• James Townsend

Alyssa Jack signs with Aquinas College



Portland High School senior Alyssa Jack recently signed to continue her tennis career at Aquinas College.


Jack has been on Portland’s varsity tennis team for four years and currently has an overall career win percentage of 83.6%.


She was back to back League and Regional Champion as well as All-Conference in 2019 and 2021 (no season in 2020 due to Covid). She has also been a part of the Varsity Cross Country team for four years and a member of the National Honors Society.


When asked about her choice of Aquinas College, Jack said, “I had always known that I wanted to be able to play college tennis and that was a big goal for me throughout my high school career. Out of the colleges I was looking at, Aquinas’s tennis program really stood out to me. The team is like one big family and are all very close to each other. I am very excited to be a part of that family and be able to contribute to the team. The Coach and staff are also really terrific people at Aquinas and have helped me so much throughout the entire process. Another factor in my decision was that I will be the first person from my high school to graduate in four years with an Associates degree from Lansing Community College. Aquinas is able to transfer my degree and that means that I will be able to get my Bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in International Business as well as a Marketing minor in two years. That was very important to me when making a decision.”


Jack added, “I would like to say thank you to all of the people who have supported me both academically and athletically including my parents, coaches, teachers, and friends. Their support has always meant so much to me. I am also looking forward to seeing what my team accomplishes in our upcoming season.”


PHS girls tennis coach Crystal Lowe said of Jack, “I am so excited for Alyssa to have this opportunity to continue playing tennis in college. She has a lot of talent that will be beneficial to Aquinas's team! She has been an asset to PHS Varsity Tennis for the past 3 seasons and will surely continue to leave her mark her senior season. I wish her the best as she pursues her post-secondary education and athletics!”


Photos courtesy of PHS athletics.

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