Iris Zhuang
Iris Zhuang
Height: 5-7
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Allen, Texas
High School: Plano East
Major: Biology

2015-16: ITA Scholar-Athlete... NEWMAC Academic All-Conference... Was 5-4 in singles play, including 4-0 at No. 4 and 3-0 in the league... Put together a 7-2 record in doubles that included a 3-0 record in dual match play... Won her first three singles matches of the season and earned a straight-set win over nationally-ranked Vassar on 4/16... Her doubles team defeated No. 14 ranked DePauw by an 8-1 final on 2/27.

2014-15: Played in three matches for the Engineers … won all three of her singles contests … Academic All-NEWMAC … ITA Scholar Athlete … won 6-1, 6-0 at Springfield (9/14) at No. 6 to start the season … blanked her opponent from Smith (10/11) … closed the season with a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 4 against Simmons (4/25).

2013-14: Did not see match action as a sophomore … Academic All-NEWMAC … ITA Scholar Athlete.

2012-13: Solid first season with the Engineers … finished 7-2 in singles and 2-2 in doubles … ITA Scholar Athlete … won two singles matches in the NEWITT Tournament (10/12-14) against Roger Williams and Babson … took a 6-0, 6-1 win at No. 4 against Smith (10/20) … won all four of her singles matches in the spring … that included back-to-back 6-0, 6-0 shutouts against Whitworth (3/24) and at Caltech (3/27) … closed the season with a 6-1, 6-2 decision over Simmons (4/28) at No. 5 … played all of her doubles with Alana Peters … the pair split four matches at the NEWITT Tournament (10/12-14), defeating teams from Brandeis (8-6) and Roger Williams (8-5).

Off The Court at MIT: Majoring in biology … internship with the Ministry of Health in Singapore … research in Langer Lab on siRNA drug delivery for hepatocellular carcinoma … research in the Hemann Lab on tumor microenvironment … Eugene and Margaret McDermott Scholar … Colleges Against Cancer- Executive Board …  GlobeMed at MIT events director and operations and finance chair … Associate Advisor … MedLinks … DynaMIT – external relations board and summer mentor … Kappa Alpha Theta.

High School: A 2012 graduate of Plano East High School … Texas Super Champ Major Zone doubles champion and singles semifinalist in 2009 … selected to compete in USTA National Open (2008-2009)  … Jack Coleman Championship champion in 2008 … Dallas Summer Open Champion in 2010 … 2011 Lakes DPTA Challenger champion … National Honor Society activities coordinator … Chinese Club Vice President … Chamber Orchestra Concertmaster … National Merit Finalist … AP Scholar with Distinction … U.S. Stockholm Junior Water Prize Regional Award of Excellence.