The United States Tennis Association/Midwest Tennis and Education Foundation recently announced that Molly Sandberg, a 2017 Hudson graduate, is one of two recipients of the 2017 Hooked on Tennis USTA/Midwest Section Scholarship.
The $1,000 award is presented to one male and one female junior tennis player in the midwest section (five states) to help them advance their education and tennis interests.
Sandberg played tennis the last two years at Hudson High School. She finished 40-0 and won the Division I state title in 2016.
During her two years with the Lady Explorers, Sandberg finished 81-1 and was Hudson's first state tennis champion.
Prior to joining Hudson, she spent two years at Walsh Jesuit High School in Cuyahoga Falls. Sandberg concluded her high school career as a four-time state qualifier.
In addition to high school tennis, Sandberg competed in USTA tournaments and team events at both the section and national level.
She was a member of the USTA/Midwest Marian Wood Baird Cup team and played in the USTA Zonal competition. She also played in a local USTA junior team tennis program, which advanced to the USTA Junior Team Tennis National Championships in 2014.
Sandberg had a 4.16 grade point average and was named to the school's Honor Roll. She was a member of the National Honor Society.
Sandberg plans to major in math at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., this fall and play collegiate tennis.
Outside of tennis, she volunteers at the Pawsabilities Animal Shelter, the Akron Blind Center and Hudson Community First.