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Trgovich earns All-Big Ten honors


ON WISCONSIN <b> Sophomore Nicky Stracar won the Sportsmanship Award for Wisconsin. </b>
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Sophomore Nicky Stracar won the Sportsmanship Award for Wisconsin.
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April 27, 2012

MADISON, Wis. -- Senior Alaina Trgovich was recognized as a second-team All-Big Ten honoree when the Big Ten Conference announced its women's tennis award winners at the tournament banquet Thursday night.

Trgovich was the lone Badger to receive All-Big Ten honors. The senior entered the 2011 Big Ten Women's Tennis Tournament with a 12-10 singles record, with four of those wins coming from the No. 1 spot. The Munster, Ind., native earned her first career victory over a ranked opponent after knocking off then-No. 65 Leslie Hureau of Indiana at the top spot on April 15. Trgovich also posted a team-best 14-9 doubles mark.

Trgovich's award marks the second-straight year Wisconsin has received second-team All-Big Ten honors after Jenny Hois was named an honoree last season.

The Big Ten also recognized 12 student-athletes for their sportsmanship and ethical behavior in addition to good academic standing with the Sportsmanship Award. Sophomore Nicky Stracar won the award for UW. The Jericho, N.Y., native finished the regular season with a 9-8 doubles record, while going 6-11 in singles.

Nebraska's Mary Weatherholt was named Big Ten Athlete of the Year, while Emina Bektas earned the conference's Freshman of the Year award. Michigan's Ronni Bernstein and Nebraska's Scott Jacobson each earned a share of Coach of the Year honors.

The Badgers lost their opening round match at the Big Ten Tournament Thursday, falling to No. 53 Indiana, 4-0, in Columbus, Ohio

WOMEN'S TENNIS ALL-BIG TEN Honors

First Team All-Big Ten

Allison Falkin, Illinois

Melissa Kopinski, Illinois

Leslie Hureau, Indiana

SONJA MOLNAR, Iowa

EMINA BEKTAS, Michigan

BROOKE BOLENDER, Michigan

Natallia Pintusava, Minnesota

MARY WEATHERHOLT, Nebraska

Belinda Niu, Northwestern

KATE TURVY, Northwestern

PETRA JANUSKOVA, Penn State

Jennifer Rabot, Purdue


Second Team All-Big Ten

Marisa Lambropoulus, Illinois

Sarah Lee, Michigan

Patricia Veresova, Nebraska

Brittany Wowchuck, Northwestern

Chelsea Utting, Penn State

Alaina Trgovich, Wisconsin


Unanimous selections in CAPS

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Athlete of the Year: Mary Weatherholt, Nebraska

Freshman of the Year: EMINA BEKTAS, Michigan

Co-Coach of the Year: Ronni Bernstein, Michigan

Co-Coach of the Year: Scott Jacobson, Nebraska

Unanimous selections in CAPS


SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD HONOREES

Melissa Kopinski, Illinois

Sophie Garre, Indiana

Cassandra Escobar, Iowa

Mimi Nguyen, Michigan

Dana Guentert, Michigan State

Alexa Palen, Minnesota

Mary Weatherholt, Nebraska

Veronica Corning, Northwestern

Tiffany Dittmer, Ohio State

Nina Sertic, Penn State

Lynda Xepoleas, Purdue

Nicky Stracar, Wisconsin

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