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PFEIFFER SPORTS INFORMATION
Thursday, April 24, 2014
PFEIFFER'S NELMS NAMED CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE YEAR AND FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR; LINDSAY AND WATSON ALSO EARN ALL-CONFERENCE HONORS


High Point, N.C. – Olivia Nelms was named the 2013-14 Conference Carolinas Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year at Thursday evenings banquet. Nelms was the big winner of the night as she was also named to the All-Conference First Team along with Taylor Lindsay. Hannah Watson rounded out the Falcons’ award winners as she took home a spot on the All-Conference Third Team.

In her freshman season, Olivia Nelms posted a 14-2 overall record and an 8-1 mark in the number one singles slot for Pfeiffer. Nelms won six straight singles matches and recorded all but one of her wins in straight sets. Nelms also teamed with Watson in number two doubles and finished with a nearly perfect record at 17-1. The freshman from England helped the Falcons achieve multiple school records including most consecutive wins (14) and most wins in a regular season (17).
 
The Conference Carolinas All-Conference Teams were determined by vote from each Head Coach of participating league institutions.  Nominations were collected and then voted upon by ballot and tallied to determine Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, Coach of the Year, All-Conference First Team, All-Conference Second Team and All-Conference Third Team.  Awards were presented at the league tennis team banquet at the Conference Tournament Championships co-hosted by Erskine College and the Palmetto Park Tennis Complex in Sumter, SC.

Pfeiffer opens up tournament play tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. as they earned the No. 2 seed and take on the No. 7 seed King. 

This year's award winners are as follows:
 
Player of the Year:
Olivia Nelms, Pfeiffer University

Freshman of the Year:
Olivia Nelms, Pfeiffer University

Coach of the Year:
Calhoun Parr, Erskine

All-Conference First Team:
Olivia Nelms, Pfeiffer
Corin Hallman, Erskine
Taylor Lindsay, Pfeiffer
Smiljana Kljajic, Barton
Roxanne Chouinard, Mount Olive
Miranda Guthrie, Erskine

All-Conference Second Team:
Marian Pinate, Limestone
Francesca Ceppi, Mount Olive
Mika Goyette, Erskine
Haley Elliott, Erskine
Manon Janin, Limestone
Alexandra Boulbin, Limestone

All-Conference Third Team:
Mollie Polk, Erskine
Ananya Sarkar, Barton
Hannah Watson, Pfeiffer
Sarah McDonald, Erskine
Randi Price, Barton
Meredith Pruden, Barton

Conference Carolinas Regular Season Champions:
Erskine College