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     Darby Mountford  


    Granger, IN

    High School:
    Saint Joseph



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    • BIG EAST Academic All-Star, 2013

    AS A JUNIOR: Played exclusively during the fall season at both the Notre Dame Invitational and the WMU Super Challenge … picked up a 6-3, 6-0 win over Tulane’s Zoe Gaber to kick off the year at the Notre Dame Invitational … defeated Cincinnati’s Samantha Perry 6-4, 6-2 at WMU … earned a monogram.

    AS A SOPHOMORE:  Posted a 4-5 singles record (0-0 dual) along with a 5-5 doubles mark (0-1 dual) in second season ... opened the season with two singles victories in four matches at the Ball State Fall Invitational, defeating Arkansas State's Victoria Pisani in straight sets (6-3, 6-4) in addition to Illinois State's Gabby Phillips (3-6, 6-1, 11-9) ... concluded fall season in dramatic fashion, rallying for a victory over Indiana's Mary Beth King (2-6, 6-5 (7-1), 1-0 (10-2)) at the WMU Super Challenge ... teamed with Alaina Roberts to win first doubles tilts of the season, topping Valparaiso's Megan Barthels and Angelina Goheen (8-6) as well as Wright State's Chelsea Girgash and Megan Brdicka (8-6) at the Ball State Fall Invitational ... lone action of the spring season was an unfinished match at No. 3 doubles with Alaina Roberts against IUPUI's Bobbi Modesto and Rachael Bridegroom ... earned a monogram.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Tabbed as a BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... made first career appearance at the WMU Super Challenge, posting a 1-2 singles record and an 0-1 doubles mark ... shut out Penn State's Lisa Petruzillo (6-0, 6-0) on the final day of singles play at Kalamazoo.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Was an 11-time letterwinner in four varsity sports at Saint Joseph High School ... member of the school's 2010 Indiana state tennis championship team after posting a perfect 17-0 singles record ... received all-state and all-conference honorable mention recognition as a junior in 2011 ... won all 23 matches started (eight singles, 15 doubles) as a senior team captain, and was named to the all-state and academic all-state first teams ... earned additional letters in cross country, basketball and track & field ... individual qualifier for four state cross country championships ... three-time cross country all-state selection (first team in 2010) ... member of the National Honor Society and the German Honor Society ... selected as a Saint Joe Scholar ... graduated from Saint Joseph High with a 4.1 grade point average ... 2012 Kiwanis Grand Winner ... previous volunteer experience with the Healthwin senior living center, the Center for the Homeless and the South Bend Youth Leadership Group ... daughter of Bill Mountford ('91 MBA) and Missy Conboy ('82) ... has two sisters, Delaney and Killian ... father, Bill, (tennis, U.S. Naval Academy) and mother, Missy, (basketball, Notre Dame) both participated in collegiate athletics ... along with parents, aunt Katie Conboy ('85 Ph.D.), uncle Tom O'Grady ('85 Ph.D.), and cousins Madeline Conboy ('13) and Molly Carmona ('15) have also attended Notre Dame ... enrolled in the College of Arts & Letters and double majoring in American Studies and English.

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