Monday, February 22, 2010

Chiricosta notches MAC Player of the Week for second time this season

Avon Lake’s Christine Chiricosta was named the Mid-American Conference Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week for her outstanding tennis play at Bowling Green last week, making it the second time this year she was honored as athlete of the week.
Chiricosta went 3-1 as the Falcons split a pair of matches, beating Detroit and losing to Michigan State.

Chiricosta was dominant in her two singles match wins, defeating Detroit’s Sophie Sjoberg-Sundstrom, 6-2, 6-1 and Michigan State’s Michaela Silesova, 6-1, 6-1. In doubles, she teamed up with freshman Maddy Eccleston to defeat Detroit, 8-6, but lost an 8-7 (4) to Michigan State.

Chiricosta is now 7-1 in dual-match singles play this spring and 14-3 in singles matches this year and 56-17 in her BGSU career.

Chiricosta, who is a junior, is tied for 18th in BGSU history in singles wins. She is deadlocked for 17th on the BG doubles wins list, with 54, and is 19th on the combined career list, with 110 wins as a Falcon.
In the classroom, Chiricosta has a cumulative grade point average of 3.96 as an adolescent/young adult/secondary education major.

Last spring, she was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team, becoming the first student-athlete in BGSU women's tennis history to earn such an honor. On the court, she has been named to the All-MAC Second Team in each of her first two seasons.

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