Ann Schroeder is perhaps the most honored tennis player in Abilene history. As a junior player she was ranked No. 2 in singles in Texas and No.1 in doubles. At Cooper, she won district and regional championships in doubles and was runner-up in the state tournament in both 1972 and 1973. She also led Cooper to a runner-up finish in the first team tennis state tournament. She played collegiate tennis at Trinity University, which won three NCAA Division I national championships, and Schroeder was named an all-American as a senior. She played on the women’s professional tennis tour from 1978 to 1981 and achieved a world singles ranking of 148.