Skip Span
Skip Span


Somers, N.Y.

High School:
Shawnee Mission East (Kan.)




68 ISU Student-Athletes Participate in Spring 2012 Commencement

The group represented 13 Redbird sports and 46 competed in the 2011-12 year.


Redbirds Beat Southern Illinois in First Round of MVC, 4-3

Head coach Cris James was impressed with the effort shown by his team.


Illinois State Comes Out On Top Against Southern Illinois, 4-3

The Redbirds beat Southern Illinois, 4-3, giving them a 2-3 MVC record going into the State Farm MVC Tournament next weekend.


'Birds Drop to Bradley, 5-2

The Redbirds won 1-of-3 matches in doubles play and 2-of-6 matches in singles action.


Redbirds Fall to Wichita State, 6-1

The loss moves the Redbirds to 6-11 overall and 1-2 in the Missouri Valley Conference.

2009-10: Posted overall records of 15-17 in singles and 13-14 in doubles... Received MVC Tennis Athlete of the Week honors for the week of March 23... Recorded ISU's lone point in match against then - No. 13 ranked Illinois at the No. 6 singles position (Mar. 19)... Reached the Flight B singles semifinals and Flight A doubles semifinals with Matej Zlatkovic at the Louisville Invitational (Sept. 13).

2008-09:Joined the Redbirds in summer 2008 ... earned MVC Tennis Athlete of the Week (Feb. 4) ... appointed to the MVC All-Select Team (April 24) ... garnered a national ITA doubles ranking of No. 56, prior to the Spring season with partner Daniel Tobar (Jan. 7) ... finished fourth in the Crimson singles flight at the Indiana Hoosier Classic (Sept. 14) ... finished second in Flight 2 doubles with Tobar, and second in Flight 3 singles at the 2008 MVC Individual Championships (Jan. 25) ... won the Flight A doubles title with Daniel Tobar at the Ball State Invitational, where he also finished in second place in Flight B singles (Oct. 5) ... earned a spot in Flight B doubles' quarterfinals at the Louisville Invitational, along with Tobar (Oct. 10) ... finished the season with a 22-13 singles mark and went 15-17 in doubles.

Personal: Full name is David Christopher Span ... Born 7/19/89 in Bronx, N.Y. ... son of David and Patricia Span ... has a younger brother: Brian (17) ... major: pre-medicine ... aspires to enter the pro-circuit and/or become a sports doctor.