Women’s Tennis: Grib named ITA’s South Region Senior Player of the Year

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Lynn University’s Ulyana Grib has been recognized by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) as its 2020 South Region Senior Player of the Year. 

Grib earned 2020 First Team All-America honors in doubles with her partner, Valeriya Pogrebnyak, as the duo finished 8-0 at the No. 1 doubles spot and was ranked third overall in the South Region. Grib also held an unblemished 6-0 record at No. 1 singles, ranked 16th-nationally.

The senior concludes her career in the Blue and White with a 27-2 record at singles and 33-1 record in doubles. She was also recognized as an All-American in both singles and doubles in 2019, cementing her place as a three-time All-American.

A native of Minsk, Belarus, she is the third-straight and fifth-overall Fighting Knight woman to claim ITA Regional Senior Player of the Year honors. Leolia Jeanjean and Klaudia Boczova both earned the same recognition in 2019 and 2018, respectively, joining Masha Bayser (2005) and Maria Alves (2002) on this distinguished list.  

All regional award winners, including Grib, will now be pushed forward for a vote on the ITA National Awards. The national winners of the awards will be announced next Tuesday, May 26 at 11 a.m. ET during a special virtual awards ceremony. The awards ceremony can be viewed on the ITA’s TwitterFacebook, and Youtube.

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Lynn University’s 19 intercollegiate teams are home to over 300 student athletes. Lynn is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II institution, and winner of 25 national championships and 45 Sunshine State Conference titles. Representing spirit, service and strength, the Fighting Knights are a model athletics department of higher education through competition and academic excellence. For more information, visit: lynnfightingknights.com.

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