May 14, 2012
STILLWATER, Okla.— Oklahoma State Cowgirl tennis player Meghan Blevins was named Rookie of the Year for ITA Central Region, it was announced today.
“It’s an honor to be named Rookie of the Year for our region,” Blevins said. “I’m a little surprised, but it’s really exciting.”
The freshman ended her first collegiate season with a team-best 14-6 dual singles record and a 5-4 mark in Big 12 play, playing primarily the No. 3 position.
The Charleston, S.C., native helped lead the Cowgirls to their first NCAA Tournament appearance in 10 years when she defeated Noel Scott of then-No. 6 Texas, 6-2, 6-4, in what was possibly the program’s biggest win.
Blevins also grabbed a big 7-6, 6-4 win over No. 107 Rashmi Teltumbde of Texas Tech, the highest ranked opponent she defeated this season.
In doubles, she compiled a 12-6 dual record and a 6-3 conference record with partner Mary Jeremiah. The Cowgirl duo achieved a six-match win streak, with three of those wins coming off duos from ranked schools.
“I’m proud of Meghan and feel she is definitely deserving of this award,” coach Chris Young said. “She had a great first year, and I’m excited for her future as a Cowgirl.”
Blevins is now a finalist for the national ITA Rookie of the Year honor, which will be announced later this month.