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

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 … minor in chemistry … research in Langer Lab on siRNA drug delivery for hepatocellular carcinoma … Eugene and Margaret McDermott Scholar … Colleges Against Cancer- Executive Board …  GlobeMed- Global Health Understanding Team … Associate Advisor … MedLinks.

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.