McGaffigan Earns Player of the Week Accolades
March 8, 2006
Athlete of the Week
Laura McGaffigan, IND
JR - Davenport, Iowa - Bettendorf
In the Hoosiers' loss to sixth-ranked North Carolina, McGaffigan notched her first victory over a ranked opponent on the season and the second of her career, when she defeated No. 56 Caitlin Collins at No. 2 singles. In the Hoosiers Big Ten opener against Penn State on Sunday, the junior picked up two more wins. She teamed with Sarah Batty at No. 1 doubles, and helped the Hoosiers get the doubles point with an 8-4 victory. At No. 2 singles, McGaffigan topped Andreea Niculescu 7-6, 6-2 to improve her singles record to 10-4 this season.
The honor is the first for of McGaffigan's career.