Aug. 31, 2015
WASHINGTON - Georgetown University Head Men’s and Women’s Tennis Coach Gordie Ernst has named Ruxandra Andriescu the new assistant coach for both squads for the 2015-16 school year. Andriescu comes to the Hilltop from James Madison University where she was a four-year letterwinner for the Dukes.
Andriescu will assist Ernst in all aspects of both the men’s and women’s program replacing former Hoya Brian Ward who accepted a position at the University of Pennsylvania earlier this summer.
“I am thrilled to have Ruxandra join us this year,” said Ernst. “Her experience as a player and the leadership skills she developed as a team captain at JMU, will add instant impact to both programs. She has great enthusiasm and spirit and I know she will thrive here on the Hilltop helping me lead the Hoyas."
At JMU, Andriescu was named to Third Team All-CAA as a singles player. She was also named the JMU Athletic Director Scholar-Athlete and to the CAA All-Academic Team. On the court, she had a winning record playing No. 2-6 singles and No. 2 doubles. Off the court, she was both the president and treasurer of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) as well as a member of the Dean’s List and on the President’s List. Andriescu also volunteered at the Harrisonburg Rehabilitation Center, Sunnyside Retirement Community and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center.
She graduated with a bachelor’s of science in May 2014 majoring in biology with a minor in computer information systems.
Prior to college, the Brampton, Ontario native was ranked among the top 10 U-18 players in Canada and the top five U-16 players.
Andriescu comes to the Hilltop with extensive coaching experience instructing both adults and children. She has worked at a number of tennis clubs in the Washington, D.C., area including Yates Field House.
Andriescu is currently pursuing her master’s degree in health systems administration from Georgetown.
“I am so excited to take on this new role,” said Andriescu. “Under Gordie's leadership, and with the current and incoming talent on both the men's and women's teams, this promises to be a very successful year for the program in its quest for the BIG EAST Title.”