Whitman's Otto NWC Student-Athlete of Week


WALLA WALLA - Whitman senior Elise Otto was named Northwest Conference Student-Athlete of the Week for women's tennis.

Otto plays her final home match of her Missionary career on Saturday. This is her fourth student-athlete award in four seasons at Whitman.

The award recognizes Otto's play during a spring break trip to California, when she won three of four matchs at N. 2 singles, including a three-set victory over Chapman's Kelly Cox, who holds a No. 11 singles ranking in the West Region of NCAA Division III.

Otto also teamed with sophomore Alyssa Roberg to win two of four matches at No. 1 doubles. One of their wins was an 8-5 triumph over Chapman's Fox and Liz Lewis, the second-ranked doubles duo in the West Region.


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