General: One of the most consistent and reliable student-athletes to ever play for head coach Bryan Shelton ... Didn't earn the most prestigious awards, but perhaps has the most important in Georgia Tech's history, as she became the first women's tennis player from Georgia Tech to be named the ACC Tournament MVP when she did so in 2005 after guiding Tech to its first ACC Championship, and became the first women's tennis player from Georgia Tech to be named the NCAA Tournament MVP when she did so in 2007 after guiding Tech to its first NCAA Team Championship in ANY sport ... An All-Atlantic Coast Conference honoree in both 2005 and 2007 ... Teamed with Kristi Miller to become the first duo to represent Georgia Tech in the NCAA Doubles Championships (2005) ... Graduated holding the school record in doubles victories (98) while ranking second in career singles wins (106) ... Also held the fourth-best mark for career singles winning percentage (.711) and stood fifth with a .636 career doubles winning percentage ... A player that steadily improved all aspects of her game since arriving on the Flats ...Four-time member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll (2004-07) and a recipient of the 2004 ITA Scholar-Athlete Award while helping Tech to two ITA All-Academic Team honors in 2004 and '05 ... Recipient of the 2006 ITA South Region Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship and the 2007 ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship ... Received a 2007 ACC Postgraduate Scholarship ... Served as the vice president on the 2006 Georgia Tech Student-Athlete Advisory Board.
2006-07: One of three Yellow Jackets named to the 2007 All-ACC team ... Finished the season by winning her last nine singles matches, including three at the NCAA Championshps ... Perhaps the biggest win of her career came when she clinched match point for the Yellow Jackets with a 7-5, 5-7, 6-1 win over UCLA's 40th-ranked Tracy Lin in the NCAA Championship match ... Had also posted a pair of straight-set wins over Fresno State's 54th-ranked Renata Kucerkova and Notre Dame's No. 124 Christian Thompson earlier in the week ... Also teamed with freshman Amanda Craddock to post a pair of key victories in the NCAA Championships, defeating Notre Dame's 22nd-ranked Brook Buck and Kelcy Tefft, 8-3, in the quarterfinals before stopping Cal's Nina Henkel and Stephanie Kusano, 8-2, in the semis ... Finished the year ranked No. 26 in the nation in doubles and No. 67 in singles ... Clinched the Jackets' 4-3 win at Northwestern with a 6-1, 7-5 victory over No. 66 Lauren Lui ... Won four of her last five games against North Carolina's Sara Anundsen in the ITA National Team Championships to clinch match point for the Jackets with a 7-6 (3), 6-7 (2), 6-4 victory ... Finished the year with 10 singles wins against ranked opponents ... Posted an 8-3 record in singles during the fall, including a 3-2 mark against ranked opponents ... Advanced to the quarterfinals of the Wilson/ITA South Region Championships and the semifinals of the Kitty Harrison Invitational ... Ranked No. 54 in the nation in singles and No. 20 in doubles ... Went 4-4 in doubles action, advancing to the semifinals of the Wilson/ITA South Region Championships and the quarterfinals of the ITA National Indoor Championships.
2005-06: Finished the season ranked 77th in singles play ... Earned the ITA South Region Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship ... Ranked as high as 61st in singles and fifth in doubles during the season ... Posted a 27-9 singles record, including a 20-6 mark in dual matches ... Her 20 dual-match victories ranks fifth in the Tech single-season record books ... Went 29-9 in doubles play, primarily teaming with Kacie Anson ... Defeated Clemson's Carol Salge in straight sets (6-3, 6-2) to help Tech to a 4-3 win over the Tigers ... Stopped 15th-ranked Alexis Prousis of Northwestern for her top victory of the season ... Went 7-4 against ranked opponents during the season ... Led Tech to a 4-3 win over Virginia with a 6-3, 6-1 victory over No. 125 Rachel DelPriore ... Posted a 7-5, 6-2 win against No. 83 Audrey Banada to aid in the Jackets' 4-3 win at Miami ... Finished the season by posting four-straight doubles wins with Kacie Anson, including an 8-3 win over Miami's Caren Seenauth and Patricia Starzyk in the ACC Championship match and three in the NCAA Tournament.
