Oct. 11, 1999
NKUS OHARA NAMED GLVC PLAYER OF THE YEAR
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Northern Kentucky University sophomore tennis player Jamie OHara has been named Great Lakes Valley Conference Player of the Year, the GLVC announced Monday.
OHara, who finished 12-0 this fall, also captured the award last season. The native of Paducah, Ky., was 11-0 against GLVC foes this fall and is now 22-0 all-time against conference opponents.
NKUs Dave Bezold earned his second consecutive GLVC Coach of the Year honor. Bezold has now led the Norse to back-to-back GLVC championships, the first time in NKU history the womens tennis program has won consecutive conference titles.
In addition to OHara, NKU also placed junior Claudia Ruehl and sophomores Lauren Spears and Amity Chapman on the All-GLVC Team. NKU posted a 13-1 record this fall and will compete in the spring for a berth in the NCAA Division II Tournament.
All-Great Lakes Valley Conference
Women's Tennis Team
Player of the Year-Jamie O'Hara (Northern Kentucky)
Freshman of the Year-Emily Blinzinger (Southern Indiana)
Coach of the Year-Dave Bezold (Northern Kentucky)
Jamie O'Hara-Northern Kentucky
Emily Blinzinger-Southern Indiana
Lauren Spears-Northern Kentucky
Sarah Hardimon-SIU Edwardsville
Amity Chapman-Northern Kentucky
Kim Mulherin-SIU Edwardsville
Claudia Ruehl-Northern Kentucky
Mary Pfeifer-Kentucky Wesleyan