St. Louis, Mo., May 19, 2017 — Washington University in St. Louis senior Rebecca Ho was named the 2017 Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Central Region Senior Women's Tennis Player of the Year, as announced Friday by the Association.
"I am so happy for Rebecca as she has had four amazing years at WashU," said head coach Kelly Stahlhuth. "She has been a solid, consistent force in NCAA Division III Women's Tennis! It has been an honor to coach her!"
Ho, a first-team all-University Athletic Association (UAA) selection in singles and doubles, has a 52-13 overall record. She is the top-ranked singles player in the Central Region and No. 4 in NCAA Division III. Ho has a 29-3 singles record this season, including a 20-2 mark at No. 1 singles. She is also 13-2 this season against ranked opponents. Ho will represent WashU in the NCAA Division III Singles Championship for the third time in her career.
Ho and senior Kaylan Griffith have a 23-10 mark while playing No. 1 doubles, including a 15-9 mark in dual matches. The duo is ranked No. 1 in the Central Region and No. 3 in NCAA Division III, and won the USTA/ITA Central Region Doubles Championship in the Fall. Ho and Griffith will represent WashU in the NCAA Division III Doubles Championship.
Ho is the winningest player in school history with a 186-56 overall record, including a 105-17 mark while playing No. 1 singles the past three years for the Bears. She is a seven-time All-America selection, and has qualified for the NCAA Championship in both singles and doubles the past two years. Ho is also a two-time USTA/ITA Central Region Doubles champion, and also won the 2014 USTA/ITA Central Region singles title.
No. 11-ranked WashU (14-10) advanced to the NCAA Quarterfinals for the second-straight season and fifth time in school history with a 5-3 win over No. 21 Hope College on Saturday. The Bears take on No. 1 Claremont-Mudd-Scripps on Monday, May 22, at 11:30 a.m. (ET) at the Champions Tennis Club in Chattanooga, Tenn.