Cowgirls sweep OU on a special senior day

Jordan Bishop/Stillwater News Press Oklahoma State senior Katarina Stresnakova stretches out for a ball against Oklahoma on Sunday. A native of Nova Dedinka, Slovakia, Stresnakova won her match 7-6 (7-2), 6-1.

Cowgirl tennis senior Katarina Stresnakova added to her list of accolades on Thursday, earning the 2019 Big 12 Women's Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year award for her achievements in the classroom and on the courts.

The psychology major completed her final semester at Oklahoma State with a 3.915 grade-point average, competing in 93 percent of scheduled competition for the Cowgirls. Stresnakova capped off the 2019 season with a 6-3 record in Big 12 singles play, claiming first-team All-Big 12 honors for the third time in her career.

Additionally, the Cowgirl was named a 2019 ITA Singles All-American at the NCAA Individual Championship last month in Orlando, Fla., for the first time as a member of the OSU squad. 

She wrapped up her Cowgirl career with an 88-35 singles mark, including a 24-15 record in the No. 1 spot this season. The Nova Dedinka, Slovakia native amassed a doubles record of 9-7 this spring, finishing with 32 doubles wins in her career.

Coaches of each respective sport vote on this honor, which was established in 2012-13. A recipient is named in each conference-sponsored sport. Every Big 12 institution and affiliate member nominate one individual per sport. Coaches are not allowed to vote for their own student-athletes. Scholar-Athlete of the Year nominees must be of junior or senior academic standing, have a cumulative GPA of 3.20 or higher, participate in at least 20 percent of the team's scheduled contests and have a minimum of one year in residence at the institution.