ATHENS, Ga. - Just one week after earning the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's (ITA) Carolina Region Rookie of the Year award, Duke freshman Beatrice Capra was honored with the 2012 ITA National Co-Rookie of the Year it was announced Tuesday at a banquet ceremony. Capra, the fourth player in program history along with Ansley Cargill (2001), Karin Miller (1997) and Vanessa Webb (1996), shared this year's award with UCLA's Robin Anderson.
"It's a great honor," Capra said. "There was a really big recruiting class coming in [nationally] and I know all [of] the freshman that came to college this year were amazing, and so talented, so to be named the rookie of the year - it's a big honor."
The Ellicott City, Md., native's list of accolades for the 2012 season continues to pile up. Capra was named the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Player of the Year, ACC Freshman of the Year and the ACC Tournament's Most Valuable Player earlier in the year, and just the second player in program history to win all three honors in the same season since Karin Miller in 1997.
"Honestly, I wouldn't have won any of the awards without my team," Capra stated. "They've helped me so much adjusting to everything and they've made me want to compete at my best. I got this award for myself, but also for Duke, because they've done so much for me."
Capra is 29-4 this season in singles, and 20-3 against ranked opponents, while maintaining a 33-9 overall doubles record. Capra will face Vanderbilt's Jackie Wu in the first round of the NCAA Singles tournament, tomorrow, May 23, at 10 a.m., before teaming with sophomore Rachel Kahan in the doubles tournament on Thursday, May 24. Both competitions will take place at the Dan Magill Tennis Complex at the University of Georgia.