PROVIDENCE, RI – Brown head women's tennis coach Paul Wardlaw has named former Bears' standout Bianca Aboubakare '11 as an assistant coach for the women's tennis team. Aboubakare joined the Brown staff in August of 2012 after spending the previous year as the assistant coach for the men's and women's tennis programs at Wagner College.
A former three-time captain for the Bears, Aboubakare graduated in 2011 as the program's all-time career leader with 97 singles wins, 79 doubles wins and 176 combined wins. Additionally, she and Cassandra Herzberg '12 combined in 2009-10 to break the school record for doubles wins in a season by a team. She also ranks among Brown's all-time top-five for singles wins in a season (2nd), doubles wins in a season (4th), and combined wins in a season (4th).
A three-time First Team All-Ivy selection in singles and a two-time First Team selection in doubles, Aboubakare was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year while also claiming Brown University Female Rookie of the Year honors in 2008. As a sophomore, she garnered the Rhode Island Female Athlete of the Year while earning First Team honors in both singles and doubles play for a second-straight year.
Aboubakare, who also served as the President of the Brown Student-Athlete Advisory Council, graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology. She also was a member of the Athletic Organizational Review Committee and was named to the ITA All-Academic Team as a senior.