Campus Clippings: Yurovsky is Big Ten's top rookie
Published: Monday, April 29, 2013, 12:31 a.m.
It's not much of a surprise to anyone who has followed Ronit Yurovsky's blossoming tennis career that she found immediate success in her first season at the University of Michigan.
Her play didn't go unnoticed.
Yurovsky, a Plum graduate, was named the Big Ten Freshman of the Year.
A two-time PIAA champion and three-time WPIAL champion, Yurovsky is the fourth consecutive Michigan freshman to win the award.
This season, she has a team-best 28-7 record in singles and is ranked No. 48 in the country by the ITA.
She won 15 of 16 matches during one stretch and went 9-2 in conference matches, playing 10 times at No. 2 singles for the Wolverines.
Junior Paige Prato (Deer Lakes) ran the anchor leg of the 400-meter relay team that cruised to victory at the Presidents' Athletic Conference Championships at Washington & Jefferson.
The team broke a school record with a time of 48.86 seconds. Prato, the returning champion in the 100 meters, made second-team all-conference in the event this season.
Senior center John Reichenbaugh (Freeport) finished with 27 points (13 goals, 14 assists) this season for the Dukes (19-14).
Freshman third baseman Zarley Zalewski (Valley) is hitting .257 with a pair of home runs and 16 RBI for the Golden Flashes (22-20). Zalewski has started 31 of 35 games he's played.
Senior third baseman Jeff Campbell (Highlands) went 5 for 5 during a doubleheader split against Shepherd (W.Va.). He had three hits in a 6-4 win, which gave coach Todd Williams 400 wins for his career.
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