The Bearcats put together a 17-7 overall record during their 2016-17 campaign, breaking the school record for the most spring wins in a season, topping the 2009 total of 16.
UC went undefeated during the regular season in the month of April and rolled off 10-straight wins from March 24 to April 19.
The Bearcats were named as an Intercollegiate Tennis Association All-Academic Team while six individuals, Natalia Abdalla, Katya Bure, Ali Miller, Caroline Morton, Anna Philp and Kelly Poggensee-Wei, also earned ITA All-Academic honors.
Poggensee-Wei earned the ITA/Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship for the Ohio Valley Region, UC’s first ITA award (regional and national) in program history. The award, which is presented annually to a Division I women’s player who displays inspiring dedication and commitment to her team, which has enhanced her team’s performance and exemplified the spirit of college tennis, recognized the UC senior who made a strong comeback in 2017 after missing all of 2016 due to injury.
The tennis team received a NCAA Public Recognition Award for its Academic Progress Rate, ranking in the Top-10 of all programs nationally in APR for the fourth-straight year.