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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Ruth Seaborne was named Most Valuable Player at the UI women tennis team’s annual awards banquet Friday night.
Seaborne owned a 15-7 singles record this dual season, including an 8-3 mark in the Big Ten. Seaborne played at the No. 1 position in all 22 matches, and has reached as high as No. 56 in the ITA singles rankings. She was twice named Big Ten Player of the Week and earned her first team All-Big Ten honors for the second consecutive season.
Freshman Aimee Tarun was named Most Improved Player. The walk-on from Winnetka, Ill., won five matches this year, including a pair of Big Ten matches at the No. 6 singles spot.
Sophomore Annette Dohanics was honored with the Grinder Award for the second straight year. The Grinder Award is presented to the player who consistently contributes to the team through hard work and dedication.
Junior Katie Zordani earned the Iron Hawk Award, presented by the strength and conditioning coach to the Hawkeye who best demonstrates attitude, work ethic, and energy in the strength and conditioning room.
Junior Morven McCulloch was presented the Leadership and Citizenship Award, and was one of two Hawkeyes recognized for entering the 20-Win Club. McCulloch totaled 20 wins in the fall and spring seasons, the second highest total on the team behind only Seaborne (23).
All five award winners were selected by their peers.