April 17, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -
Women's tennis head coach Jenny Mainz announced the signing of Maya Jansen on Tuesday. Jansen will join the Crimson Tide in the fall.
"We are very much looking forward to the arrival of Maya Jansen this fall," said Mainz. "Maya is a great athlete and has tremendous potential. She certainly has achieved success in her junior career, but her best tennis is in front on her. She has played team sports so she understands what it means to be a team player."
Jansen, who was born in Madison, S.D. before moving to Valleyford, Wash., is a five-star recruit, ranked 51st in the nation and first in both the Northwest region and Washington, according to TennisRecruiting.net. She competed in the Fed Cup for the Pacific Northwest section and was the Washington state runner-up in 2009, after losing to her older sister, who plays tennis for West Virginia University, in the finals. Jansen holds an 8-2 record against five-star recruits.
Jansen also played volleyball in high school, where she earned first team all-league and all-state honors.
"Maya will absolutely make an impact in our program," added Mainz. "We are excited about the future of Alabama Tennis with Maya Jansen as an integral part of our team."