April 24, 2002
BENJELLOUN EARNS GLVC HONOR
Norse sophomore named GLVC Player of the Year
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Northern Kentucky University mens 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.
NKUs 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 Norses Nick Herzog also was named All-GLVC by the league coaches.
2002 All-GLVC Mens 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