TERRE HAUTE, IND. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of
Technology senior Sam Danesis (Akron, Ohio/Revere) became the
first female student-athlete in school history to earn four
Conference Player of the Year awards in her career by earning the
title from the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference today.
Danesis stands 15-2 in singles play this season and holds a
career record of 71-13. Her HCAC singles record remains a
perfect 41-0 entering this week's league postseason tournament.
In doubles play, Danesis has teamed with freshman Melissa
Montgomery (Alexandria/Monroe) for a 13-3 mark this season.
Her career doubles record stands at 64-15.
The totals give Danesis career school records for singles wins
(71) and winning percentage (.845), doubles wins (64) and winning
percentage (.810), and total victories (135) and winning percentage
Junior Megan Chann (Columbia, Mo./Rock Bridge) joined Danesis on
the first-team all-conference squad. Chann stands 8-4 in
singles this season and has teamed with freshman Sage Sackett
(Kalamazoo, Mich./Mattawan) for a 9-4 doubles mark. Chann
ranks second in school history in doubles wins (43) and doubles
winning percentage (.828).
Montgomery, Sackett and sophomore Klara Schroederus (Glenview,
Ill./Glenbrook South) each qualified for the honorable mention
Montgomery holds a 7-4 singles record at the No. 3 position and
stands 13-3 in doubles play. Sackett stands 9-4 in doubles
play and 5-8 at No. 2 singles. Schroederus has tallied a 9-4
mark in singles play and a 10-2 mark in doubles.
Sophomore Ellyn Norris (Penn Laird, Va./Spotswood) rounded out
the all-league performances with a spot on the all-sportsmanship
team. Norris stands 9-2 at the No. 6 singles position and
10-3 in doubles play this fall.
Rose-Hulman stands 8-2 overall and squares off with Oakland City
tonight at 5 p.m., before competing in the four-team HCAC
postseason tournament on Friday. The winner of the tournament
advances to the NCAA Division III Championships.