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Erika Oku ‘17 Recruiting Profile

  • Hinsdale Central High School
  • Women's Tennis
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Erika Oku's Women's Tennis Recruiting Profile
Hinsdale Racquet Club IL
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Personal Statement

My name is Erika Oku and I am currently a senior at Hinsdale Central High School in Illinois. I have played both competitive tennis through USTA for seven years and have also played as a member of the girls varsity team at Hinsdale Central for four years.

In USTA, I got to the quarter-finals in singles and doubles in the Midwest outdoor level 1 closed in 2013. I have also competed in National Hard courts in Georgia and the Easter Bowl in California in 2013. In my most recent competition, my doubles partner and I made it to the finals of the 2014 National Open Regional Girls 16 Tournament. As an individual player, I also won the back draw of the 2014 Girls 18s level 4 tournament in Wisconsin and the Quarter- Finalist of the 2014 National Open Regional in Grand Blanc in Michigan. Whenever there was a reasonable opportunity, I always pushed myself to compete against older and high level players in order to be ready to play at the collegiate level.

I have also contributed greatly to the varsity tennis team at Hinsdale. This year, I played #1 doubles and placed second at state. We got first place as a team.


Just like tennis, I have also successfully challenged myself in academics and music. This year, I am taking 4 AP courses. I have been a Dean’s list student throughout my freshman and continue to excel.

I have also been playing violin since I was four and am now playing first chair in my high school’s honor symphonic orchestra. In addition, I was accepted into the IMEA District Orchestra twice.

My goals are to fulfill these three pillars of my life in college: to play competitive tennis, excel in academics, and to succeed in my musical talents through violin.


High School Information

  • Years w/ Varsity:
  • 4 years
  • 2016 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    Co- captain, state team champion, state doubles champion
  • Team Awards:
    State Champs, Sectional Champs, Conference Champs
  • 2015 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-Region, 1st Team All-Conference, 1st Team All-County, 1st Team All-Area, 1st Team All-State
  • Team Awards:
    Conference Champs, Sectional Champs, Regional Champs, State Champs
  • 2014 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-State, State doubles finalist
  • Team Awards:
    State Champs, State team champion
  • 2013 Varsity Team
  • Individual Awards:
    1st Team All-State, State doubles 5th place
  • Team Awards:
    State Champs, State team champion

Club Information

  • Seasons of Club Experience:
  • 1 seasons
  • 2014 Hinsdale Racquet Club IL (Super EX 1)

Coach References

  • Private Coach
  • Marcy Hendricks



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High School Information

High School:
Hinsdale Central High School
(630) 570-8000

Academic Accomplishments

Honors Classes:
Yes. English I, II, Honors World History honors Spanish II,III,V honors Integrated algebra and geometry honos Algebra II and trig honors Pre-calc honors
AP Classes:
Yes. AP World history AP European history AP US History AP Language AP Calculus AB AP Psychology AP Spanish Language and Culture AP Literature and Composition
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Awards, Achievements and Activities

  • Award
    • 2014 Young scholar( for freshman with high GPA)
  • Award
    • Dean's list(4.5+ GPA) for all quarters
  • Award
    • IMEA All State Music Festival Selection for Second Violin(2013)
  • Award
    • IMEA All State Music Festival Selection for First Violin(2014)
  • Award
    • Spanish National Exam Silver Medal(2014)
  • Award
    • Bronze Medal(2015)
  • Award
    • recognized by English teacher as a candidate for Hinsdale Central's best Nonfiction Writing 2015
  • Award
    • AP Scholar
  • Award
    • National Honor Society
  • Award
    • National Spanish Honor Society
  • Activity
    • playing violin for 12 years(Suzuki Talent Education Program in DuPage)
  • Activity
    • playing violin for service at Oak brook Christ Church
  • Activity
    • Immanuel Lutheran Church
  • Activity
    • and Seton Montessori School
  • Activity
    • can speak
  • Activity
    • read
  • Activity
    • and write in Japanese(Chicago Futabakai Japanese Saturday School from 2003~2009)
  • Activity
    • Hinsdale public library volunteer
  • Activity
    • Part time tennis coach at Five Season Country Club in Burr Ridge
  • Activity
    • Illinois
  • Activity
    • Gulf coast service organizing Habitat for Humanity summer 2015
  • Activity
    • Peer tutoring

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