May 5, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Sophomore Kelsey Dieters, a member of the Ohio State women's tennis team, earned the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award, Big Ten announced April 25. Dieters was recognized for sportsmanship and ethical behavior, as well as good academic standing and demonstrating good citizenship off the courts.
Dieters began the spring slate ranked at No. 41, the highest ranked Buckeye since 2008, and won four straight singles wins to extend her win streak to nine victories into the spring campaign. Dieters totaled 18 singles wins this season and led the Buckeyes with a team-high four victories over ranked opponents on court one. The Shelby Township, Mich., native earned nine victories at the No. 1 position, including three in Big Ten outings against Indiana, Purdue and Iowa. In doubles pairings, Dieters linked with Cecil to produce the squad's winningest tandem with 11 wins and tied for a team-high 18 doubles wins overall this season. Dieters is also a two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.
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