Susanna Lee Noot Athlete Profile

Susanna Lee Noot

Susanna Lee Noot
Height: 5-2 Roster Years: 1985-1989 Hometown: Seoul, South Korea Hall of Fame: 2002 Last School: Westminster, CA

  • 2002 Women's Tennis




All-America

  • 1986 ITCA Singles
  • 1988 Volvo Singles

2002 Hall of Fame Inductee

Hard work, excellent tactics, and a “no-fear” attitude led BYU tennis ace Susanna Lee Noot to two All-America titles, three All-HCAC titles in singles and doubles, and countless other awards and tournament recognitions.

Susanna enrolled at BYU in 1985 after playing three years for her high school in Westminster, CA. She did not lose a match while playing the No. 1 singles spot her senior year. As a standout newcomer to BYU, she added strength and continuity to the already powerful squad.

Because of Susanna’s composure in high-stress situations on the court that first season, her teammates and coach nicknamed her “Ice.” This coolness under fire throughout each of her four tennis seasons earned Susanna honors not only for exceptional playing skill but also for outstanding sportsmanship.

Adjusting to BYU as a foreign student during her freshman year, Susanna accomplished much. She won five matches at the ITCA-Rolex Central Regionals, qualifying for the national tournament in both singles and doubles. She also played in the NCAA Championships in both singles and doubles, advancing through elimination matches to compete among the final 16.

During her sophomore year, Susanna was named All-HCAC in singles and doubles and was selected to play in the singles and doubles NCAA Individual Championships. She also won the first Deseret News singles title in 1986. At the end of the season, the final HITS poll ranked her 29th nationally in singles.

The next year Susanna placed three more titles under her belt and added additional tournaments and awards to her resumé. She received the Cougar Club’s female athlete Crowd Pleaser Award and was invited to play both singles and doubles in the National Collegiate Tennis Classic. She was also selected for both singles and doubles in the individual section of the NCAA Championships, where she reached the singles quarterfinals.

As a senior Susanna reached the singles semifinals at the ITCA-Rolex Nationals and was named All-HCAC in singles. She and her partner, Patti Urban, also won the tournament’s No. 2 doubles title. For her hard work and positive attitude, Susanna received the ITCA Sportsmanship Award for the Central Region.

Susanna graduated from BYU in 1995 in Korean. Currently she lives in Pleasant Grove, Utah, with her husband, Arnoud Noot, and their two children, Chanel and Christiaan. She works with her husband as his dental office manager and volunteers her time to assist their children’s swim team. She and Arnoud are expecting their third child in late July.

Personal

  • B.A. in Korean from BYU, 1995
  • Married Arnoud Noot and has three kids

Career Highlights

  • Won the 1985 ITCA Central Regional singles and doubles title, the 1988 ITCA regional singles title and the 1986 ITCA national singles consolation
  • Named All-HCAC in singles and doubles 86-87-88
  • Selected for NCAA championships in singles and doubles 86-87-88
  • In singles, reached the round of 16 in 1986 and the quarterfinals in 1988 to earn Volvo All-America awards
  • Selected for the All-American Tournament 86-87-88 and for the 1986 Clay Court championships where she reached the quarterfinals
  • Won the 1985 and 1987 Central Region singles title and the 1987 doubles title
  • Invited to the 1988 NCTC in singles and doubles
  • Beat No.1-ranked Halle Cioffi at the 1988 national team championships
  • Won first flight in singles and doubles at 1988 HCAC championships
  • Given the 1988 Crow Pleaser Award for Women by the Cougar Club
  • Qualified for 1989 ITCA nationals in singles
  • 1988 Volvo pre-season ranking of 11th in both singles and doubles

Before BYU

  • Played three years for her high school in Westminster, California
  • Did not lose a match while playing in the No. 1 singles spot her senior year

After BYU

  • Works with her husband as his dental office manager 
  • Volunteers her time to assist her children's swim team

Post BYU Honors and Societies

  • Inducted into the BYU Hall of Fame in 2002


1985-1986 | Freshman Year

  • Won the ITCA Central Regional singles and doubles title in 1985 and 1986
  • Named All-HCAC in singles and doubles
  • Selected for NCAA championships in singles and doubles and reached the round of 16 to earn Volvo All-America awards
  • Selected for the All-American Tournament team
  • Selected for the Clay Court championships and reached the quarterfinals
  • Won the Central Region singles title
  • Won five matches at the ITCA-Rolex Central Regionals, qualifying for the national tournament in singles and doubles

1986-1987 | Sophomore Year

  • Named All-HCAC in singles and doubles
  • Selected for NCAA championships in singles and doubles
  • Selected for the All-American Tournament team
  • Won the Central Region singles and doubles title
  • Won the first Deseret News singles title
  • The final HITS poll ranked her 29th nationally in singles

1987-1988 | Junior Year

  • Won the ITCA regional singles title
  • Selected for NCAA championships in singles and doubles and reached the singles quarterfinals to earn Volvo All-America awards
  • Selected for the All-American Tournament team
  • Invited to the National Collegiate Tennis Class to play in singles and doubles
  • Beat No. 1-ranked Halle Cioffi at the national team championships
  • Won first flight in singles and doubles at the HCAC championships
  • Given the Crowd Pleaser Award for Women by the Cougar Club

1988-1989 | Senior Year

  • Volvo pre-season ranking of 11th in both singles and doubles
  • Qualified for ITCA nationals in singles and reached the semifinals
  • Also won the doubles title, with her partner, Patti Urban, at the ITCA nationals
  • Named All-HCAC in singles
  • Received the ITCA Sportsmanship Award for the Central Region