The ACU tennis team capped their last year in the Lone Star Conference by compiling 22 post season awards for their play in the regular season.
“I think it says we are very deep and everyone is a vital asset to the team,” Brittney Reed said. “It means a lot to me. I am thankful to be selected on a team of such great players.”
Hans Hach and Julia Mongin each grabbed Player of the Year Awards for the third time in as many years.
Head coach Hutton Jones also came away with coach of the year honors for the fourth time after coaching the women’s team through another undefeated season in conference play.
The Wildcats also collected plenty of all-all conference selections as Mongin and Hach were joined by Guiherme Gesser, Jason Proctor and Borja Cortes on the men’s side.
“I think it is not only a proud moment for the team but also for the school,” Micah Hermsdorf said. “To end our last season in Division II by winning all of these awards in preparation for going Division I is a great accomplishment.”
Joining them wereÂ Hermsdorf, Hannah Kelley and Reed on the women’s side.
“It is exciting to find out that you won an honor without trying for an award,” Hersdorf said. “It is exciting for not only me but for all the players on the team that received one.”
ACU also swept freshman of the year honors, with both Kaysie Hermsdorf and Nicklas Wingord representing the women’s and men’s team respectively.
The Wildcats also earned awards for their academics and sportsmanship, as MicahÂ won Academic Player of the Year. Emily Conrad and Hach were also honorees.
“I think it is more important to get awards based on attitude,” Hermsdorf said. “Our coach is really big on attitude and not just about winning and losing. It is nice to be acknowledged not only for our talent but also the way we carry ourselves with our talent by showing sportsmanship.”
Laura Mongin was one of three players that earned the Sportsmanship Player of the Year.
The women’s team will play in the Round of 16 May 8th in Sunrise, Ariz. after dismantling Tarleton State in the regional finals 5-0 in front of the ACU home crowd.