The latest poll by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, released this month, shows the Brenau Golden Tigers tennis team as one of the three Southern States Athletic Conference teams who ranked in the NAIA top ten.
Even though the team was previously ranked high in the NAIA poll (for example, a #7 in the nation ranking which came in 2010), the 2012 distinction signifies a significant accomplishment for the team coached by Andre Ferreira.
The NAIA report notes that “Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) pushed its NAIA-leading all-time No. 1 appearances to 61 … Brenau (Ga.) is next closest with 10 No. 1 rankings, followed by Fresno Pacific (Calif.) with eight, Shorter (Ga.) with three and Northwood (Fla.) with two”. The highest rankings in the poll were as follows:
|RANK||PVS||SCHOOL (1ST PLACE VOTES)||RECORD||TOTAL PTS|
|1||1||Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) (11)||12-Jan||281|
|2||2||Fresno Pacific (Calif.)||12-Mar||272|
|5||5||Azusa Pacific (Calif.)||10-Jan||245|
|6||6||Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.)||08-Mar||236|
|9||10||William Carey (Miss.)||06-May||204|
Click here to see the full NAIA article, featuring a match photo of Brenau”s senior, All-American, Lyn See Choo.
Wednesday, March 21, 2012