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Big Ten women's tennis reeled in five regional awards on Wednesday, with three student-athletes and two coaches receiving recognition. The complete list of Big Ten regional honorees can be found below.
WILSON/ITA COACH OF THE YEAR
Ronni Bernstein, Michigan - Midwest Region
ASSISTANT COACH OF THE YEAR
Jackie Holden, Northwestern - Midwest Region
SENIOR OF THE YEAR
Maria Mosolova, Northwestern - Midwest Region
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR
Brooke Bolender, Michigan - Midwest Region
CISSIE LEARY AWARD FOR SPORTSMANSHIP
Mariana Spilca, Minnesota - Central Region
Illinois' Annie McCarthy has been tabbed the 2011 Wilson/ITA National Promoter of the Year, as announced last week. The award is given annually to individuals who promote the game of tennis at the collegiate level by devoting consistent time and effort to promotional activities and who support and bring awareness to either their school program or to the sport as a whole.
After defeating Northwestern, 6-1, on Saturday afternoon, Michigan clinched its second-straight and third overall Big Ten Women's Tennis Championship. The 10th-ranked Wolverines finished the regular season at 10-0 in conference play and 20-3 overall.
Click here to see Michigan's recap.
This weekend will feature the final regular-season action for all 11 Big Ten women's tennis teams. The Big Ten Champion will also be decided this weekend, with 9-0 Michigan and 8-0 Northwestern squaring off on Saturday for a chance at the title. With a win, the 10th-ranked Wolverines would clinch the title outright. If the 17th-ranked Wildcats win, they would clinch at least a share of the title and could clinch the crown outright with a win at Michigan State on Sunday. The complete weekend schedule can be found below.
ILLINOIS at MINNESOTA - 6 p.m. CT
#62 OHIO STATE at INDIANA - 11 a.m. ET
#17 NORTHWESTERN at #10 MICHIGAN - 11 a.m. ET
IOWA at WISCONSIN - Noon CT
PENN STATE at #68 PURDUE - Noon ET
PENN STATE at INDIANA - 11 a.m. ET
#17 NORTHWESTERN at MICHIGAN STATE - 11 a.m. ET
ILLINOIS at WISCONSIN - Noon CT
IOWA at MINNESOTA - Noon CT
#62 OHIO STATE at #68 PURDUE - Noon ET