Seaborne Earns MVP Honor

May 12, 2013

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa junior Ruth Seaborne was named women’s tennis Most Valuable Player at the team’s annual awards banquet Sunday night.

Seaborne posted a 13-8 record at the No. 1 singles position and earned first team All-Big Ten honors in her first season at Iowa. She reached as high as No. 75 in the ITA singles rankings. Seaborne also competed at the No. 1 doubles position. She and sophomore Morven McCulloch posted a 16-7 record at the top spot and reached as high as No.34 in the ITA doubles rankings.

Freshman Caitlin Hindmarsh was named Most Improved Player. The Sunderland, England, native posted a team-high 14 wins competing at the No. 4-6 positions.

Freshman Annette Dohanics was honored with the Grinder Award, given to the player who consistently contributes to the team through hard work and dedication. Dohanics was also the recipient of the inaugural Iron Hawk Award, presented by the strength and conditioning coach to the Hawkeye who demonstrates the best attitude, work ethic, and energy in the strength and conditioning room.

All four award winners were selected by their peers.