Meriden student earns scholarship to prestigious USA university

18 December 2013

When Meriden student Alexandra Osborne checked her HSC results this morning she knew her dream had come true. Alexandra’s strong HSC result was the final component she needed to secure a scholarship to study at Arizona State University, USA. Alexandra’s place at Arizona State University has now been confirmed and she leaves for the USA in January.

Arizona State University is ranked one of the top 100 universities in the world and is also renowned for its first-rate sports teams, the ASU Sun Devils.

Already a champion tennis player in Australia, Alexandra will play tennis for the university in the NCAA championships while studying Business Management.

Alexandra’s goal is to play on the professional tennis circuit once she completes the four-year degree at ASU.

“I’m ecstatic that I have been accepted into ASU. It’s a perfect pathway for my tennis career,” she said.

The 18 year-old has been ranked within the top 100 women tennis players in Australia for the past three years. She has a current ITF Junior World ranking and has also attained a WTA Open ranking. She finished fifth in the National Championships in the 16/under in 2012.

Alexandra will continue training with Meriden’s tennis coaches until she leaves for the USA in January. “The tennis coaches at Meriden have been fantastic and so have the teachers and other students. I’ve loved every minute of being at the school and I am sad to be leaving. But this is starting a new chapter in my life and I’m excited about the adventure that is ahead,” she said.