Van Heuvelen Treadwell Named Big Ten Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — University of Iowa senior Elise van Heuvelen Treadwell has been named Big Ten Women’s Tennis Athlete of the Week, the conference office announced Tuesday.

Van Heuvelen Treadwell had two wins in singles at the No. 1 position against in-state rivals Iowa State and Northern Iowa. Van Heuvelen Treadwell defeated No. 87 Thasaporn Naklo from Iowa State, 3-6, 7-5, 6-4, and Harri Proudfoot from Northern Iowa, 6-0, 6-0. She also added a win in doubles against Northern Iowa defeating, Proudfoot and Valentina Caro, 6-2.

Van Heuvelen Treadwell improved to 9-1 in singles and has six wins in a row. It is the best 10-match start to her career and the best start by a Hawkeye since Sonja Molnar went 11-1 in 2010.

The Big Ten honor is the second of van Heuvelen Treadwell’s career and first for the Hawkeyes since she won the award in 2017.

“It’s great to see Elise recognized for her tennis last week,” said Iowa head coach Sasha Schmid. “She’s competing at a very high level, and this is a wonderful award for her from the conference.”

The Hawkeyes return to action March 8 at Michigan State in East Lansing, Michigan.