May 30, 2008
WACO, Texas -
Baylor's women's tennis player Zuzana Zemenova is one of four finalists for the Honda-Broderick Cup Award for women's tennis. Zemenova, the 2005 Honda Award recipient, receives her third nomination for the prestigious award.
The winner will be decided by nationwide voting among NCAA member schools and will receive the 2007-08 Honda Award for tennis and become a nominee for the Honda-Broderick Cup awarded annually to the nation's outstanding collegiate woman athlete of the year.
A four-time All-American in singles, Zemenova was named the Big 12 Player of the Year for the fourth-consecutive year. She becomes the first athlete in any sport to be named the conference's player of the year for four straight years. Her four All-America singles honors also ranks first among Big 12 athletes.
This season, Zemenova advanced to the NCAA Singles Championship for the second time in her career. In 2005, she became the first unseeded player, and only the sixth freshman, to ever win the NCAA singles title. She finishes her career with a 17-3 record in the NCAA Singles Tournament.
In addition to the honor of this selection, American Honda will donate $1,000 to the women's athletic fund of each nominee's university and the winner's program will receive $5,000.