July 9, 2019

Meet Victoria Yu - Wesleyan Women's Tennis

Victoria Yu, Wesleyan Courtesy of Wesleyan Sports Information

Victoria Yu, a 2019 NCAA Woman of the Year nominee, graduated from Wesleyan with a 3.98 GPA and a degree in chemistry, molecular biology and biochemistry. She concluded her tennis career winning the second-most singles matches in Wesleyan history (80) while recording 115 doubles victories en route to the Cardinals’ first NCAA National Championship this spring.

In addition to leading Wesleyan to its first women’s team title, Yu won the NCAA Doubles title in 2017, the ITA Small College National Doubles title as a rookie, and was a four-time ITA New England Doubles Champion. She also won the ITA Division III Oracle Cup National title as a junior. A seven-time All-American, Yu was named the 2019 ITA Senior Player of the Year and earned Northeast Player of the Year honors as the No. 1 player in both singles and doubles for the Cardinals. She was an All-NESCAC First Team Singles player in 2019, after being a Second Team selection the previous three years. She also earned first-team all-conference in doubles in 2017, 2018, and 2019.

In the classroom, Yu was elected to Phi Beta Kappa in 2019, was recognized as a CoSIDA First Team Academic All-American in 2018 and 2019 and was a four-time NESCAC All-Academic honoree. She was honored with the Wesleyan Scholar-Athlete Award three times, as well as garnering a spot on the Dean’s List every semester. Throughout her time at Wesleyan, Yu was awarded the Wesleyan Hawk Prize for her work in biochemistry, the Maynard Award for her spirit in athletics, the Jones Award for her dedication to the sport of tennis and the Suki Hagland Award for outstanding contributions to women’s athletics at Wesleyan.