KT ACADEMY COLLEGE PLACEMENTS
Chloe Purkiss (Class of 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 (Class of 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 (Class of 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 (Class of 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.