2016 NAIA Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – No. 5 (April 20)
By Colbi Howser, Communications and Sports Information Intern
KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Katie Wilson of Indiana Wesleyan 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 11-17 and was chosen out of a pool of conference, Association of Independent Institutions and unaffiliated group winners.
National Tennis Player of the Week
Katie Wilson, Indiana Wesleyan
Sr., Middletown, Ind.
• Led her team to a 5-4 win over NCAA Division II No. 28 Grand Valley State (Mich.) on April 16.
• Claimed victory in No. 1 singles (3-6, 6-1, 6-2) against Abby Perkins and No. 1 doubles (8-5) with partner Lucia Solis.
• Helped team to a 1-0 week en route to a 26-6 overall record.
• This is her second career player of the week honor.
Nominees: Michelle Tulchinskaya, St. Louis Pharmacy (Mo.); Karyna Sagalai, William Woods (Mo.); Paula Puentes, Reinhardt (Ga.); Priscila Nunez, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Cynthia Basu-Chavez, Purdue Calumet (Ind.); Monika Wynne, Spring Arbor (Mich.); Mikayla Schultz, Taylor (Ind.); Katherine Ternent, Nebraska Wesleyan; Cassie Stanek, Morningside (Iowa); Annie Allmand, Midland (Neb.); Charlene Goreau, Xavier (La.); Lilian Blasque, Missouri Valley; Valeria Podda, Georgia Gwinnett; Jessica Emoto, Tabor (Kan.); Nikki Thornburg, McPherson (Kan.); Cassidy Cook, Kansas Wesleyan; Chanel Williams, Cumberlands (Ky.); Angelica Sepulveda, Cumberland (Tenn.); Henar Munoz, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.); Betsabet Vasquez Hidalgo, LSU Alexandria; Brenda Rique, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Lauren Rosales, Loyola (La.); Lea Jansen, Aquinas (Mich.)
2015-16 Women's Tennis Composite Award Winners
Week 1 (March 23): Naomi Maehama, St. Thomas (Fla.)
Week 2 (March 30): Chiara Di Salvo, Georgia Gwinnett
Week 3 (April 06): Angelica Sepulveda, Cumberland (Tenn.)
Week 4 (April 13): Paige Murdock, SCAD Savannah (Ga.)
Week 5 (April 20): Katie Wilson, Indiana Wesleyan