Rick Johnston catches up with the women's tennis team after Tuesday's NCAA Selection Show.
"Jamila is like the Energizer Bunny. She's been a steady player for us over the last three years and has shown even more improvement. Her serves and volleys are better. She also has a great attitude and is an extremely hard worker." -Head Coach Paul Peck
2012-13: First team All-Patriot League ... Patriot League Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... Patriot League Player of the Month in April ... second on the team in singles wins with a 24-6 record ... played at Nos. 1 and 2 ... is 10-0 when playing atop the lineup ... went 4-1 against league opponents ... played the latter portion of the schedule at No. 2 singles ... equally as effective in doubles ... team's wins leader with a 28-7 doubles mark ... paired mostly with senior Erin Colton at No. 2 where the team went 5-0 against league opponents ... Patriot League All-Academic Team ... team's Most Valuable Player.
2011-12: Became Army's fifth Patriot League Player of the Year in six years ... garnered first team all-league honors for the second year in a row ... entered the NCAA Championship with a 21-7 singles record to rank second on the team ... 15-match undefeated streak ended at the NCAAs ... earned a come-from-behind singles win in the Patriot League title match against Navy's Emani Decquir, 1-6, 6-4, 6-2, at the No. 2 spot ... played most of the season at No. 2 singles, but also sported a 4-1 record at No. 1 ... named the conference's Player of the Month for March after going 5-0 in singles and 5-1 in doubles ... teamed with Erin Colton at No. 2 doubles for a 19-3 dual-match record ... winning percentage (.864) listed second on the team ... duo went undefeated in their final 12 matches of the season, including a no-decision in the conference finals and NCAA First Round.
2010-11: Patriot League Rookie of the Year ... All-Patriot League first team member ... in singles play, went 19-6 overall, 8-2 in duals, 3-0 against league foes ... won five of six singles matches, mostly at No. 3, to open the dual season before missing all of March with an injury ... came back and jumped up to the No. 2 singles spot ... went 3-0 in April ... was leading in both Patriot League Championship singles matches before Army clinched the wins ... teamed with senior Annie Houghton at No. 1 doubles for a 6-0 mark, including four wins over conference opponents Colgate (two), Bucknell and Navy ... boasted Army's highest winning percentage in singles matches - .760 (19-6). Background: Four-star recruit, according to tennisrecruiting.com ... one of the top recruits to emerge from Texas this year ... ranked 10th in the state and 15th amongst the gulf states ... No. 116 national ranking tops this year's freshman class ... plays two hands both sides ... strong point is in doubles play ... smart, crafty player with a great all-court game ... quick, steady and smart on the court.
Personal: Jamila Y. Paul ... born Jan. 14, 1992 ... daughter of Jaiprakash and Jo-Anne Paul ... major is Life Science.