Height
5'7
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Jurmala, Latvia
Major
Undecided
High School
Murjanu Sporta Gimnazija

2015 ITA Scholar Athlete

FRESHMAN SEASON (2014-15)
Completed tournament play with a 6-2 record … Defeated Anna Kazarina of Alcorn State 6-0, 6-0 for her first collegiate win … Partnered with Joana Vale Costa to defeat Northwestern State on court three 7-5 and with Amanda Atanasson to defeat Jackson State 6-0.

PRIOR TO LSU
Competed in both the ITF and the WTA where she captured two wins over Top 10 opponents and three wins over Top 50 opponents … Garnered nine wins over Top 500 opponents during her junior tennis career … Prep career record was highlighted by a win over a blue chip player listed in the Top five of the Tennis Recruiting Network rankings.

PERSONAL
Full name is Madara Elizabete Straume … Born September 15, 1995 in Riga, Latvia … Parents are Janis and Baiba Straume … Has one brother, Janis, and two sisters, Siga and Tristine Straume … Attended Murjanu Sporta Gimnazija in Jurmala, Lativa for her prep career and achieved a 3.5 GPA … Plans to major in sociology at LSU … Greatest influence on coming to LSU was the coaching staff and players.

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