2004-05: Quietly put together one of the most productive seasons in school history as she became one of just two players in school history (the other being current teammate Kristi Miller) to record at least 30 singles and 25 doubles wins in the same season ... Part of the first doubles team to ever represent Georgia Tech women's tennis in the NCAA Doubles Championship when she did so with Miller ... Teamed with Miller to set the record for most doubles wins in a season in school history (29) ... Earned all-ACC honors for the first time in her career after going 12-1 against ACC opponents during the spring...Biggest win of the season came in the championship match at the ACC Tournament against Miami's Patricia Starzyk, where she came from behind to win, 5-7, 6-4, 6-2, which clinched the ACC title for the Jackets and earned her ACC Tournament MVP honors ... Was 6-1 in her last seven singles matches of the season, including three wins in the ACC Tournament and two in the NCAA Championships ... After beginning the spring with a 3-4 record, closed out the dual-match season with a 16-2 mark, including 11 straight-set wins ... Entered the dual-match season on an eight-match win streak, including three wins in both the Georgia Tech and Michigan Invitationals ... Finished the season ranked 18th in the nation in doubles with Miller after climbing as high as No. 11 in February ... Recorded seven wins over ranked opponents with Miller during the year ... Captured the doubles title of the Baylor Invitational, including posting an 8-5 win over the nation's top-ranked doubles tandem in the quarterfinal match, and also advanced to the semifinals of the ITA Qualifier before dropping an 8-6 decision to UCLA's 17th-ranked duo of Daniela Bercek and Riza Zalameda ... Top doubles wins of the year came against No. 1 Dianne Hollands and Maja Mlakar of Arizona in the fall and vs. No. 9 Zuzana Cerna and Daniela Covello of Baylor in the spring ... Teamed with Miller to win four of her last five doubles matches, including a key 9-7 win over No. 48 Audrey Banada and Melissa Applebaum of Miami to clinch the doubles point for the Jackets in the finals of the ACC Championship ... Went 17-6 at the No. 4 singles position and was 1-0 at both the No. 2 and No. 3 slots; Played 19 matches with Miller atop the doubles lineup, going 12-7, and also posted a 2-1 mark at No. 3 doubles with Whitney McCray.
2003-04: Played primarily in the Nos. 2-4 positions in the singles lineup and was second on the team with 22 overall singles victories during the season ... Went 13-9 during the spring and 5-3 in matches versus ACC opponents ... Posted a 6-3, 6-4 victory over Alabama's Melissa Minor in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Went 15-14 in doubles play and 10-9 in dual matches ... Combined with Kacie Anson for a 7-10 record on the season ... Top victory of the year came against Alabama's Mari Muller and Sonja Nikolic in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, 9-7 ... Also won a pair of ACC matches against Virginia and Maryland with Anson ... Advanced to the finals of the Southern Collegiate Championships after defeating Georgia State's Anne Breihotz and Simona Foltyn, 8-3, in the semifinals.
High School/Junior Tennis: Played tennis just one year at St. Thomas Aquinas ... In that season, she lettered, played in the top position and was the team captain ... Was the Midwest Doubles Champion in 2001 ... Named all-state and MVP in 1999 ... Earned a national ranking of 63rd in the girls' 18's in 2003...Received the sportsmanship and english awards for her high school ... President of the National Honors Society and a class representative at St. Aquinas.
Personal: Full name is Alison Jo Silverio ... Born January 19, 1985 ... Daughter of Edward and Debra Silverio ... Has a brother named Anthony ... Father played football at West Virginia for four years ... Enjoys ballroom dancing and horseback riding in her spare time ... Dean's List student majoring in management at Tech.
Alison Silverio's Career Statistics
SINGLES DOUBLES Year Dual Overall Dual Overall 2004 13-9 (.591) 22-14 (.611) 10-9 (.526) 15-14 (.517) 2005 19-6 (.760) 30-10 (.750) 14-8 (.636) 29-16 (.644) 2006 20-6 (.769) 27-9 (.750) 21-7 (.750) 29-9 (.763) 2007 18-7 (.720) 27-10 (.730) 20-10 (.667) 25-17 (.595) TOTAL 70-28 (.714) 106-43 (.711) 65-34 (.657) 98-56 (.636)