Monica Rincon Officially Becomes a Member of Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame

Monica Rincon, with Women's Varsity O President Devin Anderson
Monica Rincon, with Women's Varsity O President Devin Anderson

Oct. 17, 2013

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COLUMBUS, Ohio- Monica Rincon, a letterwinner on the Ohio State women's tennis team from 1999-2002, was officially inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame Sept. 28. Rincon, along with 13 other inductees, was honored during a dinner at the Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom in the Ohio Union.

Monica Rincon was an All-American and a three-time All-Big Ten honoree for the women's tennis team, just the second Buckeye to earn multiple all-conference honors. Rincon competed in the NCAA Doubles Championship twice, reaching the quarterfinal round in 2001 to earn All-America accolades, as she and doubles partner Kristy Dascoli became the first All-Americans in program history. The duo was ranked a program-record fifth nationally during the season.

She ended her career with 101 singles wins, ranking second in program history, and qualified for the NCAA Singles Championship as a senior in 2002, just the second Buckeye to earn a spot in the national singles tournament. Rincon tied the program record for doubles wins in a single season with 30 in 2001 while her 30 singles wins in 2000 ranked second all-time. She ended her career tied for third in program history with 92 doubles victories. Rincon and the Buckeyes earned a berth in the NCAA Team Championship each of her four campaigns.

Rincon received the Midwest Region Senior Award and the Arthur Ashe, Jr., Leadership and Sportsmanship Award for the Midwest Region from the Intercollegiate Tennis Association, which also lauded here as the 2000 Midwest Region Player to Watch. She was a four-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete and three-time Academic All-Big Ten choice. Rincon spent time as a volunteer coach with the Buckeyes following graduation.