Every week at least one athlete from each sport will earn the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week for displaying Heart, Hustle and Soul, and exhibiting a true desire to reach their true athletic potential.
The IMG Academy Bollettieri Tennis winner of the Gatorade G-Award/IMG Academy Athlete of the Week Award is Samantha Warsop from Wis.
How long have you been playing tennis for?
Only for about a year and a half.
Who is your coach?
What is your favorite thing about IMG Academy and why?
All the different coaches that are available and the wide range of players.
Do you have any pre-game rituals that help you prepare for a big game?
I talk to the other player first to see if they are nice at all.
What professional athlete inspires you the most?
Federer because the confidence he shows on the course is really inspiring.
What is your favorite thing to do after you win a game?
I like to go celebrate with friends and family.
What motivates you to push through a tough practice?
Knowing that there is an end to it.