Will attend Northwest Missouri State in the Fall of 2017.
AS A FRESHMAN (2017): Compiled an overall 9-13 singles and 13-14 doubles record as a freshman for the Pirates ... Teamed with Lorenzo Camilli to go 11-10 in doubles action, including defeating No. 8-ranked Jaime Bueno and Oskar Nurmio of Saint Leo on Feb. 19 ... Member of the PBC Presidential Honor Roll.
IN GERMANY: Achieved a No. 5 ranking in Germany in U12, and No. 13 ranking in U14 ... Finished runner-up in doubles at the ITF Bergheim U18 tournament ... Twice was the runner up in the Bavarian Championships, at U14 and U16.
PERSONAL: Born Bjork Kurtze on February 8, 1995, in Munich, Germany ... Hometown is Eichenau, Germany ... Son of Anja and Thomas Kurtze ... Majoring in economics ... Enjoys tennis, basketball, golf and soccer ... Lists Roger Federer, Dominic Thiem, Dwayne Wade, Steph Curry and Ricky Fowler as favorite sports personalities.