Shiori Fukuda

Player profile

  • Year RS Junior
  • Hometown Tokyo, Japan
  • High School Hinode High School
  • Height 5-6

Ohio State Career

  • Earned bachelor’s degree in communication in Summer 2020
  • 2020 ITA All-American
  • 2020 Big Ten Athlete of the Year
  • Unanimous three-time First Team All-B1G (2018, ’19, ’20)
  • 2018 ITA Midwest Region Rookie of the Year
  • 2018 Big Ten Freshman of the Year
  • Two-time B1G Athlete of the Week
  • In the ITA rankings for nearly her whole Ohio State career, including personal-best eighth in 2020
  • Three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten pick

2019-20 (Junior Season)

  • Named an ITA All-American, awarded to players who finished the year ranked in the Top 20
  • Fifth Buckeye to earn All-America accolades and third to be honored in singles
  • Voted Big Ten Athlete of the Year and unanimous First Team All-Big Ten
  • Rose from No. 79 in the preseason rankings to a high of eighth in February, ending season at No. 11
  • Led team with 24-7 overall singles record and 9-3 dual mark
  • Posted 12-10 doubles record on the year, with 5-6 record in dual matches
  • Notched a straight-set victory in Buckeye win over Duke
  • Ended year on five-match winning streak, with wins over Kentucky, Arizona State, Purdue, Florida State and Northwestern
  • Win over Michigan at ITA National Team Indoors
  • Named Big Ten Athlete of the Week Jan. 28 after defeating two ranked opponents during ITA Kickoff Weekend; clinched team’s 4-3 win with three-set victory against Oklahoma State to advance to the ITA Team Indoor Championship and posted a victory over Wake Forest
  • Big Ten Athlete of the Week Jan. 21 after going undefeated at Michigan Invite, including two ranked singles wins and two doubles victories
  • Earned a spot in the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships and made it to the Round of 16
  • Runner-up at the ITA Midwest Regional Championships in both singles and doubles with partner Luna Dormet
  • Runner-up at the USTA Fall Ranked Spotlight
  • At an ITF $15K in Lubbock, Texas, Fukuda reached the doubles final and advanced to the singles quarterfinals
  • Academic All-Big Ten selection and an Ohio State Scholar-Athlete

Summer 2019

  • Won 15K Vitro ITF Gimcheon Tournament in Gimcheon, Korea in June
  • Title was first career at a professional event

2018-19 (Sophomore Season)

  • Unanimous All-Big Ten selection
  • 24-12 in singles on the year, tying for second on the squad in overall wins; 18-7 in dual matches to rank second on the team in victories (5-4 on court one, 9-2 on court two, 4-1 on court three)
  • 20-14 overall in doubles, posting 11-9 dual record, with 17 matches on court one
  • Ranked the majority of the year in singles, reaching a high of No. 72 Feb. 20 and April 2 and ending the season No. 121
  • Ranked in doubles with Isabelle Boulais through the spring, rising as high as No. 19 March 5 and standing at No. 42 at the end of the year; Also ranked with Luna Dormet for two weeks in the spring
  • Eight-match singles winning streak Feb. 24-March 29
  • Won in straight sets, dropping just one game, in NCAA match vs. Georgia Tech
  • Recorded six singles wins and nine doubles victories in tournament play
  • Reached ITA Midwest Regional doubles final with Luna Dormet, falling to Michigan’s duo of Fahey/Minor in the final, 8-6; defeated No. 30-ranked team from Illinois in the quarterfinals
  • Topped Fahey and Minor with Luna Dormet at Michigan Invitational in January
  • Posted two singles wins at ITA Midwest Regional before losing in three sets in quarterfinals to Michigan’s Brienne Minor
  • Six of 11 tournament singles matches went to three sets
  • 4-1 in last five singles matches, including wins over Georgia Tech and Tennessee in Michigan Invitational
  • An Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten selection

2017-18 (Freshman Season)

  • ITA Midwest Region Rookie of the Year and Big Ten Freshman of the Year
  • Unanimous First Team All-Big Ten selection
  • 23-10 overall, 15-3 in dual matches in singles
  • 9-2 in Big Ten play in singles, all on court two, and 7-2 in B1G play in doubles, all on court one
  • Ended season ranked No. 107 in singles
  • 13-4 in doubles dual matches (all with Anna Sanford) on court one
  • 21-11 overall in doubles, tying for team lead in wins
  • Ranked No. 41 at the end of the year with Sanford and also ranked No. 81 with Maria Tyrina
  • Reached final of ITA Midwest Regional singles tournament
  • Won 10 of final 13 singles matches, with just one loss and two unfinished matches
  • Earned Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and Academic All-Big Ten accolades

2016-17 (Redshirt Season)

  • Did not see match action after joining the squad in January.

Prior to Ohio State

  • Graduated from Hinode High School
  • Quarterfinalist at Osaka Mayor’s Cup World Super Junior tournament
  • Won 2014 Dunlop Srixon Japan Open Junior Doubles title
  • 013 PHINMA International Junior Singles and Doubles Champion in both weeks of the competition
  • Competed in Fed Cup in 2013 and in 2014 Australian Open Junior tournament
  • 2013 MUFG Singles Junior Tennis Tournament Champion
  • Quarterfinalist at All-Japan Junior Tennis Tournament in 2014, ‘14 and ’09; doubles runner-up in 2015
  • National High School Championships quarterfinalist in 2014 and reached third round in 2013


  • Daughter of Kenya and Hisako Fukuda and has a younger brother
  • Communication major
  • Enjoys watching baseball and sleeping
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