Georgina Sellyn - Women's Tennis - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Georgina Sellyn

Class Redshirt Senior
Hometown Glasgow, Scotland
High School Glasgow Academy



  • 2017 SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year
  • 2017 SEC Community Service Team
  • 2016 SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year
  • 2016 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2015 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2014 Spring SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2013 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll


Highest singles ranking: No. 48 (2/11/14)

2016-17 (Redshirt Senior): 2017 SEC Co-Scholar Athlete of the Year… 2017 SEC Community Service Team… The first student-athlete to earn her masters while competing for the Commodores… Played at positions three, four and five of the singles lineup… Went 6-7 in SEC play… Conference wins over Texas A&M, Missouri, Alabama, Ole Miss and Tennessee… Earned NCAA tournament victories against Pepperdine in the Elite Eight and SIUE in the second round… Defeated Florida’s Kourtney Keegan to help Commodores earn their second-ever SEC tournament championship.

2015-16 (Redshirt Junior): For her efforts in the classroom, was named the 2015 SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year… Sellyn/Fernanda Contreras earned first doubles win together on court three against Mississippi State’s No. 61 Patrasc/Rentouli, 6-3… Clinched Vanderbilt’s 4-1 victory over then-No. 28 Mississippi State in the regular season on court five, 6-1, 4-6, 7-6(1)… In SEC tournament quarterfinals, clinched win over MSU on court six in straight sets… Went 15-9 overall and 9-4 in SEC play… In doubles went 11-5 overall… 7-3 in the SEC play at No. 3 with Contreras.

2014-15 (Junior): Redshirted her junior season due to injury… compiled three wins for VU before injury… Defeated Memphis’ Kathryn Hughes 6-2, 6-3 in dual match play… took up on-court coaching once injured, helping and assisting fellow Commodores throughout the season…

2013-14 (Sophomore): Second Team All-SEC Conference selection … 2014 ITA All-Academic team … 2014 SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll … Ranked at No. 62 by the ITA following post-season play … Competed at No. 1 singles for the majority of the season … Went 6-9 overall at No. 1 position … Finished year 25-16 overall … Recognized as the Ohio Valley Regional champion in the fall … Went 18-11 overall in doubles play.

2012-13 (Freshman): SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll … SEC Freshman of the Week (2/6) … Ended her first season with the Dores with an overall record of 23-10 including 12-1 out of the No. 4 singles position … Finished the year ranked No. 95 by the ITA, was ranked as high as 51st during the season … Won 10 of 11 matches between 3/1 and 4/5.

Personal: Born May 23, 1994… Daughter of Jonathan and Yvette Sellyn… Majoring in cognitive neuroscience… Favorites include Rafael Nadal (Tennis player), Grey’s Anatomy (TV Show), The Beatles (Music) and “Shawshank Redemption” (Movie)… Chose Vanderbilt over North Carolina, Wake Forest, Rice, Tulane and Southern Cal.