- Jordana Klein
Student Athlete of the Week: Kyra Foster (Girls Tennis)
Kyra Foster traveled from Fort Wayne, IN. to join the IMG Academy family as a girls tennis student-athlete, and her impact on her coaches, teachers, and classmates has been ever so impressive! Because of her efforts and her involvement, Foster earns this week's Student Athlete of the Week.
Coming to IMG Academy to prepare for her next steps, Foster had one ultimate goal behind her decision.
"Between a college prep curriculum and an unbeatable tennis program, there is no better place to prepare myself for competing at the next level," she said.
Foster hopes to enroll at a strong academic institution and study nutrition, science, and epidemiology upon her graduation in 2019. Beyond college, she's eye a position as a primary care physician as well. Currently, she's enjoying biology and its intriguing curriculum, and her favorite teacher is Mrs. Jaksetic.
"Kyra is a tenacious AP Biology student," Jaksetic said. "She works tirelessly to meet her goals in the course while always maintaining a positive attitude."
When asked about her favorite part of being in Bradenton, Foster said, "the teachers and coaches are incredibly supportive. They want success for you as much as you want it for yourself."
And our student-athletes, like Foster, definitely are seeking to be the best they can be. Foster recognizes that she's become a more disciplined student-athlete, and she's been learning to balance school, tennis, and her recovery. We are looking forward to continuing to watch Foster grow as both a student and a tennis player during her time on campus. Congratulations on your achievement!
Get to know Kyra:
Hometown: Ft. Wayne, Indiana
Years competing at tennis: 12
Sports role model / favorite athlete: Venue Williams because of her character. She always plays with class and has great sportsmanship.
Superstitions: Doesn't like the number 13
Coach(es): Eric Eichelbaum and Gabby Mejia
Hobby outside of school: Cooking
Favorite food: Pasta
Favorite restaurant: Anything Italian
Favorite actress: Jennifer Aniston
Favorite movie / TV show: The Impossible
Favorite vacation spot: Carribean
Describe yourself in one word: Motivated
Editor’s Note: IMG Academy features a “Student-Athlete of the Week” award while class is in session. Students are nominated based purely on academic achievements and are chosen by a committee of educators from our boarding school.