Big Ten Medal of Honor: Petra Januskova, Penn State Women's Tennis
June 5, 2013
Petra Januskova capped off her record-setting career as a Nittany Lion with a fantastic senior season. She won the ITA Atlantic Regional Singles Championship in the fall and competed in the ITA/Riviera All-American Championships as well as being selected to compete in the USTA/ITA National Indoor Championship featuring the nation's top 32 players. This spring she led the Nittany Lions to one of their most successful seasons in program history. Januskova finished the season with a 27-9 singles record including a 16-5 record in dual matches. She finished her career with 92 singles victories, second all-time in program history behind only Olga Novikova's 95. In doubles play Januskova posted a 19-10 record and competed in the NCAA Doubles Tournament. Januskova was named the 2012-13 Ernest B. McCoy Award female winner. She was named ITA Atlantic Region Senior of the Year and was a unanimous selection to the All-Big Ten First Team for the second consecutive year and third time of her career. Januskova was ranked as high as No. 27 in the singles poll this season and is ranked No. 21 in the doubles poll, both are the highest in her career.