Women's Tennis Adds Catrina Thompson to Staff
BOISE, Idaho (6/27/2011) - Boise State University Head Women's Tennis Coach Beck Roghaar announced today the addition of Catrina Thompson to his staff as an assistant coach. Thompson comes to Boise State after a standout collegiate career at the University of Notre Dame and one year as a volunteer assistant at Yale University. Catrina will begin her duties at Boise State immediately.

"I am very happy to announce the addition of Catrina to our program," said Roghaar. "Her knowledge of the game and experience at the highest levels of tennis is going to be such an asset for our team in the years to come. My aim is to surround our student-athletes with great people that will help them develop to their full potential on and off the court. Catrina is an individual of the highest quality, and will bring great things to our program here at Boise State."

Thompson spent last season as a volunteer assistant coach with Yale University of the Ivy League. While with the Bulldogs she helped guide the team to the 2011 Ivy League championship, the second round of the NCAA Tournament, a No.1 ranking in the Northeast Region by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association and a final national ranking of 31st. 

Other coaching experience includes serving as a tennis instructor at Sutton East Tennis Club in New York City 2008-11.

Prior to Yale, Thompson graduated from the University of Notre Dame in 2007 having played at the top singles and doubles positions. She participated in the NCAA championships all four years of her collegiate career. Catrina was a highly decorated collegiate player for the Fighting Irish where she was a three-time All-American in doubles and with her twin sister, Christian. The duo captured the Rivera All-American doubles title in 2005, placed second in 2004 and 2006, and advanced to the NCAA quarterfinals as seniors in 2007. Other honors include: two-time Big East Conference MVP, five-time Big East All-Tournament Team selection, Notre Dame co-record holder for overall doubles wins in program history, and represented the United States at the 2005 World University Games in Izmer, Turkey.   

Following college she and her sister have won four professional tournaments in doubles at competitions in St. Joseph, Mo., Wichita, Kan., Tampico, Meixco, and Houston, Texas.

Thompson was raised in Las Vegas, Nev. She earned All-America honors all four years at Bishop Gorman High School, going undefeated with her sister throughout her career. She also helped Bishop Gorman to the Nevada State Championship and won the state doubles title three times. During high school she was co-valedictorian and a silver scholar recipient. In national junior competition she and her sister won national doubles titles on all surfaces. Among the notable 18's doubles titles were: the 2001 Super National Winter Championship, the 2001 National Clay Courts, 2002 National Grass Court Championship and the Easter Bowl.

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