KANSAS CITY, Mo. ---- Auburn Montgomery junior Jade Curtis added to her list of accomplishments this season after being recognized as the first NAIA Women's Tennis Player of the Week in 2013, the national office announced this afternoon.
Curtis received the national honor for the second time in her three years at AUM. She has also been named the Southern States Athletic Conference Player of the Week two times this season, and on four occasions overall. Last week, the Intercollegiate Tennis Association listed Curtis as the top singles player in the NAIA, and she is part of the third-best doubles team with partner Morgane Zowczak.
The Saltash, England, native went 6-0 across singles and doubles last week, as the Warhawks faced three programs that were nationally-ranked in NCAA Division II. Curtis is now 12-0 in singles this season for the Warhawks, and she is 11-1 in doubles playing with partners Zowczak and Tiffany William. She has a career record of 104-4 at AUM in singles and doubles combined.
Curtis was selected based on her performances from March 11 – 17 and was chosen out of a pool of conference/independent/unaffiliated group player of the week selections.
Third-ranked AUM will take a 7-5 record into Friday's 2 p.m. matchup at 20th-ranked Cumberland. The Warhawks are 6-1 against NAIA opponents this season.