Hi Alabama Tennis Friends:
I wanted to share a letter with you written by Andie Daniell. Andie just graduated with a 4.0 grade point average and completed her career as one of the best players to wear the Alabama A. We will all miss Andie and appreciate all that she gave to the Alabama Crimson Tide. Roll Tide!
I know my college career has come to an end but I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of you for the support, encouragement, and investment in me over the past few years. When I started looking for a college to compete for, one of my number one requirements was that I wanted it to feel like family. I can say joyfully that I do consider everyone who is a part of this program from my teammates and coaches to the crimson racket club and fans to be family. Ya’ll have invested in me as an athlete, a student, and a person and I cannot express the impact that this has had on my life. This place is truly special (not just because the football is awesome and the resources are phenomenal) but because the people here are so genuine. I will miss playing side by side with my teammates, the crowd that always had my back, the tennis clinics, the times when people opened up their homes for my teammates and I to share a meal with them…etc. So many things I will miss. Thank you for sticking with me during the tough times and the good times! I wish I knew how to express how appreciative and what the Alabama A means to me but I do not know if any words I can type or paintings I could paint could truly express that.
Now that I am done with college, I am going to continue playing professional tennis a little longer and perhaps invest more in my art. I am still working on a website www.artbyandie.com and hope to be selling more paintings soon. I am a little nervous for this next stage in my life but I am eager for the opportunities ahead. Thank you again for the best ride of my life these past few years and for shaping me into the person I am today. I wouldn’t trade a moment!
Roll Tide till I die,