2020-21: Garnered six singles wins including one at No. 3 singles and five at No. 4 singles… Topped a Ball State opponent in straight sets in her first collegiate singles match on Jan. 31… Won four consecutive matches from Feb. 28 to March 13… Picked up a 6-1, 6-1 win in the April 2 conference opener at UNI… Member of MVC Academic Honor Roll.
Prep (Athletic): Played varsity No. 1 singles all four years at Joliet Catholic Academy, including a 2019 campaign that featured a flawless 28-0 regular season record… Was a varsity tennis captain as a junior and senior… Selected as the East Suburban Catholic Conference Player of the Year in 2017, 2018 and 2019… Three-time IHSA sectional champion… Earned a fifth-place medal at the 2019 IHSA State Tennis Tournament… Led her team to a second-place finish at state as a freshman in 2016 and was a member of the all-state Class A tennis team all four years… Entered college as a three-star recruit… Played varsity basketball for all four years of high school, averaging 13.7 points per game in 2019-20 and surpassing 1,000 points in her high school career.
Prep (Academic): Was a member of high honor roll, National Honor Society, National English Society, National Spanish Society and was nominated for National Leadership Conference while compiling a 3.95 grade point average… Served as a certified lifeguard at Lifetime Fitness, sang in groups and performed solos at her local parish and was casted for the lead role in the spring musical at Joliet Catholic Academy.
Personal: Majoring in education…Daughter of Paul and Jennifer Bertino… Is the youngest of four siblings and has sisters Jessica and Nina and brother Dominic.