Women's Tennis
Falkin Garners All-Big Ten Recognition

 
This is Falkin's third consecutive All-Big Ten accolade
This is Falkin's third consecutive All-Big Ten accolade
 

April 24, 2014

PARK RIDGE, Ill. – Senior Allison Falkin was named second-team All-Big Ten, the conference announced during the Big Ten Tournament Banquet Thursday night. The award marks the third career All-Conference accolade for Falkin, who garnered first-team recognition in 2012 and 2013.

Falkin, who has been playing at No. 1 for the Illini for 15 of the matches this spring, boasts an 8-10 record this spring. The Roswell, Georgia, native features the same record (8-10) in doubles play. In the fall, Falkin qualified for the Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships with her doubles partner Melissa Kopinski.

Freshman Louise Kwong was Illinois’ Sportsmanship Award recipient, given to individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship, ethical behavior and strong academic performance and who have demonstrated good citizenship outside of tennis.

The Illini have produced at least one All-Big Ten honoree in each of the last 14 seasons.

The fifth-seeded Orange and Blue will take on fourth-seeded Purdue tomorrow at 10 a.m. CT in the quarterfinal round of the Big Ten Tournament in Evanston, Illinois. 

2013-14 WOMEN’S TENNIS ALL-BIG TEN TEAMS

First-Team All-Big Ten

Ruth Seaborne, Iowa

EMINA BEKTAS, Michigan

Brooke Bolender, Michigan

Sarah Lee, Michigan

RONIT YUROVSKY, Michigan

MARINA BOHRER, Michigan State

Alicia Barnett, Northwestern

VERONICA CORNING, Northwestern

Belinda Niu, Northwestern

Miho Kowase, Ohio State

GABRIELLA DE SANTIS, Ohio State

Lauren Chypyha, Wisconsin

 

Second-Team All-Big Ten

Allison Falkin, Illinois

Sophie Garre, Indiana

Katie Klyczek, Indiana

Tereza Brichacova, Minnesota

Sandy Niehaus, Ohio State

Dasha Sapogova, Penn State

 

Unanimous selections in CAPS

 

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Athlete of the Year: Emina Bektas, Michigan

Freshman of the Year: Gabriella De Santis, Ohio State

Coach of the Year: Ronni Bernstein, Michigan

 

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD HONOREES

Louise Kwong, Illinois

Kayla Fujimoto, Indiana

Aimee Tarun, Iowa

Sarah Lee, Michigan

Athena Trouillot, Michigan State

Natallia Pintusava, Minnesota

Maike Zeppernick, Nebraska

Nida Hamilton, Northwestern

Noelle Malley, Ohio State

Marie-Frederique Bedard, Penn State

Andjela Djokovic, Purdue

Anastasia Tripolskaya, Wisconsin

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