Pickrel Grabs NCAC Honor

Greencastle, Ind.- DePauw junior Kaitlin Pickrel (Kettering, Ohio/Fairmont) grabbed North Coast Athletic Conference Player of the Week honors after leading the 13th-ranked Tigers to three victories last week.

DePauw took down Olivet Nazarene 7-2 on Thursday, following that up with a pair of 9-0 victories over Principia and Ohio Wesleyan on Friday and Saturday.

On Thursday Pickrel teamed with Julie Wittwer for an 8-1 victory at No. 3 doubles. Pickrel and Wittwer added 8-0 victories on Friday and Saturday to finish 3-0 on the week.

Individually, Pickrel won her No. 4 singles match against Principia 6-0, 6-1. She followed up that performance with a 6-0, 6-0 victory over Ohio Wesleyan on Saturday.

Pickrel and the Tigers are back in action Friday, February 28, when they host eighth-ranked University of Chicago at 3:30 p.m. in the opening round of the  Intercollegiate Tennis Association Division III Indoor National Championship.