Dawna Prevette enters her first season as Baylor women's tennis' assistant coach, joining the program from North Texas where she spent five years as head women's coach.
Prevette, a Borger, Texas,native, was named head coach at North Texas on Feb. 5, 2001, four matches into the season. Overall with the Mean Green, Prevette coached the women's program to 65 total victories during her tenure.
In four consecutive seasons, Prevette led her players to a double-digit victory season, a first for the program. In the postseason Sun Belt Tournament in 2004, the Mean Green received a best-ever seventh seed. The 2006 postseason conference tournament included North Texas as the ninth seed, and in the first round the Mean Green upset eighth-seeded Middle Tennessee 4-2. In the next round, top-seeded Florida International defeated UNT 4-0.
While working at North Texas, Prevette coached three players to Sun Belt Player of the Week awards and at least five players named to the Sun Belt Conference Commissioner's List or Sun Belt Honor Roll for academic excellence. Additionally, she has served on the Southwest Regional ITA committee since 2002-03 and currently serves on the NCAA Division I Regional Advisory Committee.
Prevette is leaving strong ties at North Texas where she completed her undergraduate degree in 2000. In her first two years as a student-athlete for the Mean Green, Prevette tallied a 12-15 record and then moved into the No. 1 singles spot for her junior and senior years. Throughout her collegiate tennis career, she was the Big West Female Scholar Athlete of the Year, named to the Raptor All-Eagle Academic Team, served as the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and Scholarship Director, as well as a 1997 All-Big West Conference second-team selection. Prevette earned North Texas' Team Eagle award twice for best work ethic/team spirit and also served as team captain her senior year.
Prevette and her husband, Buck, were married in the summer of 2002.