Margaret Boyette
Margaret Boyette
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Watkinsville, Ga.
High School: Athens Academy

Junior Year (2012-13):  Boyette was selected to the All-Southern Conference second team at the number three doubles spot after teaming with Kelly Sullivan for a 10-8 overall record and 6-2 league mark at number three doubles.  The duo registered an 8-7(2) victory over #38 South Carolina then topped #56 UC Santa Barbara, 8-4, early in the season.  Boyette also paired up with Katherine Oudin for an 8-2 win over Western Carolina at number two doubles.  In singles play, Boyette notched a 10-2 overall record, including a perfect 4-0 mark in conference play, in the fifth and sixth spots in the lineup.  She picked up a 6-1, 6-0 win at number six versus Georgia Southern, the first of seven-consecutive singles victories to end the season.  Boyette registered a 6-2, 6-3 win at #72 East Carolina at flight six and posted victories versus Samford, UNC Greensboro, and Davidson to conclude league play.  Boyette was named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Sophomore Year (2011-12):  Boyette was chosen team MVP after recording a 17-7 overall and 8-2 league mark in singles, splitting time between the number three and number four positions.  She won ten out of 11 matches beginning February 25 with a 6-3, 7-5 win in the number four position at #67 Harvard and ending March 28 with a 6-3, 6-4 victoy at Wofford.  Boyette opened the SoCon season with a five-match winning streak then won her final three regular-season matches.  She bested Appalachian State, 6-1, 6-0, at number three singles to open the SoCon tournament.  In doubles action, Boyette posted a 12-11 overall mark and 7-3 league record, playing primarily at number two doubles.  She teamed with Lauren Kline for an 8-1 victory over #72 Florida International early in the season then combined with Kelly Sullivan for wins in the final four matches of the season.  Boyette was named to the Southern Conference Academic Honor Roll.

Freshman Year (2010-11):  Boyette was named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team after posting a 17-6 overall singles record and a perfect 10-0 league singles mark, playing primarily in the number three singles spot.  Her 7-6, 6-2 win at number three singles at #43 UNLV sparked a 12-match winning streak that lasted until the Southern Conference Tournament.  Boyette recorded a 10-13 overall doubles record and was 5-4 in SoCon doubles matches.  She teamed with Lauren Kline for an 8-6 win over #66 Winthrop in the top doubles match.  Boyette was honored as a member of the SoCon Academic Honor Roll.

Prep/Personal:  Margaret Boyette played under coach Ley Brown at Athens Academy, where she was named the Athens Banner Herald Prep Tennis Player of the Year for 2008, 2009, and 2010.  A three-time first team all-region selection, Boyette was also honored as a member of the All-Northeast Georgia first team her sophomore, junior, and senior seasons.  She was undefeated her senior year, leading her team to a perfect record and a state championship.  Boyette was chosen team captain her senior year and earned the Vince Dooley Scholar Athlete of the Year Award.  Margaret Ann Boyette was born on September 27, 1991, in Laurel, Miss., to Gary and Lee Ann Boyette.  Her father played baseball at West Alabama.  She is majoring in business administration.

Getting to know Margaret Boyette 

Favorite restaurant: Doc’s Seafood

Favorite book: A Wrinkle in Time

Favorite band:  Of Montreal

Favorite movie: The Holiday

Favorite TV show: Grey’s Anatomy

Favorite professional sports team: Liverpool

Craziest ambition: Bungee jumping

Best non-athletic talent: Eating

The most famous person I’ve met: Rafael Nadal

First Job:  Teaching tennis

Proudest athletic accomplishment:  Winning state senior year

If a movie were made about me, I’d want this actress to play me:  Anne Hathaway

Pro Player I’d most like to play against:  Caroline Wozniacki

The reality show I’d go on:  The Biggest Loser

If I’m cooking, we’re having:  Inedible food

If I were not a tennis player, I would be:  Basketball player

Most valuable item I own:  My Barney