at USTA/ITA National Indoor Collegiate Championships
The Lobos play host to Boise State on Saturday and red-hot Air Force on Sunday
UNM defeats Western New Mexico 7-0 while hosting Think Pink Fundraiser
UNM Women's Tennis Team starts first annual THINK PINK & COMPETE FOR A CURE Fundraiser
Roy Canada's Lobos still young but improved talent should push them higher up the MW ladder
Katie Wookey wins back draw final in singles, and Michaela Oldani and Laura Richardson win their match in doubles
Michelle Heidbrink is the assistant coach for the University of New Mexico Women's tennis program. Heidbrink was a four-year letter winner and four-time all-Mountain West Conference honoree in singles and doubles for the Lobos from 2001-2005. The Manhattan Beach, Calif. native, returned to New Mexico after a sensational start to her coaching career at Palm Desert (Calif.) High School, where she was the head coach of the women's varsity team from 2007-08.
Heidbrink coached Palm Desert to an undefeated season (22-0) in 2008 and helped the team capture the Division II CIF Southern Section championship. She was voted Conference Coach of the Year in 2007 and 2008.
While in California, Heidbrink also helped establish grassroots tennis programs in the Coachella Valley with the National Junior Tennis League. The National Junior Tennis League was originally founded by tennis greats, Arthur Ashe, Charlie Pasarell, and Sheridan Snyder and was developed to build the character of children and young adults through the game of tennis. The non-profit organization and the several programs that Heidbrink ran reached out to under-privileged youth through recreational tennis programs.
Heidbrink still holds spots in the UNM record books on five different all-time lists. She is No. 3 in career doubles wins with 87 and No. 8 on the career singles wins list with 80. Heidbrink also ranks eighth on the career winning percentage list with a .663 rating and is seventh on the combined wins list with 167. Her 29 doubles victories in the '03-`04 season rank her ninth on the single season list. Heidbrink earned all-Mountain West Conference honors in 2003, 2004 and 2005. She was voted the Lobos' Most Improved Player twice in 2003 and 2004, and won the Team Spirit award in 2005.
In the 2003-04 season, Heidbrink helped lead the Lobos to a 20-5 record -- the same season in which the Lobos won their first regular season Mountain West Conference Title in the history of the program, which led them to an NCAA Tournament appearance where they fell in the first round to Oregon, 4-3. As a senior (2004-05) she lead the team to a 15-9 record, making it to the semi-finals of the Mountain West Conference Tournament.
Heidbrink graduated from UNM in 2005 with a degree in Political Science, as well as a degree in Pre-law Philosophy.