Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Homegrown Rebel

Mississippi has had several tennis players go on to become All-Americans at Ole Miss. There was Dave Randall (Tupelo) in the late eighties and then Courtney Chapman (Jackson) in the late 90s. Most recently, Jackson native Devin Britton became the youngest to win an NCAA Singles Championship in 2009, and Grenada product Kristi Boxx earned All-America honors in 2010. Can Oxford native Zach Wilder, who signed with the Rebels Tuesday, join that elite club. Time will tell, but if genes have anything to do with it, perhaps a successful career is in his future. His dad, Dr. Mark Wilder, the dean of the School of Accountancy, was an All-American at Alabama. Click here to read an article in the Oxford Eagle on Zach, a four-time State Champion.

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