Kristen Schlukebir enters her first year as the volunteer assistant coach for the University of Michigan women's tennis team in 2010-11. She joins the staff after a successful professional career and working at the Country Club of Landfall in Wilmington, N.C.
Schlukebir reached career-high rankings of No. 184 in singles and No. 142 in doubles on the WTA tour. She reached three singles finals and four semifinals on the ITF Tour, spanning six years (2000-05). In 2000, she won the U.S. Open Main Draw WC at the age of 16.
On the doubles side, she played for three years with World Team Tennis. Schlukebir paired with Martina Navratilova while playing for the Boston Lobsters in 2005-06.
Schlukebir was the No. 1 ranked player in girls 18 for three years and was the 2000 U.S. National Hard-court champion at 16 during a decorate junior career. She was also a 2002 U.S. Open Junior semifinalist.
Schlukebir, a native of Kalamazoo, is currently taking classes at Eastern Michigan University and plans on beginning classes at the University of Michigan in January 2011.