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Amrhein named All-OAC

Freshman is honorable mention pick

May 18, 2010

AUSTINTOWN — Wilmington College freshman Stephanie Amrhein has been named to the All-Ohio Athletic Conference Women’s Tennis Team, the league office announced today. Amrhein was an honorable mention pick.

“It is a great honor to have Steph recognized as one of the top 15 players in our conference,” Wilmington head coach Jessie Loeffelholz said. “She is truly deserving of this honor. If you ask any of her teammates, they would tell you that she is one of the hardest workers on our team. She not only works to make herself better every day, but she works hard to make her teammates better every day.”

Amrhein (Brookville, Ind./Franklin County) posted an 11-4 record in singles play and was 6-3 in OAC singles action. On the doubles court she was 6-3 in OAC play and 12-4 overall.

“Steph’s success can be directly linked to her work ethic,” Loeffelholz said. “She comes to practice early and stays late. She arrives on match days early to work on her serves. She is one of the most coachable players I have ever worked with, and that is why she received the 2010 Coach’s Award at our banquet. She is an absolute pleasure to have on the team.”

Because of her freshman status, Amrhein is not eligible for Academic All-OAC consideration, but her work in the classroom is a solid as her play on the court.

“Off the court, she carries a 3.78 GPA as an early childhood education major,” Loeffelholz said. “She gives 110 percent every day. She had an outstanding season. I am looking forward to watching her growth over the next three years.”