Thirteen Big 12 tennis student-athletes and five league coaches have garnered regional honors from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) for the 2014 season.
Five league coaches were awarded with ITA accolades. Oklahoma head coaches John Roddick (men's) and David Mullins (women's) picked up Central Region Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year honors. Roddick also won the award in 2012. OU assistants Bo Hodge (men’s) and Cristina Moros (women’s), both in their third seasons at Oklahoma, were honored for the first time in their careers.
In the Texas Region, Matt Knoll of Baylor was named the men's Coach of the Year. Knoll led Baylor to its first Championship title since 2009 and the eighth postseason title in program history.
Three Big 12 seniors garnered the Senior Player of the Year award, including Guillermo Alcorta (OU), Patrick Pradella (BU) and Whitney Ritchie (OU) while Andrew Harris (OU), George Goldhoff (UT) and Viktoriya Lushkova (OSU) were named Rookies of the Year.
Rodolfo Bustamante (TCU), Kanyapat Narattana (OSU) and Jordaan Sanford (BU) were honored for their successful senior campaigns with Most Improved Senior Player of the Year honors.
Julian Lenz (BU) and Breaunna Addison (UT) rounded out the performance awards for the Big 12, earning the title of ITA Players to Watch.
The league also picked up two sportsmanship awards. Texas' Soren Hess-Olesen and Elizabeth Begley both tallied the Arthur Ashe Leadership & Sportsmanship Award marking the second-consecutive year the Big 12 has had at least two recipients in the category.
2014 NCAA Division I Men’s ITA Regional Awards
Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year: John Roddick, Oklahoma
ITA Assistant Coach of the Year: Bo Hodge, Oklahoma
ITA Senior Player of the Year: Guillermo Alcorta, Oklahoma
ITA Rookie Player of the Year: Andrew Harris, Oklahoma
Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year: Matt Knoll, Baylor
ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportsmanship and Leadership Award: Soren Hess-Olesen, Texas
ITA Player to Watch: Julian Lenz, Baylor
ITA Senior Player of the Year: Patrick Pradella, Baylor
ITA Rookie Player of the Year: George Goldhoff, Texas
Most Improved Senior of the Year: Rodolfo Bustamante, TCU
2014 NCAA Division I Women’s ITA Regional Awards
Wilson/ITA Coach of the Year: David Mullins, Oklahoma
ITA Assistant Coach of the Year: Cristina Moros, Oklahoma
ITA Senior Player of the Year: Whitney Ritchie, Oklahoma
ITA Rookie Player of the Year: Viktoriya Lushkova, Oklahoma State
Most Improved Senior Player of the Year: Kanyapat Narattana, Oklahoma State
ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportsmanship and Leadership Award: Elizabeth Begley, Texas
ITA Player to Watch: Breaunna Addison, Texas
Most Improved Senior Player of the Year: Jordaan Sanford, Baylor