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Alex Bourguignon Signs Tennis National Letter Of Intent

Courtesy: Gonzaga Athletics
          Release: 11/13/2013
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SPOKANE, Wash. – Gonzaga University women’s tennis head coach D.J. Gurule has announced Wednesday that Alex Bourguignon has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Bulldogs in 2014-15.

“We could not be more thrilled to have Alex join our Zag family,” Gurule said. “Alex brings a wealth of experience at the national and international level to our program. We know she is going to thrive in the culture of hard work and development that we are establishing here at Gonzaga.”

Bourguignon, ranked as high as No. 34 in her recruiting class and a five star recruit by tennisrecruiting.net, currently trains at L’Academie de Tennis with Lawrence Chip in Boynton Beach, Fla.  

Experienced in both doubles and singles competition, Bourguignon brings a stellar resume to the women’s tennis program. In International Tennis Federation tournaments, she has captured five doubles titles and reached the semifinals in singles four times. At the Easter Bowl Championships, Bourguignon reached the round of 32.

“Alex will be a big contributor in both singles and doubles next year for us,” Gurule explained. “We are so excited to help her reach her goals on and off the court during her collegiate career.”

For Bourguignon, she relishes at the opportunity to join the Bulldogs.

“Gonzaga felt like home to me,” Bourguignon expressed. “I am so excited to be a part of the program as it heads to the next level. It is an honor to have an opportunity to work with the incredible coaching staff and players. Go Zags!”

Bourguignon has ties to the northwest after bring born in Seattle and living Spokane for two years. Her mother, Irene, also happens to be a Gonzaga aluma. As a proud Bulldog, she cannot wait for her daughter to begin her career in Spokane.

“I look back on my years at Gonzaga with absolute fondness,” Irene said gratifyingly. “Not only for the excellent academic education, but on a personal level as well. I could not be more proud of, and excited for Alex, for she too, will soon begin building her memories at GU.”


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