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Kveta Hajkova was selected the 11th recipient of the Army ROTC Athletic Achievement Award on Tuesday.
Women's Tennis - Tue. Apr. 24, 2012
MONTGOMERY, Ala. ---- Auburn University at Montgomery senior women's tennis standout Kveta Hajkova was selected the 11th recipient of the Army ROTC Athletic Achievement Award for the 2011-12 school year on Tuesday, for her efforts both on and off the court.

Criteria for the Army ROTC Athletic Achievement Award includes being certified for eligibility and involved in participation of a varsity sport; performance on the field or court during the previous two weeks; contributions to the team's success through their individual leadership skills, their commitment to teamwork, their extra effort during practice and their demonstration of sportsmanship; and performance off the field of play, including academic success, character and exemplary community outreach.

During the two-week span of her nomination, Hajkova helped the Warhawks to a 3-1 record by posting a 4-0 record in singles play and a 3-1 mark in doubles. In the four matches, AUM defeated a pair of ranked opponents, with its only blemish coming against Armstrong Atlantic, the No. 4 team in NCAA Division II.

Through the Warhawks regular season, Hajkova has posted a perfect 24-0 record in singles play, while also giving a strong performance with a 19-2 mark in doubles play.

"Kveta is a very positive person who is very respectful towards players, coaches and staff," head coach Rolando Vargas said. "She works very hard during practice and her energy is contagious. She is always looking to improve and displays great sportsmanship. She is a team-first player on the court, while also excelling in the classroom."

Hajkova, an exercise science major from Bratislava, Slovakia, is a standout in the classroom, where she sports a cumulative grade point average of 3.15. She is active in the community, having spent time collecting toys for children locally, while also collecting toys and toiletry items for underprivileged children in other countries. In addition, she assisted with a local marathon at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival Park.

With their victory in the SSAC Championship, Hajkova and the Warhawks (22-2) earned the SSAC's automatic berth to the NAIA Women's Tennis Championship Tournament, held May 15-19 in Mobile, Ala. AUM's opponent has yet to be determined.