Louhabanjong wins NCAA Elite 89 Award [Tennis]
Anchorage’s Tabtip Louhabanjong of Indiana University of Pennsylvania saw her sophomore tennis season end in heartbreaking fashion, but there was a consolation prize.
Prior to her match, she was honored with the NCAA’s Elite 89 Award as the student-athlete with the highest cumulative grade-point average competing at the D2 women’s national championships.
Louhabanjong, of West High fame, carries a perfect 4.0 as a foreign languages, literatures and linguistics major.
On the court, she was 19-13 at No. 1 singles and 22-11 at No. 1 doubles with teammate Katie Eaton.
In the opening round of the NCAA Championships, IUP lost 5-0 to sixth-ranked Abilene Christian.
Louhabanjong lost her doubles match 8-6 after rallying to force a 6-6 tie.