Kristen Raverta, Amherst College

 

Amherst College’s Kristen Raverta completed her impressive collegiate tennis career with an amazing run at the NCAA Division III Singles Tournament title. Raverta finished as the national runner up in the tournament, becoming the first Lord Jeff to reach the national title match since 2001. She also became the second straight Jeff to pocket the Intercollegiate Tennis Association National Senior Player of the Year award, as well as grabbing ITA First-Team All-America, NESCAC Women’s Tennis Player of the Year and First-Team All-NESCAC plaudits. In her four years at Amherst, she rolled up an 87-19 record in singles competition and a 70-21 mark in doubles play.

Raverta led Amherst to three straight NESCAC crowns (2004-06) and also guided the Jeffs to four consecutive trips to the NCAA Tournament, reaching the national quarterfinals each year, the national semifinals in 2003, 2004, and 2005 and the national championship match in 2004. A psychology major, Raverta earned NESCAC Spring All-Academic honors in both her junior and senior seasons and was a nominee for ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District.