IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa women’s tennis player Elise van Heuvelen has been named first team All-Big Ten, the league office announced Thursday.
Van Heuvelen adds to the honors she received last season, when she earned All-Big Ten honors and was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year. She is now one of seven players in Iowa history to earn first-team all-conference more than once.
Van Heuvelen played six matches at the No. 2 singles position, posting a 6-0 record, including a victory over Northwestern’s No. 88 Lee Or. She also played 18 matches at the No. 1 singles position, recording an 8-8 mark and a 5-4 Big Ten record. She finished with a 14-7 doubles record, including a win over Northwestern’s No. 13 Alex Chatt and Lee Or. Van Heuvelen and senior Anastasia Reimchen were ranked as high as No. 49 in the ITA National Doubles Rankings.
Reimchen was named Iowa’s Sportsmanship Award winner. This is the second time Reimchen has won the award (2016). Reimchen registered a 13-10 singles record, playing at the No. 3 and 4 positions. The senior also finished with a 15-7 doubles record.