ELMHURST, Ill. – Oral Roberts' Valentina Gisbert was named Summit League Women's Tennis Player of the Week for her performance through Jan. 18. The award marks the season's first weekly honor.
VALENTINA GISBERT, ORAL ROBERTS
Fr. // La Paz, Bolivia
- Began collegiate career with a pair of straight-set victories in her first two singles matches
- Blanked Arkansas Pine-Bluff's Jackson (6 and 6) at No. 3 singles in season debut
- Defeated UAPB's Thomas (6 and 6) at No. 2 singles
- Singles matches against No. 12 Oklahoma State and Tulsa went unfinished
- Owns a 2-2 singles record this season
Also nominated: Bobbi Modesto, IUPUI
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In its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 120,000 at nine institutions, including four located in top 60 U.S. metro populations and two land-grant universities. Member institutions include: Denver (University of Denver), Fort Wayne (Indiana University-Purdue University-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), North Dakota State University, Omaha (University of Nebraska Omaha), Oral Roberts University, the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced eight NCAA Champions along with over 75 Academic All-Americans, 65 All-America selections and numerous former student-athletes competing at the highest professional level. In 2014-15, The Summit League ranked first for NCAA Graduation Success Rate in women's basketball and second in baseball. For more information about the league and to "See The Summit", visit www.thesummitleague.org website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at www.thesummitleague.org/itsl.
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