Borthwick comes to the Deacs from Columbia, where she served as an assistant coach last year
Aug. 30, 2017
By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeWTennis)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Wake Forest women’s tennis coach Jeff Wyshner announced that Daneika Borthwick will be joining the staff as a volunteer assistant.
Borthwick played collegiately at Florida State, where she played No. 1 singles for the Seminoles all four seasons. During her time in Tallahassee, she was ranked as high as No. 9 in doubles and No. 31 in singles.
"We are incredibly fortunate to have someone of Daneika's experience and ability coming on board as an assistant coach this year,” Wyshner said. “Not only was she a phenomenal player in the ACC, but she already has experience working with players as a college coach as well.”
A native of Cumbria, England, Borthwick was named the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Female Scholar-Athlete for the 2014-15 season. A four-year All-ACC selection, three-year team captain and two-time ACC Player of the Week honoree, Borthwick concluded her career ranked among the all-time top-10 Florida State players in most singles and doubles wins. She also became just the third player in school history to earn three All-ACC First Team honors in a career.
In addition to her outstanding collegiate career, Borthwick also competed internationally, as she represented the Great Britain National Team at the 2013 and 2015 World University Games, the 2014 President’s Cup and the 2011 Maureen Connelly Cup.
From 2012-2014, Borthwick worked as a private tennis instructor at the Chatsworth Tennis Club in Carlisle, England. She also served as an assistant coach at Weybridge Tennis Academy in St. George’s College (Surrey, England) from 2013-14. In 2015, she gained her first coaching experience in the U.S., serving as a private tennis instructor and assistant to the director of tennis operations at the Lloyd Neck Bath and Tennis Club in Lloyd Harbor, N.Y.
Borthwick comes to Wake Forest from Columbia University, where she spent last season as an assistant coach. During her time at Columbia, Borthwick helped Alexandra Solovyev and Adi Milstein to All-Ivy League honors.
“I want to thank Coach Wyshner and the athletic department for giving me the opportunity to work alongside them this year,” Borthwick said. “I am really looking forward to being back in the ACC and cannot wait to get started with the team.”
Borthwick graduated from Florida State in 2015 with a degree in Sport Management. She earned a master’s degree from Florida State in sport management with a coaching certificate in 2016.