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Salma Ziouti Joins Wildcats as Grad Transfer

Dec 22, 2020

Tucson, Ariz. -- Head women's tennis coach Ryan Stotland has signed graduate transfer Salma Ziouti for the fall of 2021. Ziouti, originally from Morocco, will be joining the Wildcats from Drexel University, where she has had a very successful playing career. 
 
In three years at Drexel, Ziouti has compiled overall records of 58-23 in singles and 42-28 in doubles, earning first-team CAA honors in singles. Ziouti was also named Sophomore Female Athlete of the Year and Freshmen Rookie of the Year at Drexel University.
 
"I chose the University of Arizona because the tennis program is very challenging and competitive," said Ziouti. "Coach Stotland has a lot of experience to help me reach my best tennis level. The team is full of great tennis players aiming for the same goal: to win a NCAA championship."
 
In addition to her successful collegiate career, Ziouti had a successful junior career reaching a high of 411 in the ITF world junior rankings. She was also a runner-up in the Moroccan U-18 championships and won a silver medal in the African Games with the Moroccan National Team.
 
Ziouti is the daughter of Abdellatif Ziouti and Nadia Ghannam. She has one sister, Oumaima. Ziouti says her biggest influence was her coach back home in Morocco, as it was her only individual coach as a junior. While not on the tennis court, Ziouti likes to watch soccer. She also speaks four languages and is ambidextrous.
 
"Salma is a great addition as her drive to be a professional athlete really shines through," Stotland said. "We know we can help her get to another level and she will help us reach new heights. Salma will not only bring an outstanding tennis record with her full of highlights, but also one where she exceeds in the classroom as well. Her energy is evident and her leadership as a graduate transfer will truly shine through with her extremely high standards."