IOWA CITY, Iowa – University of Iowa senior Elise van Heuvelen Treadwell has been named a unanimous selection the women’s tennis All-Big Ten team, the conference announced Wednesday. It is her fourth All-Big Ten selection. She earned All-Big Ten honors in 2017, 2018, and 2019, and was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year in 2017.
Van Heuvelen Treadwell is just the fourth Hawkeye ever to be a four-time selection (Laura Dvorak 1992-95, Toni Neykova 1999-2002, and Sonja Molnar 2009-12). She led Iowa with a 10-1 singles record this spring, the best start for a Hawkeye since Molnar went 11-1 in 2010. She had seven wins in a row at No. 1 before the season ended, a career-long win streak.
“The Big Ten is a great league with talented players and coaches, and it is high praise for Elise to receive unanimous selection for the All-Big Ten team,” said Iowa head coach Sasha Schmid. “Elise has earned the respect of the Big Ten with her talented play, hard work, and competitive spirit. I am once again so proud of her.”
In program history, van Heuvelen Treadwell ranks eighth in career singles victories with 76 wins. She is tied for 10th in career doubles victories with 68 wins. She ranks ninth in overall victories with 144 wins.
She ranks fifth in singles winning percentage (.650) with a minimum 100 matches, fourth in doubles winning percentage (.630) with a minimum 100 matches, and fifth in overall win percentage (.640) with a minimum 200 matches.
Ohio State’s Shiori Fukuda was named Big Ten Player of the Year and Ayana Akl of Maryland was Freshman of the Year.