Nikki Dzubay is in her second season as a graduate assistant coach for the Florida Atlantic University women's tennis program after a successful playing career at the University of Dayton.
Dzubay played collegiately for the Flyers from 2005-09 where she was selected to the Atlantic 10 academic honor roll each season and team captain during her senior season. She helped Dayton capture the 2007 Intercollegiate Tennis Association's Team Sportsmanship Award and played the No. 3 singles position. During her final season of college tennis Dzubay was a member of the top doubles team after spending her previous years in the No. 2 slot.
Dzubay received the Student-Athlete Community Involvement Award for volunteering countless hours and maintained a 3.5 or better grade point average while at Dayton. She graduated with a degree in sports management and communications in 2009 and is currently pursing a master's degree in exercise science at Florida Atlantic. Dzubay teaches a class at FAU called "Health Fitness for Life."
She has played a huge role in the team's off-season conditioning program and helping educate student-athletes on strength and training exercises to maintain a strong physical state when the athlete's playing career is complete. Dzubay has helped coordinate the team's beach workouts which has helped improve the team's atmosphere and develop solid work-ethic skills.
Dzubay has a passion for the sport of women's tennis and believes her best aspects when coaching are her positive reinforcement during a match and discipline on-and-off the court.