KT ACADEMY COLLEGE PLACEMENTS
Chloe Purkiss (2017)University of Texas at El Paso
Chloe received a full scholarship to the University of Texas at El Paso. She began her collegiate career with three wins in one day, first with two singles victories and then a doubles win in a doubleheader against Western New Mexico on 20 January 2018.
Somer Dalla-Bona (2017)Coastal Carolina University
Somer trained at KT Academy from 2015 to 2017 and has been ranked as high as top 50 in Australia as well as being the No. 1 player for QLD at school nationals. She received a full scholarship to Coastal Carolina University where she plays as their No. 1, finishing her first season with a winning record.
Tayah Cross (2017)University of North Carolina
Tayah trained with KT Academy from 2014-2017 and earned a full scholarship to the University of North Carolina Greensboro. She competed in eight matches during the fall season, starting her career off with three-straight wins at the Elon Fall Invitational.
Eliza McKean (2016)Holy Names University
Eliza trained at KT Academy from 2015 to 2016. She received a full scholarship to Holy Names University in Oakland, California.
ACCOMPLISHED KT GRADUATES
Liam PuttergillUniversity of Queensland
Liam trained with KT Academy for 3 years from its inception. Puttergill won the Shaw Park Junior championships U/16 in both singles and doubles, was a finalist in Eastside Classic U/16 singles, and singles quarterfinalist in the Rod Laver Lead-In U/16, and doubles winner the same year. Liam was the winner of Gladstone Open Age U/14 singles, Gympie Junior Championships U/14 and Caboolture Championships U/12. He is currently studying for a Bachelor of Exercise and Nutrition Sciences.
Liam FallonUniversity of Queensland
Liam’s junior career highlights include representing the Sunshine Coast in the U19 Queensland state trials for 4 years in a row, finishing 10th in the U12 state trials, and training for 3 weeks in France where he won the U16 Le Cannet Championship. Liam served as tennis captain in his final year of school and is currently studying for a Bachelor of Science with a dual major in Mathematics and Biomedical Science at the University of Queensland.
Sam was a Semifinalist and Finalist in the 16s at The Qld State Age in Rockhampton and a two-time finalist at the Bundaberg Junior Age Championships. Sam also won the Mooloolaba Junior Championships and has been a big supporter in all our previous seasons of the Sunshine Coast Tennis league. He came 3rd at Rod Laver in 2017 and was ranked top 5 in QLD for 16/u. He is now competing at regular AMT events and looking to pursue a career in the professional ranks.