Huskers Tennis Players Honored by the Big Ten

The Big Ten Conference announced its women’s tennis individual honors on Wednesday morning following the conclusion of a shortened 2019-2020 season. Nebraska’s Claire Reifeis was unanimously named to the All-Big Ten team and Isabel Adrover Gallego earned the Sportsmanship Award for the Huskers.

Reifeis earned All-Big Ten accolades for the second year in a row. In 2020, the Indianapolis, Ind., native went 6-4 in singles play, including a 1-0 record in conference competition. On Feb. 23, Reifies defeated No. 119 Thasaporn Naklo of Iowa State 2-6, 6-4, 6-4 at the No. 1 spot, helping NU to a 5-2 win over the Cyclones. In doubles, Reifeis went 5-3 overall, playing with four different partners throughout the season. Reifeis will continue her tennis career at Nebraska for the 2020-21 season.

The second Husker honored by the Big Ten,Adrover Gallego earned the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, presented to athletes that demonstrate sportsmanship and citizenship on and off the court. The freshman from Mallorca, Spain, had a notable debut season going 5-2 in singles play and 4-2 in doubles. Off the court, Adrover Gallego made the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

2019-20 WOMEN’S TENNIS ALL-BIG TEN TEAM 
As selected by Big Ten coaches

Asuka Kawai, Illinois
Mia Rabinowitz, Illinois
ELISE VAN HEUVELEN TREADWELL, IOWA
AYANA AKLI, MARYLAND
Andrea Cerdan, Michigan
GIULIA PAIRONE, MICHIGAN
Mary Lewis, Michigan State
Dalila Said, Minnesota
CLAIRE REIFEIS, NEBRASKA 
JULIE BRYNE, NORTHWESTERN
SHIORI FUKUDA, OHIO STATE
Danielle Wolf, Ohio State
Ena Babic, Purdue
DENISE STOICA, WISCONSIN

PLAYER OF THE YEAR 
Shiori Fukuda, Ohio State

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR 
Ayana Akli, Maryland

Unanimous selections designated in ALL CAPS

SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD HONOREES

Josie Frazier, Illinois
Annabelle Andrinopoulos, Indiana
Danielle Bauers, Iowa
Saya Usui, Maryland
Nicole Hammond, Michigan
Sammie Memije, Michigan State
Cammy Frei, Minnesota
Isabel Adrover Gallego, Nebraska 
Hannah McColgan, Northwestern
Kolie Allen, Ohio State
Gracey Hirsch, Penn State
Zala Dovnik, Purdue
Sydney Kaplan, Rutgers
Xinyu Cai, Wisconsin

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