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Lauren Embree is just the third Gator named the ITA's National Senior of the Year.

Tuesday May 21, 2013Lauren Embree Named ITA National Senior Player of the Year

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Lauren Embree is just the third Gator named the ITA's National Senior of the Year.

The University of Florida’s Lauren Embree (Marco Island, Fla.) was named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) National Senior Player of the Year when the national NCAA Division I awards were announced today.

 

The talented Embree is just the third Gator to be honored with the award, joining Nicole Arendt (1991) and Jessica Lehnhoff (2002) as national awardees.

 

Embree is ranked No. 1 in the nation in the ITA Women's Singles Rankings and claimed the 2012 ITA/Riviera Women's All-American Championships singles crown. She is the top overall seed entering the 2013 NCAA Division I Women's Singles Championships announced Tuesday.

 

The Gator senior has compiled 117 singles victories during her career while playing an integral role in Florida's back-to-back national titles in 2011 and 2012, providing the clinching point both years. Embree finished her career a perfect 38-0 against Southeastern Conference foes while also becoming the only three-time SEC Player of the Year in conference history.

 

2013 Women's National Award Winners:
Wilson/ITA National Coach of the Year - Jenny Mainz, University of Alabama
ITA National Assistant Coach of the Year - Alex Santos, University of Miami (FL)
ITA National Senior Player of the Year - Lauren Embree, University of Florida
ITA National Rookie of the Year - Julia Elbaba, University of Virginia
ITA National Player to Watch - Ema Burgic, Baylor University
ITA/Arthur Ashe Jr. Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship - Hannah Dake, US Air Force Academy
ITA /Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship - Mary Weatherholt, University of Nebraska

 

 

Gators Named 2013 Women’s Southeast Award Winners (in contention for national award):

Senior Player of the Year - Lauren Embree, University of Florida

Player to Watch - Sofie Oyen, University of Florida

 

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