UNC's Loeb named National College Player of the Year

Jun. 18, 2014 @ 04:57 PM

North Carolina’s Jamie Loeb has been named the 2014 ITA National College Player of the Year.

Loeb, a freshman, wrapped up an impressive season with a 53-4 singles record, including a 19-1 mark in the fall. Her 53 wins are the most in program history. The Ossining, N.Y., native won singles titles at both the 2013 USTA/ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships and Riviera/ITA Women’s All-American Championships.

She has been ranked No. 1 spot in the ITA Division I National Singles Rankings since February 11, and is the first woman from North Carolina to be the top-ranked collegiate singles player.

Loeb was named an ITA All-America in both singles and doubles and is the 2014 ITA National Rookie of the Year.

Loeb led the Tar Heels to a runner-up finish at the 2014 NCAA Team Championships, UNC playing for the national title for the first time.

The ITA College Player of the Year Awards are given to the male and female singles players who have had the most outstanding year in Division I college tennis. Loeb will be honored July 12 in Newport, R.I., during Rolex Hall of Fame Enshrinement Weekend, and immediately prior to the 2014 International Tennis Hall of Fame Enshrinement Ceremony.