June 5, 2013
STANFORD, Calif.- Junior Nicole Gibbs has been named the Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week for May 27-June 2.
The honor is the second of Gibbs' career, as she also won the award back on May 28, 2012. She is the third straight women's tennis player to be recognized, following Ellen Tsay (May 20) and Kristie Ahn (May 27).
A native of Santa Monica, Calif., Gibbs captured her second consecutive NCAA singles crown with a 6-2, 6-4 victory over Nebraska's Mary Weatherholt on May 27 in Urbana, Ill.
Gibbs became the NCAA's first repeat champion since former Cardinal standout Amber Liu (2003-04) and Stanford's 16th all-time collegiate singles winner (14 NCAA, 2 AIAW) overall.
The first player to capture NCAA team and singles titles in the same year since Duke's Mallory Cecil (2009), Gibbs finished 24-4 overall and 17-4 in duals, playing all of her matches at the No. 1 position. In addition to closing out the year on a 14-match winning streak, Gibbs was 17-4 against nationally-ranked opponents and improved her career record in May to 30-1 (includes NCAA team and individual competition).