Friday, April 22, 2011

Chiricosta named MAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week

Avon Lake’s Christine Chiricosta has been named the Mid-American Conference’s Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week. The announcement was made by the conference office Friday. Chiricosta earned the award for the second time this season and the fifth time in her career.

Chiricosta helped Bowling Green post a pair of 4-3 victories in conference action last weekend. The Falcons downed Eastern Michigan on Friday and Toledo last Saturday at the Perrysburg Center.

Chiricosta went 2-0 at the top singles flight, losing a total of just five games in her four overall sets. She teamed with teammate Maddy Eccleston for a 1-1 doubles record at the top flight, with the lone loss coming by an 8-6 score.

That loss came in the EMU match, and Chiricosta then dropped the first game of her singles match. But, she then reeled off wins in 12 consecutive games for a 6-1, 6-0 win at the top singles flight.

Then, on Senior Day, BGSU’s lone senior won both of her matches in the Falcons’ victory over Toledo. She teamed with Eccleston for a win at the top doubles flight, then picked up a 6-4, 6-0 win at the number-one singles flight.

In the classroom, Chiricosta has a perfect 4.00 cumulative grade point average as an adolescent/young adult/secondary education major. The first student-athlete in BGSU women’s tennis history to be named an Academic All-American, she earned that honor as both a sophomore and a junior.

On the court, Chiricosta holds all three of BGSU’s career wins records, with 176 total victories (88 singles, 88 doubles).

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