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Scott Read

Class of 1991

Scott was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2006. His citation appears below:

There has never been a more complete tennis player at Washington College than Scott Flippin Read. Charles Dickens’ “Artful Dodger” pales in comparison to Scott, a devastating serve-and-volleyer who was equally proficient at the baseline. Scott played with charisma and flair that is unparalleled in the history of the tennis program here.

At the end of his freshman year, in 1988, it was clear that Scott was on the fast track to becoming a super star. The Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches Association voted him the National Rookie of the Year.

Scott’s accomplishments are almost too numerous to list in this citation. He holds some records—272 total career wins, 157 career singles wins, 115 career doubles wins, 44 singles wins in a season, 39 doubles wins in a season and six Rolex championships—that are almost certain never to be broken. He boasts a career winning percentage of .830 and, after his freshman year, his national ranking—in singles or doubles—never fell below 10th. He was ranked No. 1 in Division III for the entire 1991 season. He also won the Division III Small College national singles championship in 1991.

Scott qualified for the NCAA tournament in singles and doubles all four years.

As a junior in 1990, Scott was a national finalist, losing to teammate and doubles partner Larry Gewer.

Three times he was a semifinalist in doubles (1988, 1989 and 1990) and twice he was a quarterfinalist (once in singles and once in doubles).

His combined singles and doubles record at NCAAs was 39-15.

Scott, who won Middle Atlantic Conference doubles championships in 1989 and 1991, is one of only four tennis players in school history to be a four-time All-American. He led the Shoremen to three Final Four appearances and four MAC championships.

Scott punctuated a brilliant career as the 1991 National Player of the Year, his team’s most valuable player, and recipient of the Washington College Athletic Council Award as the outstanding senior athlete.

He continues to play competitive tennis, and is currently ranked No. 1 in double in Texas—a ranking he has held for the last eight years. Nationally, he has been ranked as high as third.

Currently Scott is director of tennis at Pine Forest Country Club in Houston, Texas. He is co-founder of the Elite Tennis Academy.

Washington College considers it an honor and privilege to induct Scott Flippin Read into its Athletic Hall of Fame on this sixth day of October, 2006.