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American Southwest Conference Announces Women's Tennis All-Conference, All-Division Teams and Awards
April 24, 2002

RICHARDSON, TEXAS-American Southwest Conference champion Hardin-Simmons University landed two players on the six-member All-Conference Women's Tennis team released today (April 24) by the league office.

HSU senior Megan Johnston and sophomore Nancy Chandler are joined by sophomore Lauren Bicker of team runner-up Mississippi College, sophomore Andrea Hidalgo of East Division runner-up UT-Dallas, junior Christina Reimers of Sul Ross State University and freshman Marie Williams of Howard Payne University. Chandler and Hidalgo are both second-time all-conference award winners, each earning the honor in 2001. The other four players are first-time all-conference picks.

2002 All-American Southwest Conference Women's Tennis Team

Lauren Bicker So. Mississippi College
Nancy Chandler Soph. Hardin-Simmons University
Andrea Hidalgo So. University of Texas at Dallas
Megan Johnston Sr. Hardin-Simmons University
Christina Reimers Jr. Sul Ross State University
Marie Williams Fr. Howard Payne University

In addition to the All-Conference team, the ASC announced the East and West Division teams as well as individual award winners. Howard Payne University freshman Marie Williams was voted both Most Valuable Player and Freshman of the Year in the West Division. Bicker was chosen Most Valuable Player in the East Division with teammate Leigh Jackson selected East Freshman of the Year. Jimmy Cole of Hardin-Simmons was voted West Coach of the Year and David Boteler of Mississippi the East Coach of the Year.

2002 American Southwest Conference Women's Tennis All-East Division Awards

All-East Division First-Team

Brandi Baird Sr. Mississippi College
Lauren Bicker So. Mississippi College
Leslie Chen Jr. University of Texas at Dallas
Catherine Fountain So. Mississippi College
Alison Gibson Sr. Austin College
Andrea Hidalgo So. University of Texas at Dallas

All-East Division Second-Team

Amanda Davis Jr. LeTourneau University
Meg Davis Fr. Austin College
Leigh Jackson Fr. Mississippi College
Julie Richardson Jr. University of the Ozarks
Diane Swalm Jr. Mississippi College
Amanda Turner Sr. Mississippi College

All-East Division Individual Awards
Most Valuable Player Lauren Bicker, Mississippi College
Freshman of the Year Leigh Jackson, Mississippi College
Coach of the Year (Men/Women) David Boteler, Mississippi College

2002 American Southwest Conference Women's Tennis All-West Division Awards

All-West Division First-Team

Nancy Chandler So. Hardin-Simmons University
Lindsey Hoffman So. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Megan Johnston Sr. Hardin-Simmons University
Melanie Lopez Jr. Howard Payne University
Christina Reimers Jr. Sul Ross State University
Marie Williams Fr. Howard Payne University

All-West Division Second-Team

Sarah Bartlett So. Hardin-Simmons University
Stephanie Haynes Fr. Hardin-Simmons University
Megan Nalley Fr. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Nicki Palmer So. Schreiner University
Candace Simpson Jr. Hardin-Simmons University
Bobbye Thompson So. Hardin-Simmons University
Breann Wickliffe Fr. University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

All-West Division Honorable Mention

Jenny Growcock, Fr., Texas Lutheran University; Holly Powell, Fr., McMurry University

West Division Individual Awards
Most Valuable Player
Marie Williams, Howard Payne University
Freshman of the Year Marie Williams, Howard Payne University
Coach of the Year (Men/Women) Jimmy Cole, Hardin-Simmons University


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