Douglas named MVP at Awards Banquet

IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa sophomore Zoe Douglas was named Most Valuable Player at the University of Iowa women’s tennis awards banquet Thursday night.

Douglas, a sophomore from Papworth Everard, England, finished the season 11-8 overall in singles and 10-10 in doubles. She was named MVP for the second consecutive season.Sophomore Anastasia Reimchen was honored with the Iron Hawk and was co-winner of the Grinder Award. The Iron Hawk Award is presented by the strength and conditioning coach to the Hawkeye who best demonstrates attitude, work ethic, and energy in the strength and conditioning room. The Grinder Award is presented to the player who consistently contributes to the team through hard work and dedication. Natalie Looney was also recognized with the Grinder award. Looney was one of Iowa’s most consistent players before suffering a season-ending injury in the middle of March.

Reimchen finished the dual season with an 11-13 singles record, including a 9-11 mark at the No. 1 singles position. Paired with Douglas for a majority of the season, the doubles combination knocked off the No. 3 doubles team in the country, Miho Kowase and Anna Sanford of Ohio State. Reimchen finished with an 11-10 doubles record.

Junior Aimee Tarun was also honored at the banquet with the team Leadership Award. Tarun finished the season with an 11-12 singles record at the No. 4, 5, and 6 positions. Paired with Natalie Looney for the first half of the season, the duo finished 10-2 in doubles.

Freshman Adorabol Huckleby was named the Most Improved Player. Huckleby finished singles play with a 10-8 record.

All five award recipients were selected by fellow teammates and coaches.