The 2011 Great Plains Athletic Conference women’s tennis All-Conference team should have been called the All-Nebraska Wesleyan women’s team as all six singles player were All-GPAC, and all three doubles teams were All-GPAC. In addition, senior Chelsea Henslee was named GPAC Player-of-the-Year and Rick Harley was the GPAC Coach of the Year.
NWU breezed through their GPAC competition on their way to the regular season and GPAC Tournament Championships. The Prairie Wolves did not lose a conference singles match during the 2011 season.
Henslee (Lincoln, Neb.) was All-GPAC at No. 1 singles with a 7-0 mark in singles play. Henslee became the all-time career victories leader at Nebraska Wesleyan in both singles and doubles play this season. She had 61 singles wins and 62 doubles wins to set the record in both categories. Henslee earns All-GPAC at No. 1 for the second consecutive season and is a four-time All-GPAC player.
At No. 2 singles sophomore Erica Dickmeyer (Fremont, Neb.) earned All-GPAC with a perfect 7-0 record. This is the second straight season that Dickmeyer went unbeaten in singles conference play. In No. 3 singles, Andrea Dasilva (Laguna Vista, Texas) was All-GPAC for the second consecutive season. Dasilva finished 10-8 overall and 7-0 in conference play.
Terah Maloley (Lexington, Neb.) earned All-Conference at No. 4 singles with a perfect 7-0 record in GPAC action. Maloley was 14-6 overall and earns All-GPAC for the second year in a row. Freshman Hannah Husmann (Kearney, Neb.) earns her first All-GPAC recognition at No. 5 singles after leading NWU with 16 victories and a 16-3 overall record, 7-0 in GPAC.
Rounding out the All-GPAC singles for NWU is freshman Nicole Jacobson (Grand Island, Neb.). Jacobson was 8-2 overall and 5-0 in GPAC play in her first season.
In doubles, Dasilva and Vanessa Johnson (Lincoln, Neb.) earned All-GPAC at No. 1 doubles with a record of 4-2 in conference. The tandem of Henslee and Dickmeyer were All-GPAC at No. 2 doubles going 14-3 overall and 6-0 in GPAC. At No. 3 doubles, Terah Maloley and Hannah Husmann went 14-4 overall, 6-0 GPAC to earn All-GPAC
Nebraska Wesleyan is 15-6 overall and 8-0 in the GPAC after winning both the regular season and tournament finals. NWU got an automatic bid to the NAIA National Tournament May 17-21 in Mobile, Alabama. The Prairie Wolves face SCAD Savannah on Tuesday at 1 pm in the opening round.