Kat Bushey Selected to All-MWC Team
Air Force senior Kat Bushey was selected to the 2005-06 all-Mountain West Conference team, announced today by the league. All-conference teams and individual awards are selected by the league's nine head coaches. Bushey, who defeated Wyoming's Karolina Rowinski at the MWC Championships earlier today, improved to 21-19 overall and 14-12 at the No. 1 position. This is her first all-conference selection for singles.
UNLV sophomore Elena Gantcheva was named MWC Player of the Year after posting a 16-3 mark at No. 1 singles this season, including a perfect 8-0 record in MWC matches. No. 12 in the latest Fila Collegiate Tennis Rankings, Gantcheva is 32-8 this season with 17 victories over ranked opponents and brings a 10-match win streak into the MWC Championship this week in San Diego, Calif.
TCU's Anna Sydorska earned Freshman of the Year honors after helping the Horned Frogs to the regular-season MWC title. Ranked 86th in the latest Fila Collegiate Tennis poll, Sydorska posted a 22-7 singles record from the No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 positions.
Horned Frog head coach Dave Borelli garnered MWC Coach of the Year accolades. Now in his fourth year with TCU, Borelli guided the Horned Frogs to an 18-6 overall record and an 8-0 mark in MWC matches. He has a 67-29 record with TCU and a 369-74 career mark in 18 seasons.
TCU had a league-high four singles players on the All-MWC team, followed by BYU, New Mexico and UNLV with two each and Air Force, San Diego State and Utah with one apiece. TCU and BYU each had two doubles teams net All-MWC honors, while Colorado State, New Mexico and San Diego State each had one.
2005-06 Women's Tennis All-MWC Team
Kat Bushey, Sr., Air Force
*Olga Boulytcheva, Sr., BYU
*Lauren Jones, Jr., BYU
Anne Andersen, So., Colorado State
*Iva Gersic, Jr., New Mexico
*Maja Kovacek, Sr., New Mexico
*Dita Hauerlandova, Sr., San Diego State
Helena Besovic, Sr., TCU
Ana Cetnik, Jr., TCU
Nicole Leimbach, So., TCU
Anna Sydorska, Fr., TCU
Nikol Dimitrova, Fr., UNLV
*Elena Gantcheva, So., UNLV
*Elizabeth Ferris, So., Utah
Sofia Holden/Dolly Chang, BYU
*Anastasia Sourkova/Jenny Miccoli, BYU
Anne Andersen/Emily Kirchem, Colorado State
*Maja Kovacek/Iva Gersic, New Mexico
Dita Hauerlandova/Sisse Nielsen, San Diego State
Helena Besovic/Ana Cetnik, TCU
Andrea Morgado/Anne Sydorska, TCU
*notes repeat selection
Player of the Year: Elena Gantcheva, UNLV
Freshman of the Year: Anna Sydorska, TCU
Coach of the Year: Dave Borelli, TCU