Nikki Borza is in her first year as the assistant coach of the women's tennis team she was formerly captain of, after serving as a volunteer assistant coach for three seasons.
"I am so thrilled to be back at Pitt and coaching under George Dieffenbach," Borza said." I can learn so much from George's experience, knowledge and love of the game.
"Pitt's tennis program is improving every year and it was so exciting to be part of the end of last season, which resulted in a record-breaking Big East Tournament finish. I look forward to doing everything that I can to help our very talented group of athletes take Pitt's tennis program to the next level!"
Borza served as team captain for three years and lettered at Pitt during the 1999-2003 seasons. She recorded a team-high 18 wins her freshman year and went on to be named the team's MVP. Borza finished her career with a 63-49 singles record and 49-45 in doubles, and currently holds Pitt's ninth-best combined record with 112 career wins.
A 2003 graduate, Borza also excelled in the classroom. She earned the ITA Scholar-Athlete Award in 2002 and was a University Scholar-Athlete Award recipient. She was also a member of the Dean's List and Athletic Director's High Honor Roll all four years.
Originally from Beaver, Pa., Borza also works part time as an assistant tennis professional at the Pittsburgh Golf Club.