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Cornelius Named Summit League Player of the Week

Cornelius Named Summit League Player of the Week

ELMHURST, Ill. – Oral Roberts' Ceijenia Cornelius was named Summit League Women's Tennis Player of the Week for her performance Feb. 23-29.

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  • Received first career Player of the Week honor
  • Posted singles win to help Oral Roberts to win over Omaha in league opener
  • Defeated UNO's Molly Matricardi in straight sets (2 and 1) at No. 2 singles
  • Also teamed for a 6-0 doubles win over Creighton during week

Also nominated: Sara Sherif, IUPUI; Janelle Wilson, Omaha; Ellie Burns, South Dakota; Ffion Davies, South Dakota State 

Previous recipients: 1/19 – Valentina Gisberg, Oral Roberts; 1/26 – Julia O'Loughlin, Denver; 2/2 – Maureen Slattery, Denver; 2/9 – Bianca Mok, Denver; 2/16 – Hylan Miller, Omaha; 2/23 – Rachel Swartwood, IUPUI

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 website, follow The Summit League on Twitter @thesummitleague and watch the weekly "Inside The Summit League" show at


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