Posted: May 30, 2001
|May 30, 2001
AMHERST, MA - Amherst College women's tennis player Jamie Cohen (Rye, NY) was named the National Senior Player of the Year by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association after advancing to the semifinals at the NCAA Division III Singles Championships for the second straight year and leading the Jeffs to their fourth consecutive trip to the NCAA Division III Final Four at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.
Cohen, who earned NESCAC Player of the Year and ITA Northeast Senior Player of the Year honors earlier this season, was the defending national singles champion and the second-seed in this year's NCAA singles draw before falling to Joanna Toke of the University of Rochester, 6-3, 4-6, 6-3, ending her bid to become just the third Division III women's tennis player to win the individual title two years in a row. She posted straight-set wins over Trinity College's Diana Goldman and Denison University's Lauren Gerlach to advance to the national semifinals.
Cohen was also a key member of the 1999 women's tennis squad that stands as the only Amherst team to ever win a national championship in any sport, and was tabbed a 2000 Rolex Collegiate All-Star as a junior after finishing the season with a 30-2 overall record, including singles and doubles titles at the New England and Rolex East Championships.
Also an outstanding student, Cohen was one of 10 Amherst athletes named to the NESCAC Spring All-Academic team.