Alumni Spotlight: Eve Zimmerman ‘84
Former Pacific tennis player Eve Zimmerman ’84 will be returning to Pacific this weekend to unveil the commencement of construction of the new state-of-the-art tennis facility.
The Eve Zimmerman Tennis Center will feature 12 courts, a two-story 4,000 square foot clubhouse, covered player benches and a new electronic scoreboard to be used by the men’s and women’s tennis programs, as well as the Stockton community.
Zimmerman was a student at Pacific from 1980 to 1984, earning a Bachelor of Science in Geology. The stellar student-athlete was also a member of Delta Gamma.
“Eve was a tough competitor, a player who took her tennis very seriously and fought hard for every match,” stated former Pacific Head Coach Gordon Graham. “She was a key person in our drive to become a top team and eventually a conference champion.”
“After four years playing for the Tigers, I walked away with a good base for my game and a science degree that will be forever valuable,” Zimmerman expressed.
After graduating, Zimmerman went on to train in California, and she participated in the Satellite Tour. Notably, she moved on to the main tour and even made it to the qualification rounds of the Australian Open and Wimbledon.
Zimmerman also played on a professional team from Germany, and at one time she had an individual world ranking of 200. She remained on the main tour until 1989. Zimmerman is currently retired from tennis and lives with her husband and seven-year-old son in London. She performs a lot of charity work and also helps her son develop his tennis game, perhaps rearing another Tiger tennis ace!
It was announced by the athletic department on Jan. 30 of this year that Zimmerman contributed $1.5 million to Pacific for a brand-new tennis center. The entire construction of the tennis center will cost approximately $3 million.
On Friday, Oct. 17, Zimmerman will be present for the groundbreaking beginning of construction for the new tennis facility. The event will take place at 1 p.m. near Chris Kjeldsen Pool and the Pacific Field Hockey Turf.
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