring to go 10-8 in doubles overall… won six consecutive matches with Dohanics (Feb. 9 – March 14)… letterwinner.

Fall 2013 — competed in three tournaments… registered a 5-5 singles record and 2-6 doubles record… advanced to the quarterfinals of ITA Central Regionals.

Spring 2013 — competed at the No. 1 and 2 positions to post an overall record of 13-9 and conference record of 5-3… finished 6-9 in doubles, seeing action at the No. 2 and 3 positions… recorded Iowa’s lone win against the No. 57 Buckeyes with a straight-set victory over Fidan Manashirova…. Letterwinner.

Fall 2012 — competed in four tournaments… posted a 5-4 singles record and 6-5 doubles record… advanced to the Purple Draw Consolation Championship and teamed with Christina Harazin to earn the White Draw Consolation title at the Wildcat Invitational… teamed with Morven McCulloch to advance as far as the semifinals at the ITA Regionals.

Spring 2012 — competed at the No. 1 and 2 positions… posted a 7-13 dual record that included a 7-12 mark at the No. 2 spot and 0-1 record at the No. 1 position… recorded a 2-8 Big Ten record… finished freshman campaign with a 14-19 overall record… defeated No. 75 Brooke Bolender, 4-6, 6-4, 1-0 (10-4), on April 15 to earn the first win of her career against a nationally ranked opponent… played at all three doubles positions, teaming with four different partners… posted a 5-14 doubles record after opening the season with three straight wins at the No. 1 position while paired with Sonja Molnar… letterwinner.

Fall 2011 — garnered Big Ten Women’s Tennis Big Ten Player of the Week honors on Sept. 21… competed in four tournaments… ended with a 7-6 record… earned first career win in collegiate debut against Alaina Trgovich of Wisconsin, 6-2, 6-2… went 3-1 in the Mauer Flight Singles bracket at the Gopher Invitational, winning three straight-set decisions… went 2-1 at Wildcat Invitational… won team-best nine matches in doubles… finished with 9-6 record, teaming with Sonja Molnar, Ally Majercik, Ellen Silver and Christina Harazin… recorded a 6-1 mark when paired with Molnar… pair went 4-0 at the Gopher Invitational to win the Koivu Doubles Flight bracket.

High School — five-star recruit according to… ranked as high as No. 35 in’s national rankings… ranked No. 4 in the Middle Atlantic region and No. 3 in the state of New York by… was high school team MVP as a freshman… finished freshman season undefeated… won singles and doubles at the 2009 Burger King Southern Open, playing the G16 bracket… singles finalist at the 2010 Labor Day Championships National G18 … singles semifinalist at the 2009 Labor Day Championships G18… won doubles and advanced to semifinals at 2009 National Open G16… singles semifinalist at 2008 ITF Digicel Junior International G18… competed internationally in the Caribbean and Mexico… also competed in swimming and equestrian riding… National Honor Society member.

Personal — Born January 14, 1993… parents are Kelly and Nancy Talcott… has four siblings, Carling, Dylan, Aidan and Finbar… sister, Carling, is a dancer with the Royal Danish Ballet… psychology major.

Season (Singles) #1 #2 #3 Big Ten Dual Tourn. Overall Pct.
Career 12-4 24-26 6-6 11-22 42-36 32-25 74-61 .548
Season (Doubles) #1 #2 #3 Big Ten Dual Tourn. Overall Pct.
Career 8-15 12-14 6-11 9-20 26-40 25-29 51-69 .425