Finished the 2002 season with a record of 11-12 in singles action...played 14 matches at the No. 3 position while playing one match at the No. 2 and eight at the No. 4...was paired up with Irina Tereschenko for the doubles portion and the two finished the year with a 13-9 overall record as Tech?s No. 1 team...the team went 7-4 through Big 12 play and 1-1 in the Big 12 Tournament.
Played mostly in the No. 3 position in singles for the season ? posted an overall 13-14 singles record, 8-9 in conference play ? teamed up with Irina Tereschenko in doubles ? the dynamic duo played in the No. 1 position posting an overall 14-4 doubles record, 6-3 in conference ? defeated four conference opponents Melissa Mendieta of OU, Courtney Steinbock of Kansas, Tara Goedjen of Iowa State and Kristina Olshanskaya of Missouri ? battled UNT?s Melissa Hodges at the TCU Tournament winning the consolation finals ? also paired up with former teammate Sonnia Orellana in the fall to post a 1-1 doubles record.
Played at Tyler Junior College in fall 1999 under coach John Peterson.
Received MVP honors ? led team to regionals ? placed second in district junior and senior year ? finished second in regionals senior year ? earned third place in state competition senior year.
Born Dec. 13, 1980 ? daughter of Bob and Diane Dawson ? has a younger brother Taylor Dawson, 18 ? native of West Texas ? majoring in Exercise Sport Science with a minor in history.