Ken Olivier Honored at UT Tyler National Championship Reunion
The University of Texas at Tyler recently held a National Championship reunion to honor "Hall of Fame" Coach, Fred Kniffen, and past players. Players from all over the country traveled to reunite and celebrate winning a National Championship, 1989. A special thanks to Joe Vann (Interim Head Coach UT Tyler) and Dr. Howard Patterson Vice President & Athletics Director of UT Tyler for hosting this event. (Ken Olivier is the only player in the history of the school to win individual singles or doubles title at UT Tyler (he won both). Ken finished ranked #1 in the nation in singles, doubles, and team. He also holds a Master's degree from UT Tyler).
Emily Olivier Graduates with Honors
Emily Olivier graduated with honors from The University of New Mexico with a degree in Communications and minor in Business. She played 4 years of NCAA Division I college tennis on full athletic scholarship and led her team to the first Mountain West Conference Championships in the history of the school.
She was team captain and was invited and played in the prestigious All-American tournament in California at Pepperdine University. She received several Mountain West honors for academics and athletic excellence. Her highest Mountain West singles ranking was #7 and her highest national ranking was #75 in singles. Emily was also a 6-A State Champion at Klein High School high school, A super national player, Grand Slam winner and ranked #10 in Texas in girls 18s Super Champ division.