Big Ten Women's Tennis All-Conference Teams and Individual Awards Announced
May 3, 2018



ROSEMONT, Ill.  -- The Big Ten women's tennis all-conference teams and individual awards were announced Thursday following the Big Ten Tournament. Michigan's Kate Fahey was named Athlete of the Year. Shiori Fukuda of Ohio State was honored as the Freshman of the Year. Illinois' Evan Clark collected Coach of the Year accolades.

Fahey becomes the fifth Wolverine selected as the Big Ten Athlete of the Year and first since Emina Bektas claimed the award in back-to-back seasons in 2014 and 2015. Fahey helped the Wolverines to their second Big Ten Tournament Championship title this season. She posted a 27-8 record in singles and is currently ranked 31st in the nation by the ITA, the highest ranking for a Big Ten performer.

Fukuda is the fourth Buckeye named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and third in the last five years following Gabriella De Santis (2014) and Francesca Di Lorenzo (2016). Fukuda is ranked 99th in the latest ITA rankings and has compiled a 23-10 singles record and a 21-11 mark in doubles.

Clark is the second Illinois coach to earn Big Ten Coach of the Year and first since Mary Tredennick in 1987. In his second season in Champaign, Clark has led the Fighting Illini to a 21-5 record including an 8-3 mark in Big Ten play with a third-place finish.

2018 All-Big Ten Women's Tennis Awards
As selected by Big Ten coaches

ALL-BIG TEN TEAM
Jaclyn Switkes, Illinois
Elise van Heuvelen, Iowa
Eva Alexandrova, Maryland
KATE FAHEY, Michigan
Chiara Lommer, Michigan
Brienne Minor, Michigan
Caroline Ryba, Minnesota
ERIN LARNER, Northwestern
MADDIE LIPP, Northwestern
Lee Or, Northwestern
SHIORI FUKUDA, Ohio State
ANNA SANFORD, Ohio State
SILVIA AMBROSIO, Purdue
LEXI KEBERLE, Wisconsin

ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Kate Fahey, Michigan

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Shiori Fukuda, Ohio State

COACH OF THE YEAR
Evan Clark, Illinois

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD HONOREES
Grace Tapak, Illinois
Xiwei Cai, Indiana
Anastasia Reimchen, Iowa
Millie Stretton, Maryland
Brienne Minor, Michigan
Samantha Memije, Michigan State
Mehvish Safdar, Minnesota
Vasanti Shinde, Nebraska
Lee Or, Northwestern
Olivia Sneed, Ohio State
Bennett Dunn, Penn State
Seira Shimizu, Purdue
Chloe Lee, Rutgers
Melissa Pick, Wisconsin

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