Adriana Gonzalez
Hall of Fame Enshrinee Information

Inducted: 2007
Sport: Tennis

Adriana Gonzalez (Quevedo)


Adriana Gonzalez came halfway up the map to make an impact on Loras and its woman's tennis program. Coming from Medellin, Colombia in 1990, Gonzalez was a mainstay as the Duhawks became powers in the re-organized Iowa Conference. She becomes the first foreign-born woman Hall of Famer and the first from the women's tennis program started in 1980. Gonzalez was the 1992 conference singles and doubles champion and the first Duhawk to be named Iowa Conference Most Valuable Player. The Gonzalez' years had Loras posting a 43-9 record in dual meets. Adriana began playing tennis on a national level in Columbia at age 9, but ``started really enjoying the game when I got to Loras. All the cheering, the special events, the pictures, the articles in the newspaper, the girls on the team who were so welcoming made me feel part of a team that needed me.'' Aside from tennis, Gonzalez left as a dean's list scholar in 1994 with a degree in physical education.

Adriana lives in Medellin with husband Nicolas, a PhD in civil engineering. She is an English teacher in a bilingual primary school. After Loras, Gonzalez studied translation for four years in France.