April 24, 2002


Norse sophomore named GLVC Player of the Year

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Northern Kentucky University men’s tennis player Amine Benjelloun has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year by the league coaches.

Benjelloun, a sophomore No. 1 singles player for the Norse, was 7-0 in the regular season against GLVC foes. He helped NKU post a 13-11 record and advance to the NCAA Division II Tournament for the first time in school history.

NKU’s Billy Hopkins, a graduate of Beechwood High School, earned GLVC Freshman of the Year honors. Hopkins was 6-0 against GLVC foes in No. 4 singles competition this spring. The Norse’s Nick Herzog also was named All-GLVC by the league coaches.

2002 All-GLVC Men’s Tennis Team

Amine Benjelloun - Northern Kentucky

Paulus Halim - Southern Indiana

Martin Kardos - Missouri-St. Louis

R.B. Hervey - Indianapolis

Weston Phillips - Southern Indiana

Chris Crawford - Southern Indiana

Brandon Campbell - Bellarmine

Marko Saulovic - Indianapolis

Joseph Clark - Missouri-St. Louis

Heath Turpin - SIU-Edwardsville

Billy Hopkins - Northern Kentucky

Josh Huff - Bellarmine

Nick Herzog - Northern Kentucky

Player of the Year: Amine Benjelloun, Northern Kentucky

Freshman of the Year: Billy Hopkins, Northern Kentucky

Coach of the Year: Jon Mark Hall, Southern Indiana