FAYETTEVILLE– Arkansas women’s tennis head coach Michael Hegarty announced that Jade Frampton of St. George, Utah has signed a letter of intent to join the Razorbacks this fall. Frampton joins veterans from the last two years’ NCAA Elite 8 and Sweet 16 squads along with this year’s team, who has been ranked as high as 14 and has been in the top-25 in every poll this season.
“We are very excited to have Jade joining our team,” said Hegarty. “We are confident about her commitment to being a great student-athlete at Arkansas and a future leader for this tennis program. She is joining a very motivated returning team and together I believe they will have great experiences at the University of Arkansas, both on and off the courts. Everyone in this program is determined to work together to be among the nation’s elite teams. We have asked a great deal from Jade even before committing to Arkansas, and she is up to the task."
Frampton comes to Arkansas from Utah where she is the No.2-ranked player in the class of 2010. She also has extensive international experience, having reached a career-high ITF junior ranking of 224 in the world this January after beating two top-100 players, Serbia’s Saska Gavriloska and Japan’s Miyu Kato in Costa Rica’s Coffee Bowl and Mexico’s Casablanca Cup.
Frampton is an accomplished doubles player, having teamed with England’s Safiyyah Azeez to win Barcelona’s 2009 Sanchez-Casal Junior Cup and with Mexico’s Karen Hernandez to win the 2009 Monterrey ITF Junior Cup.
The Arkansas Razorbacks’ women’s tennis team will host a NCAA Selection Show Watch Party at 4 p.m., Tuesday, May 4th at Barnhill Arena. The NCAA first and second round will take play May 10-11 at various sites across the country. To find out where the Hogs fall in the field and complete coverage of the Razorback women’s tennis team visit