Four-time letterwinner with the Blue Hens that graduated in May 2016 with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree • team’s top-flight competitor • CAA All-Academic Team honoree • National College Athlete Honor Society • ITA Scholar Athlete • team SAAC representative.
Team co-captain alongside junior Tyler Flematti • appeared in 25 singles matches • team’s top-flight player in all 16 dual matches • registered back-to-back wins at the Saint Joseph’s Fall Invitational • picked up doubles victories alongside Tim Puterio and Venkatesh Ramkumar • ITA Atlantic Regional Singles Participant • collected Round of 128 win to advance in the ITA Regional • CAA All-Academic Team and Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection • member of Chi Alpha Sigma (National College Athlete Honor Society) • ITA Scholar Athlete • UD Team Sportsmanship Award honoree.
UD Alumni Association/Alexander J. Taylor Team MVP • competed in 20 singles matches, all in the No. 1 spot, despite battling injury • paired with classmates Tyler Flematti and Alex Sweet for doubles victories • CAA All-Academic Team selection • National College Athlete Honor Society member.
Collected a career-best eight singles wins, including a 2-1 mark in the No. 2 flight • recorded four singles victories in the third flight • tallied a 6-13 mark in doubles action • finished season with a doubles record of 4-6 alongside junior Evan Andrews • CAA All-Academic Team honoree • CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee.
Opened collegiate career with a mark of 5-13 in singles action • picked up a 3-1 mark in No. 2 singles play • posted a season-high three-game winning streak • finished doubles action with a record of 6-10 • teamed up with fellow freshman Alex Sweet to go 4-3 in doubles play • duo went 2-1 in No. 2 doubles and 2-0 in open play.
Pennsylvania State AAA tennis singles champion (2011) with four commanding straight set victories • led Unionville High School to a team silver-medal finish at the AAA State Championship as a junior • finished first in the Ches-Mont League in singles play as a sophomore (undefeated) and junior and second in the league his freshman and senior years • despite playing with an injury, placed four in the state singles in 2012 • ranked in the Top 10 in every age group for his section • played for Sharon Largent and Robert Nirth • member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society and B+ Club.
Michael Sanders Furr • born June 18, 1994 in Fiarfax Station, Va. • son of Robert B. Furr, Jr. and Heidi Furr • has an older brother, Robert, who was a member of the Blue Hen rowing club team • majoring in mechanical engineering with a minor in bio-med at UD with the goal of becoming a biomechanical engineer • favorite sports teams are the Philadelphia Phillies and Washington Redskins • enjoys running • has aspirations of participating in Engineers Without Borders • spent summer (2013) as a research intern for the UD Center for Composite Materials, where he helped research the carbon fiber exoskeleton for military soldiers • interned with JP Morgan in summer 2015.