FEATURE – Leading Lady, Krista Damico

Texas Women's Tennis, Krista DamicoHer brother was an All-American tennis player at Texas. Her grandfather — an All-American Longhorn swimmer. Needless to say, Krista Damico’s college choice was an easy one. “I looked at other schools,” she says. “I had options, but after I took my recruiting trip, I didn’t want to look anywhere else. Texas was perfect.”

The tennis player’s pedigree serves her well. During her collegiate career, Damico is 87-55 in singles matches, 74-55 in doubles and 54-36 in dual-single matches. She claimed the Big 12 title in doubles with partner Amanda Craddock in 2010 and earned conference honors for her singles performance that same year. Her contributions continue to propel the Longhorns forward.

But with a family filled with star athletes — including both of her parents — people almost expect these accomplishments from Damico. “My family’s legacy at Texas is intimidating, to say the least,” she says. “I came to Texas because it’s…
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