Malika Rose
Malika Rose

Miramar, Fla.




Big 12 Tournament (AP)

Images of the Cowgirls in the semifinals (vs. Baylor) and final (vs. Texas) in Norman.

Senior: Finished her senior season with a 14-16 overall record in singles competition, and a 10-13 dual record competing in the one spot for the Cowgirls ... Made it as far as the round of 16 at the ITA Central Region Championships, where she was eliminated by fellow Cowgirl Meghan Blevins ... Notched four victories over top 50 opponents ... Handed No. 10 Mary Weatherholt of Nebraska her first loss of the season in the Cowgirls' win over the Cornhuskers ... Defeated 27th-ranked Caroline Rohde-Moe in Oklahoma State's 6-1 victory over No. 27 Ole Miss ... Teamed up with Kanyapat Narattana to notch a 15-15 overall record in doubles competition ... The duo advanced to the doubles round of 16 at the ITA All-American Championships in the fall ... Rose and Narattana made it as far as the quarterfinals at the ITA Central Region Championships before being eliminated by Samantha Vickers and Isaura Enrique of Tulsa ... The Cowgirl tandem were selected to the All-Big 12 tennis team ... Had three wins over doubles teams ranked in the top 20, including a win over the seventh-ranked doubles team in the nation in Mary Weatherholt and Patricia Veresova in the Cowgirl's upset over No. 12 Nebraska ... The tandem received a bid to compete at the NCAA doubles championships and became the first Oklahoma State doubles team to compete in the tournament since 2002 ... Rose and Narattana won their first round match to advance to the round of 16, but were defeated by No. 2 Kaitlyn Christian and Sabrina Santamaria of USC ... Earned her first career Big 12 Player of the Week honor for matches played March 19-25.

Junior: Finished with an 11-9 singles record for the spring ... Defeated two nationally ranked opponents ... Most impactful win was over No. 30 Aeriel Ellis of No. 6 Texas, sealing the victory for the Cowgirls... Also sealed the doubles point over Texas with partner Kanyapat Narattana ... The pair finished the season ranked No. 50 in the nation ... The duo's biggest win came in a dual against No. 11 Baylor, when Rose and Narattana defeated the No. 22 tandem of Nina Secerbegovic and Ema Burgic ... Went 3-6 during singles play in the fall ... Defeated No. 399 Amra Sadikovic of Switzerland in the first round match of the qualifying stage for the $50,000 Women's Pro Tennis Classic in Kansas City ... Picked up victories against Blair Seideman of Yale, Heather Steinbauer of SMU and Melanie Delsart of Southern Illinois ... Combined with three partners - Mary Jeremiah, Kanyapat Narattana and C.C. Sardinha - to accumulate a fall doubles record of 8-5 ... Showed a strong partnership with Narattana, as the pair combined for a 6-2 record ... The duo made it to the final round of the USTA/ITA Central Region Championship, as well as the HEB Baylor Invitational, where they were defeated in a heart-breaker, 9-8(6), by Nicole Kosakowski and Jordaan Sanford of Baylor.

Sophomore: Wrapped up her first collegiate fall season with a 6-5 singles record ... Won the consolation bracket of the Air Force Invitational and qualified for the main draw of the ITA Central Regional Championship ... Finished with a 2-2 doubles record with partner Alisa Buslaieva, and a 3-3 record with C.C. Sardinha ... Ended the spring with a 16-6 record in singles matches ... Won 11-straight singles matches to start the season ... Went 1-0 in singles the Big 12 championship ... Finished with a 10-10 record in doubles play with partners Sasha Belova, Kanyapat Narattana and Sardinha ... Went 1-0 in doubles at the Big 12 Championship with Belova ... Named to the Academic All-Big 12 second team.

Freshman: Arrived at OSU for the start of the spring season, finishing with a 13-8 record, all at No. 5 singles ... Went 6-5 in conference singles matches and 1-1 at the Big 12 Championship ... Finished with a combined doubles record of 9-12, competing at Nos. 1, 2 and 3.

Personal: Daughter of Paul Rose and Gerda Castillon ... Born July 9, 1991, in NYC, NY ... Has two sisters, Nia and Kiara, and two brothers, Nazeen and Zane ... Attended Broward Virtual School in Florida ... She enjoys shopping, watching movies and listening to music in her free time ... Rose has also expressed interest in traveling and learning about different countries and cultures ... Majoring in Business.

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