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IMG alum Nicole Bartnik named Ivy League player of the year

Bartnik competing at the 2008 Eddie Herr International Junior Tennis Championships

IMG Academy alum Nicole Bartnik was unanimously named the Ivy League Player of the Year. Bartnik, now a junior, committed to play tennis for the Columbia Lions prior to graduating from the IMG Academy in 2009.

From Columbia University Athletics:

NEW YORK - Columbia juniorNicole Bartnik was a unanimous selection for Ivy League Player of the Year and three Lions earned All-Ivy League honors, the league office announced Thursday after a vote by the league's head coaches.

Bartnik is the first Columbia player to be named Player of the Year since the award started with the 1994-95 season and was a unanimous selection for the award. The junior also earned unanimous first-team All-Ivy League honors for the second year in a row. Bartnik had a stellar junior season, leading the Lions to the best season in program history.

Bartnik was 14-3 overall this season, including a perfect 7-0 in Ivy League matches, playing in the No.1 spot all season. Under her leadership, the Lions went 13-6 overall, 4-3 in the Ivy League, notching the most wins in program history (13), the most Ivy League wins in program history (four), and the first-ever winning league record in the history of the Columbia women's tennis program.