12 Student-Athletes Individually Honored For Academic Excellence
Conference Freshman Of The Year Accolades Bestowed To Liggins
Patton, Liggins Take Home Team Honors.
The Team Was Topped By DePaul, 4-0.
Xavier Faces DePaul In the Finals Tomorrow At 9 A.M.
Xavier women's tennis player Alex Brinker describes what Xavier means to her and why she's glad she came to Xavier.
2014 All-BIG EAST Team
As a Sophomore (2013-14): Made the 2014 All-BIG EAST Team during her sophomore season after finishing the conference season with a 4-0 singles record and claiming a big singles victory over Marquette in the BIG EAST Championships ... Played #1 doubles with Sydney Liggins and split time between #1 and #2 singles ... Ended the season with a 20-14 singles record, which included a 16-9 record in dual matches ... Remained unbeaten in singles competition from Feb. 14 until Mar. 14 before dropping a singles match to Toledo's Chrissy Coffman ... Closed out the BIG EAST regular season by winning her final two matches in straight sets against Creighton's Analese Snyder (6-1, 6-1) and Providence's M.C. Bernardez (6-0, 6-0) ... Paired up with Liggins for the entire doubles season and registered a 9-13 overall record and a 7-6 record in dual meets ... Opened up the season with a doubles win over Louisville, 8-5 ... Went 2-0 in conference regular season doubles matches against Marquette (8-4) and Providence (8-0).
As a Freshman (2012-13): Named 2013 Most Outstanding Rookie Performer of the Atlantic 10...Awarded Rookie performer of the week three times and Co-Performer of the Week one time...Posted a 23-game win streak that began on Jan. 25, 2013 and ended Apr. 20, 2013 with the majority of the wins being at the number two singles spot...Led Xavier with 33 overall singles victories and a perfect 9-0 record in Atlantic 10 play... Defeated Dayton's Carly Peck 6-0, 6-1 to help Xavier sweep the Flyers 7-0 beginning her undefeated Atlantic 10 season...Beat #40 San Diego State's Alicia Aguilar 6-1, 7-5...Won three-straight singles matches at the Ohio Valley ITA Regional Championship...Finished the season with a 3-1 record at the Atlantic 10 Tournament...Found success playing with Kally Alkire as her tennis partner having an overall record of 7-6...Started her season with four doubles victories and won the Milwaukee Tennis Classic doubles championship.
Prior to Xavier: Played varsity tennis at Penn High School and posted a 86-7 record...Won the singles Indiana High School State Championship in 2012...Finished third in the state in 2011...Rated as the No. 49 recruit nationally and top overall in Indiana by TennisRecruiting.net...The Northern Indiana Conference MVP in 2011 and 2012...Two-time All-State Member.
Personal: Born Sept. 17, 1993 to Ken and Sharon Brinker...Has two older brothers, Garrett and Troy...Business undecided major.