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Burgic, Ojeda Earn ITA Texas Region Honors

WACO, Texas - Baylor women's tennis senior Ema Burgic and associate head coach Alison Ojeda were honored by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association with Texas region awards Tuesday.

Burgic won the region's Senior Player of the Year honor and the ITA/Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportsmanship & Leadership Award, while Ojeda garnered the assistant coach of the year honor for a second time. 

In her final season in Waco, Burgic has played exclusively at No. 1 singles racking up a 15-5 record. For her efforts on the court, the native of Lukavac, Bosnia & Herzegovina was named the Big 12 Player of the Year as well as to the All-Big 12 singles and doubles teams.

Overall, she is 26-9 on the year and will represent BU in both the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships once the team competition has concluded.

Ojeda received the Texas region's assistant Coach of the Year honor, after helping head coach Joey Scrivano lead the Lady Bears to a 27-6 record and Big 12 titles in both the regular season and the conference tournament.

Ojeda's squad has made the NCAA round of 16 in 2015 and is ranked No. 9 in the latest ITA poll. In her fifth season on Scrivano's staff, Ojeda has been instrumental in helping BU hold its place among the top programs in the country. 

This is the second time Ojeda has received the honor, after also winning it in 2012. BU assistants have now been recognized four times, including Melissa Castro (1997) and Rebekah Rhodes (2005).

Burgic and Ojeda are now eligible to win an ITA National award, which will be announced Tuesday.

The Baylor women's team will continue its NCAA Championships run with a Sweet 16 match against No. 8 Virginia Friday at 7 p.m. CT at the Hurd Tennis Center in Waco.

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