BABSON PARK, Mass.—Babson College head men's and women's tennis coach Michael Kopelman recently announced the hiring of Olivia Leavitt as the program's new assistant coach.
Leavitt begins her collegiate coaching career after wrapping up a successful four-year career at Brandeis University back in May. A four-year standout for the Judges, she won 44 singles matches and 52 doubles matches while helping the program rise as high as No. 8 in the national rankings on the way to advancing to the regional final in their first NCAA Tournament appearance last spring.
"We are extremely excited to announce the hiring of Olivia," commented Kopelman. "It has been amazing to see her growth as a person, a player, and now a coach. Coaching Olivia for three years (at Brandeis) and competing against her last year, it has been incredible to see her leadership skills grow. Olivia is going to play an instrumental part in continuing to push this program forward. I know that no one will work harder."
A three-time University Athletics Association (UAA) all-conference doubles selection and three-time Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athlete award recipient, Leavitt graduated in May from Brandeis with her degree in business.
"I am so grateful for this opportunity to join the Babson community as the men's and women's assistant tennis coach," said Leavitt. "I know that coach Kopelman is a great coach from my experience as a player and I cannot wait to learn more from him. I am excited to be on a mission with him to elevate each tennis program to its highest potential."
In addition to her collegiate playing experience, the Falmouth, Maine, native served as an assistant tennis pro at Portland Country Club in 2016, and has worked camps at both Bowdoin College and North Yarmouth Academy.