By Mike DeVader, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Andrea Crook of Arizona Christian has been named the NAIA National Women's Tennis Player of the Week, the national office announced Wednesday. She was selected based on her performances from April 6 – 12 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.
National Tennis Player of the Week
Andrea Crook, Arizona Christian
Fr., Cave Creek, Ariz.
• Crook was victorious in three singles matches and two doubles competitions this week against three different opponents from April 7-11. Two of the three duals were on the road.
• The freshman took care of NCAA Division I California-Riverside in No. 1 doubles with Mikayla Morgan (6-4) and then-No. 17 Vanguard (Calif.) (8-3).
• In singles play, Crook fought back to beat California-Riverside 3-6, 6-1, 6-4. Both her other singles tilts were straight sets of 6-1, 6-0 (Hope International (Calif.)) and 7-6, 6-0 (Vanguard.).
• Grabs first national award while leading her ninth-ranked squad to a 22-1 record so far this year.
The fifth Women’s Tennis Player of the Week will be released on April 22.
For the complete 2015 Tennis Player of the Week schedule, click here.
Nominees: Courtney Huels, Stephens (Mo.); Stanislava Klymova, Reinhardt (Ga.); Rachel Hodas, Milligan (Tenn.); Viktoria Monakhova, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Lori Haas, Purdue Calumet (Ind.); Katie Wilson, Indiana Wesleyan; Bethany Blodgett, Bethel (Ind.); Katherine Ternent, Nebraska Wesleyan; Cassie Stanek, Morningside (Iowa); Daniela Lozano, Northwestern (Iowa); Annie Horn, Concordia (Neb.); Jessica Worring, Graceland (Iowa); Amy Fritz, Evangel (Mo.); Anna Mankoski, Southwestern (Kan.); Bree Honer, Bethel (Kan.); Chandler Short, McPherson (Kan.) ; Bree Honer, Bethel (Kan.); Heather Koester, Kansas Wesleyan; Angelica Sepulveda, Cumberland (Tenn.); Anna Gaprindashvili, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Isabella Dale, Cumberlands (Ky.); Megan Charity, Campbellsville (Ky.); Marcela Soalheiro, Mobile (Ala.); Emy Alplund, Coastal Georgia; Maria Barragan, SCAD Savannah (Ga.); Angelica Woods, Davenport (Mich.); Lea Jansen, Aquinas (Mich.); Valeria Popko, Northwestern Ohio.
2014-15 Women's Tennis Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (March 25): Camille Gbaguidi, SCAD Savannah (Ga.)
Week 2 (April 1): Adela Gil, Missouri Valley
Week 3 (April 8): Caroline Vernet, Xavier (La.)
Week 4 (April 15): Andrea Crook, Arizona Christian