KRAJICEK NAMED CO-BIG 12 CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

KRAJICEK NAMED CO-BIG 12 CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Courtesy: Texas A&M Athletics

IRVING, Texas – Texas A&M junior All-American Austin Krajicek (pronounced CRY-check) was named co-Big 12 Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Year as the league postseason awards were announced on Wednesday.

Krajicek, a left-hander from Brandon, Fla., shared the honor with Dimitar Kutrovsky of Texas and is currently ranked No. 6 in the country in the latest Campbell/ITA rankings with a 22-9 overall record. The two-time Big 12 Player of the Week selection compiled an 18-5 dual record and was crowned co-Big 12 Conference No. 1 singles champion with a 5-1 league mark. He becomes only the second Aggie on three occasions to earn Player of the Year honors next to former four-time All-American Shuon Madden (1998-01) in 2000 and 2001. Krajicek also earned a spot on the All-Big 12 Team in singles and doubles for the third consecutive year.

Junior Jeff Dadamo (pronounced duh-DOM-oh), a left-hander from Tampa, Fla., was tabbed Big 12 Newcomer of the Year after posting a 26-10 overall and 17-7 record in dual matches. He is currently ranked No. 39 nationally and was crowned co-Big 12 No. 2 singles champion with a 4-2 mark. Dadamo, a transfer from the University of Florida, is the fourth A&M player to earn such distinction along with former two-time All-American Ante Matijevic (2002-05) in 2002, Tres Davis (2001) in 2001 and two-time All-American Ryan Newport (2000-03) in 2000. He also garnered All-Big 12 honors in singles and doubles. Dadamo and Krajicek are one of the top 5 tandems in the nation with an impressive 18-8 dual record.

The All-Big 12 Tennis Teams and awards were selected by the league’s head coaches, who were not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes.

2010 ALL-BIG 12 CONFERENCE TENNIS AWARDS

MEN’S CO-PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

Austin Krajicek (Texas A&M) and Dimitar Kutrovsky (Texas)

MEN’S NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR

Jeff Dadamo (Texas A&M)

MEN’S FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR

Costin Paval (Oklahoma)

MEN’S COACH OF THE YEAR

Michael Center (Texas)

MEN’S ALL-BIG 12 TEAM

Singles

Denes Lukacs (Baylor), Jordan Rux (Baylor), Calin Paar (Nebraska), Ionut Beleleu (Oklahoma), Oleksandr Nedovyesov (Oklahoma State), Ed Corrie (Texas), Dimitar Kutrovsky (Texas), Jeff Dadamo (Texas A&M), Austin Krajicek (Texas A&M), Raony Carvalho (Texas Tech), Gonzalo Escobar (Texas Tech) and Rafael Garcia (Texas Tech)

Doubles

Denes Lukacs-Roberto Maytin (Baylor), Oleksandr Nedovyesov-Aleksey Bessonov (Oklahoma State), Dimitar Kutrovsky-Josh Zavala (Texas),Austin Krajicek-Jeff Dadamo (Texas A&M) and Raony Carvalho-Rafael Garcia (Texas Tech)

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