Who is Prim Siripipat?
Prim Siripipat was born on 15 January 1981, in Mexico, Missouri, USA. She is a former tennis player turned coach, former broadcasting personality, and a counseling psychologist. At one point during her career, she was an anchor for the television network ESPN, and was the host of the show “Spain and Prim” which aired through ESPN Radio.
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The Riches of Prim Siripipat
How rich is Prim Siripipat? As of late-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $700,000, earned through success in her numerous endeavors. As she continues to work, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Tennis
Prim grew up in Mexico and was raised by her parents, though it is not known if she had any siblings. At a very young age, she became exposed to numerous fields, and was showing a lot of inclination towards athletic activities; she took up dancing classes, swimming, and gymnastics, and also took piano lessons though did not really fully pursue it.
At the age of seven, she began taking lessons in both tennis and ballet, focusing on the former.
In the span of three years, she had managed to develop her skills significantly, and her mother decided that they should move to Tampa, Florida where she would have more opportunities to improve. She attended Saddlebrook Preparatory School, training alongside such future champion players as Martina Hingis and Jennifer Capriati. The school is located in Tampa, and is known for its tennis and golf academies, which are a part of Saddlebrook Resort.
Success in Tennis, Further Education, and Abrupt Retirement
As a junior, Siripipat began travelling with the US National Team, and would become one of the top 10 players in the US playing under the age of 18. After matriculating from high school, she received a full scholarship at Duke University. The private university was founded in 1838, and is named after tobacco industrialist and philanthropist Washington Duke. Their campus spans over 8600 acres and incorporates Gothic as well as Georgian architecture. The school is known for producing numerous high profile alumni such as Turing Award winners and Nobel laureates.
During her time there, she played with the Duke Blue Devils, the university’s representative in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division I, its name is taken from a well-known light infantry battalion from World War I. Her team ranked in the top 10 in the league, and she helped them win the Indoor National Championship during her senior year. However, at around this point she suffered a lot of injuries, having been playing the sport since her youth. She experienced two stress fractures in her back, and even underwent surgery for her knees as well as her shoulder.
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She knew then that she wouldn’t be able to transition towards the professional scene after college due to her injuries, spelling the end for her playing career.
Prim completed a degree in biological anthropology and anatomy from Duke University. Following the completion of her education, she worked as an intern for WRAL-TV. In 2004, she took an opportunity to next work for ESPN by trying out for the show “Dream Job”, but was unsuccessful. A few years later in 2007, she moved to Miami to work as a sports reporter for CBS 4, but then reached her goal in 2011, when she was offered a job to become an anchor for ESPN.
Entertainment and Sports Programming Network (ESPN) was founded in 1989, and is among the most successful sports networks in history. It has also been known for their controversy, due to biased alleged coverage, conflict of interest, and problems with some of their broadcasters. During her time there, Prim did a lot of tennis analysis and also did guest work on ESPN Radio. However, she recently decided to leave the network, though no details have been specified about her departure. She is currently studying for a Ph.D after completing a master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. She currently works as a professional tennis mentor, coach and psychologist.
Personal Life and Recent Endeavors
For her personal life, she comes from a very ethnically diverse family. It is known that Siripipat married Ben Michael Aronson in 2017 after a year-long engagement; they now have a child together. She also knows how to play other musical instruments, mostly wind instruments such as the saxophone and clarinet. Sometime in 2018, she decided to train once more to try her hand out at competing in tennis professionally, a dream that she once decided to move away from due to injuries.
Many believe that this is the reason she left her duties at ESPN. She competed in one of the major tennis tournaments of the year in the 2019 US Open and while she did not finish highly in the tournament, she was happy to get back to form. After the tournament, she returned her focus to raising her child and supporting her family. She also does a bit of modelling work – she loves dressing for comfort as opposed to wearing stylish clothes that are uncomfortable. She does her best to maintain an athletic form, often spending time at the gym, or playing tennis socially.