Former Ute All-American Ruth Ann Escobedo is in her eighth year as an assistant coach with the Utah women's tennis program. Escobedo is in her second stint with the program overall, also serving four years in a previous stint as an assistant coach.
During her four-year career at Utah, the former Ruth Ann Stevens, garnered several honors. She was an All-American in 1992 and earned all-conference honors every year she played (1989-92). With doubles partner Lisa Salvatierra, she ranked 12th nationally and was the No. 5 seed at the 1992 NCAA Championships. With partner Allison Bradford in '91, she was ranked as high as No. 2 nationally. The Utah native was a three-time NCAA qualifier.
Escobedo is a certified USPTA teaching pro. She worked as an assistant pro for 10 years at the Snowbird Canyon Racquet Club. She is currently teaching tennis at Eccles Tennis Center. During her previous stop at the U., she coached former Utes Allison Bradford and Mirja Wallmark to top 100 rankings in the NCAA.
Escobedo is 35 years old and lives in her hometown of Salt Lake City. She has two children: Calvin and Anna.