ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Liinus Hietaniemi
Liinus Hietaniemi
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Helsinki, Finland
High School: Mäkelänrinne sports upper secondary

Freshman 2008-09
Collected a 3-9 singles record and 3-7 doubles mark ... Competed at No. 6 singles against UC Irvine ... Went 3-1 at the Big Green Invitational, dropping the finals match to teammate Mac McAnulty ... First collegiate win was against his McGill opponent, 6-0, 6-1 ... Went 1-0 with Michael Kalfayan, 1-2 with Will Guzick, 1-3 with Tim Wu and 0-2 with McAnulty.

Personal
Placed first at the U14 Finnish Regional Championship in 2003 and the U16 in 2005 ... Runner-up for the U16 Championships in 2004 ... Competed in the national championship reaching the quarterfinals and the Semifinals in the U16 and the U18 championships respectively ... Placed fifth at the U18 Tennis Junior Grand Prix Masters ... Ranked sixth in Boys U16 in 2005 ... Was ranked 53rd in Finland as of Summer 2008 ... Competed in the icebandy national championships winning silver in 2003, bronze in 2004, bronze in 2006, and bronze in 2008 ... Awarded scholarship freshman year for excellence in language skills ... Selected to the security council in the Helsinki model United Nations ... Member of the student council ... Sister, Henriika, placed third in the Finnish Women's Figure Skating Championships ... Mother, Katariina, was second in European Veterans Tennis championship.