Latest Georgia News: Just In Georgia Bulldogs Confirm Another Important Signing

Kate Chambless, a former Bulldog, gets hired by Georgia as a program specialist.
ATHENS, Georgia — The program announced on Monday that Kate Chambless, a former Bulldog, has been hired by the Georgia women’s tennis team as a program specialist.

“To be back working with the program as a women’s tennis alumni is just incredible,” Chambless said. “I’m overjoyed to be here and incredibly appreciative of the chance. There isn’t a better place for me to come to work every day because I had such a great time here as a student-athlete. I’m only getting started in helping the athletes and coaching staff as the season draws to a close, and I want to continue to be a valuable part of this program in the future.”

During her four seasons as a Bulldog (2011–2014), Chambless (previously Kate Fuller) was honored four times as a member of the Southeastern Conference Community Service Team, four times as a letter winner, and four times as an SEC Academic Honor Roll honoree.

On the court, Chambless concluded her tenure at Georgia as the all-time leader in both career doubles victories (125) and single-season doubles victories (40 – 2013). She also tied for seventh place in all-time career combined victories (222) and single-season combined triumphs (75 – 2013).


The Bulldogs’ 2013 SEC regular season and 2014 SEC Tournament championship seasons were greatly aided by Chambless, a two-time ITA Doubles All-American who was named to the SEC All-Tournament Team in 2013.

She and her partner Lauren Herring won the 2012 ITA Southeast Regional Doubles Championship, and she also received back-to-back ITA Arthur Ashe Award accolades in 2013 and 2014. In the ITA doubles rankings, Chambless and Silvia Garcia were ranked as high as No. 1.

Following her playing career with the Bulldogs, Chambless worked as a mentor and teaching professional at the family-run, high-performance tennis academy in the area called Beck Tennis Academy. There, she taught adults and kids of all ability levels in both private and group settings. In addition, she served as a mentor to young athletes who were competitive and wanted to play collegiate and professional ball.


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