Three Tigers Earn All-SCAC Honors; Riggle Named Coach of the Year
May 21, 2008
May 21, 2008, Greencastle, Ind. - Following its first outright Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference title, DePauw placed three student-athletes on the all-SCAC squad in voting by the conference's head coaches. The complete team is available here.
Janelle Arita (pictured) picked up four first-place votes which tied for the top spot in the SCAC and finished second in player of the year voting by just one point with 90 points. Arita was 26-9 in singles including a 19-6 record at the number-one spot and also posted a 26-6 doubles mark.
Kelly Buckley also earned all-conference honors after totaling 67 points. Buckley was 24-6 in singles play including 16-4 in at the number-two singles position. She also finished with a 25-5 doubles mark this season.
Both Arita and Buckley earned spots in the NCAA Division III Singles Championship and lost their first-round matches.
Erin Andrade was an honorable mention choice after posting a 28-12 doubles record in her final season. The honor was the first of her career. She competed in the Division III Doubles Championship with Kayla Smith and earned all-America honors after advancing to the quarterfinals.
DePauw head coach Scott Riggle was named the Coach of the Year for the fourth time in six years after leading the Tigers to a 22-5 overall record, the SCAC title and to the NCAA Division III third round. Riggle has posted a 145-56 record in eight seasons as the program's winningest coach.
Arita, Buckley, Betsey Flanzer and Kristine Lewry were earlier named to the SCAC all-tournament team in singles, while the doubles teams of Andrade/Smith and Arita/Buckley were all-tournament choices.