April 23, 2014
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Steph Shogren of Bethel (Kan.) has been named the NAIA Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. Shogren was selected based on her performances from April 14-20 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, independent and unaffiliated grouping award winners.
Shogren, a senior from Hesston, Kan., led Bethel to a 3-0 week with convincing wins over Southwestern (Kan.) (8-1), Tabor (Kan.) (9-0) and Bethany (Kan.) (9-0). Shogren had a perfect week at No. 2 singles, defeating Tyler Herrell of Southwestern (6-0, 6-0), Anna Friesen of Tabor (6-0, 6-1) and Juliana Bezerra of Bethany (6-3, 6-0). With her partner, Bree Honer, Shogren also recorded an unblemished week at No. 1 doubles, with victories over the top doubles tandems from Southwestern (8-1), Tabor (9-0) and Bethany (9-0).
On the year, Shogren holds an 8-3 record in singles matches and is 9-2 in doubles play.
For the complete Women’s Tennis Player of the Week calendar, click here.
Nominees: Danielle Hoffman, St. Francis (Ill.); Rachel Bottorff, Indiana Wesleyan; Kendra Ritter, Doane (Neb.); Katelyn Koll, Concordia (Neb.); Brion Flowers, Xavier (La.); Brooke Vorhees, McPherson (Kan.); Sadie Pfau, Southwestern (Kan.); Alena Gizdić, Cumberland (Tenn.); Jacqueline Otis, Georgetown (Ky.); Anna Helena Pinto, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Celine Lenertz, Auburn Montgomery (Ala.); Theresa Schmaus, SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Angelica Woods, Davenport (Mich.).
2014 Women’s Tennis Players of the Week
Week 1 (March 19): Valeria Podda, Georgia Gwinnett
Week 2 (March 26): Alyssa Fuentes, Davenport (Mich.)
Week 3 (April 2): Neesha Thirumalaichelvam, Cumberlands (Ky.)
Week 4 (April 9): Anastasiia Baranova, Oklahoma Baptist
Week 5 (April 16): Katie Wilson, Indiana Wesleyan
Week 6 (April 23): Steph Shogren, Bethel (Kan.)