Johanna Sones, who graduated as one of the women's tennis program's finest leaders and players, , was inducted into the William and Mary Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2013 on Saturday, April 13.
By clicking the video above you can enjoy both the introduction and her acceptance speech from the special evening.Johanna Sones earned All-America honors during her career as W&M and was later named to the Colonial Athletic Association's 25th Anniversary women's tennis team. Sones earned her All-America honors in doubles a senior in 1997 and was named as the ITA East Region Senior Player of the Year. She capped her senior campaign with a 32-16 singles mark and a No. 87 national ranking to go along with a 32-10 doubles mark and a top-10 national ranking at No. 6. For her career, Sones ranks third in W&M history with 107 doubles victories and fifth in singles victories with 117. Her singles winning percentage at 70.5 percent ranks 11th, while her doubles winning percentage of 74.8 is seventh in program history.
As a freshman in 1994, Sones won the third singles and second doubles flight at the CAA Championships. She also earned All-CAA honors in singles and doubles as a senior in 1997. Sones helped the Tribe to four CAA team Championships and three NCAA Tournament appearances. She competed in the NCAA Doubles Championship on two occasions in 1995 and 1997. She finished the 1996 campaign ranked No. 103 nationally and No. 36 nationally in doubles during her junior season. Her 30 singles victories as a freshman rank seventh on the Tribe's rookie record list, while her 26 doubles wins rank seventh on the freshman list.
Former William and Mary Head Tennis Coach Brian Kalbas credits Sones outstanding leadership as one of the keys to his team's unprecedented runs of success "Jo Sones was not only a quality player, but one of the best leaders I've ever been around. She was a driving force behind some of the most successful teams during my tenure."
W&M Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2013
Al Albert (Men's Soccer)
Emily Furia (Women's Cross Country/Track & Field)
Jeff Hough (Men's Cross Country/Track & Field)
Jeanne Foster Kuyper (Women's Gymnastics)
Johanna Sones (Women's Tennis)