ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota State's Florencia Magni was named as The Summit League's women's tennis player of the week for her performance April 9-15.
Florencia Magni, South Dakota State
Fr., Cordoba, Argentina
Magni received her first career award after posting a 3-0 singles record and 2-0 doubles mark as South Dakota State went 4-0 during Summit League Cluster play to earn its first tournament berth. Playing at the No.1 singles position, Magni collected three straight-set victories, topping Oakland's Emily Raidt (3 and 3), South Dakota's Milica Pavlovic (2 and 4) and IUPUI's Bobbi Modesto (1 and 2). Magni teamed with Beatriz Souza at No. 3 doubles for wins in both matches the duo started, besting USD 8-0 and Omaha 8-3. Magni improved her singles record to 12-11 and her doubles mark to 14-7 this spring.
Also nominated: Theresa Neumeyr, Fort Wayne; Bobbi Modesto, IUPUI; Maddie Schulte, Kansas City; Hafsa Laraibi, South Dakota; Kristen Havelka, Western Illinois.
Previous recipients: 1/28 – Ffion Davies, South Dakota State; 2/5 – Eva Dalvai, Kansas City; 2/12 – Caterina Kiefer, Fort Wayne; 2/19 – Maddie Schulte, Kansas City; 2/26 - Beatriz Souza, South Dakota State; 3/5 – Ffion Davies, South Dakota State; 3/12 – Caterina Kiefer, Fort Wayne; 3/19 – Anita Henestrosa, Fort Wayne; 3/26 – Milica Pavlovic, South Dakota; 4/2 – Laura Bouet, Kansas City; 4/9 – Miloslava Shustova, Fort Wayne.
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Entering its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 144,000 at nine universities, four of which are located in top 58 U.S. metro populations (Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City and Omaha). Member institutions include: Fort Wayne (Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), Kansas City (University of Missouri-Kansas City), North Dakota State University, Oakland University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced 54 All-Americans, 37 Academic All-America selections and seven NCAA Championships. For more information about the league and its history, visit www.thesummitleague.org to "See The Summit" or follow on Twitter @thesummitleague.