Stockton University’s Summer Conover (Oakcrest) earned the Small College Player of the Year award from the South Jersey Tennis Coaches Association. The senior received the award at the annual SJTCA banquet at Auletto Catering in Woodbury on Sunday.
Stockton head coach Harry Silverstein nominated Conover, who was selected by a panel of South Jersey tennis coaches.
Conover led Stockton in singles wins and went 11-3 at first singles. She went 8-3 in doubles to help the Ospreys to a 9-2 record. She also took first at the Goucher Open tournament with three straight wins.
Conover partnered with Kristen McCormick (Absegami) in first doubles and went 8-3. Conover was also chosen NJAC Player of the Week twice this season and led Stockton to second place in the NJAC with a 4-1 conference record.
Conover finished 46-26 in singles and 31-25 in doubles during her career. She is ranked sixth in Stockton history in singles wins.
Two Stockton cross country runners earned NJAC weekly awards for their effort at the NCAA Atlantic Regionals on Saturday. Alicia Belko was named NJAC Women’s Runner of the Week for the fourth time this season. Daniel Do (Absegami) earned the NJAC Men’s Rookie of the Week for the third time this year.
Belko, a senior, made Stockton history with the highest finish ever, male or female, at the NCAA Atlantic Regionals. She placed third out of 285 runners with a 6K time of 21 minutes, 45.3 seconds to lead the Ospreys to a 12th-place finish. Belko earned her second straight trip to the NCAA Division III Cross Country Championships in Elsah, Illinois, on Saturday. She earned all-region status for the second year in a row and posted her sixth consecutive top-10 finish of the season.
Do finished his freshman year by placing 93rd out of 290 runners in 26:19.0, his second fastest time this season. He helped the Ospreys to 18th place in the NCAA Regionals and was the first rookie from an NJAC team and second Osprey overall to cross the finish line at the meet.