April 26, 2012
DENVER, Colo. - The 2012 Western Athletic Conference announced the women's tennis award winners, as selected by the league's head coaches, tonight at the WAC Tennis Tournament banquet. Fresno State's Marianne Jodoin was named WAC Player of the Year, Hawai`i's Jamie Pawid was named Freshman of the Year and Fresno State's Simon Thibodeau earned Coach of the Year honors.
Jodoin, who is currently ranked No. 41 nationally, went 27-8 overall on the season. She posted a perfect 3-0 mark vs. WAC opponents and is 3-4 on the season vs. ranked opponents. She was named WAC Women's Tennis Athlete of the Week six times this season and WAC Women's Tennis Athlete of the Month for October. Jodoin also teamed with Laura Pola at No. 1 doubles to earn second team all-WAC honors this season. Jodoin was named WAC Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year last season. Pawid went 16-6 overall record during the season, including a perfect 4-0 mark vs. WAC opponents. She earned first team all-WAC honors in doubles play, along with teammate Barbara Pinterova, and was named WAC Women's Tennis Athlete of the Month for November.
In his ninth season at the helm, Thibodeau led the Bulldogs to a 13-8 mark, including a 3-0 record against WAC opponents. With a national ranking of No. 51, Fresno State is the top seed in this week's WAC Tournament. This is the sixth time he has earned the award.
2012 WAC Women's Tennis Award Winners
First Team All-WAC Singles
Marianne Jodoin, Fresno State
Barbara Pinterova, Hawai`i
Katarina Poljakova, Hawai`i
Victoria Lozano, Idaho
Michelle Okhremchuk, Nevada
Sabastiani Leon Chao, San Jose State
First Team All-WAC Doubles
Jamie Pawid/Barbara Pinterova, Hawai`i
Victoria Lozano/Almudena Sanz, Idaho
Michelle Okhremchuk/Emma Verberne, Nevada
Second Team All-WAC Singles
Aishwarya Agrawal, Fresno State
Jamie Pawid, Hawai`i
Almudena Sanz, Idaho
Emma Verberne, Nevada
Manon Sylvain, New Mexico State
McKenzie Davis, Utah State
Second Team All-WAC Doubles
Marianne Jodoin/Laura Pola, Fresno State
Sabastiani Leon Chao/Erica Medlin, San Jose State
McKenzie Davis/Jaci West, Utah State
WAC Player of the Year: Marianne Jodoin, Fresno State
WAC Freshman of the Year: Jamie Pawid, Hawai'i
WAC Coach of the Year: Simon Thibodeau, Fresno State
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