Homestead High School graduate Amy Recht attended IPFW where she competed as a women's tennis player and established two Summit League marks that will never be exceeded, matched maybe, but never exceeded.
"Do you remember when you were participating in sports as a child and your coach or parents told you to just go out and play and not worry about the end result? That was the philosophy Amy Recht brought to the tennis courts as a member of the IPFW women's tennis team. Little did she realize that her easy-going attitude in the competitive world of collegiate tennis would help her become one of the most successful and accomplished student-athletes in The Summit League's 30-year history."
Amy Recht is the only student-athlete in the 30-year history of the Summit League to earn Player of the Year honors in his or her sport for all four years of her NCAA eligibility. And she never lost a Summit League women's singles tennis match during her four-year career at IPFW going 28-0.
"'Big accomplishments' is an understatement when describing Recht's career at IPFW - four consecutive Player of the Year awards (2008-11), the 2008 league Newcomer of the Year, 11 league Player of the Week honors, and a 28-0 record against Summit League competition. Recht is the only athlete in league history to earn four Player of the Year awards in any sport and her 28 career league victories ranks first all-time."
Women's tennis is not a marque collegiate sport like basketball so it get less attention from the media and fans. But for her accomplishments at IPFW Amy Recht deserves to be recognized as one of the most accomplished student-athletes in Fort Wayne history.
Queen of the Court - theSummitLeague.org—Official Web Site of The Summit League