Female Rookie of the Year: Alyssa Rudin, Tennis

After contributing to a strong year for the women’s tennis team, Alyssa Rudin is named the female rookie of the year.

By Simone Stover

The tennis season isn’t even officially over yet, but that hasn’t stopped first-year Alyssa Rudin from making her mark on UChicago as this year’s female Rookie of the Year. 

Back in March, Rudin played a part in UChicago’s third place finish at the ITA DIII National Team Indoor Championships, winning her matches against Pomona-Pitzer, Sewanee, and Wash U, along with doubles wins against the latter two schools. Rudin was a strong contributor to the Maroons’ performance at the 2017 UAA Championships.  Rudin won all six of her matches across the weekend, esrning Second Team All-UAA honors.

Rudin concluded her season at the NCAA DIII Team Championship, helping UChicago reach the quarterfinals with wins in singles and doubles.