Nearly 40 student-athletes join class of 2012
Hush up for national award
Hush's ITA award earns GoMarquette.com honors
Fischer and Hush share MVP honors
Fischer first women's player honored
Senior (2011-12) - Hush finished her career ranked sixth on the all-time singles list with 81 wins after compiling an overall singles record of 18-17 in her final campaign. This was the fourth-straight season that Hush has posted a double-digit win total. After dropping her opening match at the Spartan Invitational, she reeled off three straight victories to claim the Draw A consolation bracket. Hush started the dual season winning 10-straight singles matches at the No. 1, 2 and 3 positions. In doubles play, Hush teamed with Fischer and recorded a 10-8 mark, which places Hush in a tied for fifth on Marquette's all-time doubles list with 89 wins. Earned fourth letter.
Junior (2010-11) - For the third straight season, Hush has recorded double-digit singles wins including a 22-20 overall record and 16-11 dual mark. She is one of only two Golden Eagles to see action from four different positions, playing at least one match from spots No. 2-5. Hush boasted a team-best nine wins from No. 4, and added five wins from No. 3. She has partnered primarily with Chelsea Utting in doubles action, combining for a 21-10 overall record with most play coming from No. 3. She has also competed with Paola Calderon (2-2), Kelly Barry (2-2) and Olga Fischer (1-1). In fall action, Hush collected six singles wins, tied for second-most on the team. She also tallied seven doubles victories, pairing with Fischer, Barry and Utting.
Sophomore (2009-10)--Hush led the team with overall and dual singles wins, tallying a 27-12 overall record and 20-7 dual mark. She was named the team's most valuable player and most improved player following the season. Hush twice earned BIG EAST Player of the Week honors on March 3 and March 10. Of her 23-14 overall doubles record, she earned 11 wins with Paola Calderon at No. 2 and 3, and nine with Maggie Wilson. With sister Rachael, the two were recognized with the Chas Mulcahy Sportsmanship Award at the Milwaukee Tennis Classic in September. She earned her second letter.
Freshman (2008-09)-- Hush used her fall season records, 3-4 in singles and 3-5 in doubles, to prepare for the spring season, in which she tallied double-digit wins in singles and doubles action. She opened the spring season winning eight straight singles matches from primarily the No. 5 and 6 positions. On the doubles side, Hush continued her streaks, claiming 14 of 15 matches between late January and early April. She paired with Olga Fischer and Maggie Wilson before teaming up with sister Rachael towards the end of the season. She ended the season with a 20-5 spring doubles record.
Prior to Marquette -- Hush was a four-year standout at Kapaun Mt. Carmel Catholic High School in Wichita, Kan. She went undefeated her junior and senior seasons en route to consecutive state titles in 2006 and 2007, and compiled an overall prep record of 75-2. She won a doubles state championship in 2005. An all-state selection each of her four seasons at Kapaun Mt. Carmel, Hush was won Kapaun's Wendy's High School National Heisman Award presented to a student-athlete who has achieved excellence in academics, athletics and community/school involvement. In the United States Tennis Association (USTA) junior circuit, Hush climbed as high as No. 86 in the G16s rankings, and No. 108 in G18s. In the Missouri Valley section, she was ranked as high as No. 3 in G18s and was part of the top-ranked doubles team in the section.
Personal -- Hush is the daughter of Ken and Michelle Hush. She is a public relations major.
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