Karie Schlukebir and Linda Tran became the 20th Hoosier duo to qualify for the NCAA Doubles Championship.
NCAA Regional Information The Indiana Hoosiers (17-9) will travel to Nashville, Tennessee for the NCAA Regional hosted by Vanderbilt University. The Hoosiers will battle battle the Auburn Tigers (14-6) in the first match up at 10:00 a.m., while the fourth-seeded Commodores (25-4) will square off with the Murray State Racers (17-9) in the other. The Commodores, Hoosiers and Tigers all enter the tournament as at-large teams, while Murray State gained a berth by winning the Ohio Valley.
The winner of the sixteen regional competitions will become one of 16 teams to advance to the NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Championships at the Taube Family Tennis Stadium in Stanford, California. The team championship will be held May 18-21.
Saturday, May 11
Indiana (17-9) vs. Auburn (14-6) 10 a.m.
#4 Vanderbilt (25-4) vs. Murray State (17-9) 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 12
Regional Championship 12 p.m. Tournament Bound Once Again The Hoosiers will make their 20th appearance in the National Championship Tournament over the last 24 years. Last season, they lost the Washington State in the NCAA Regionals, 4-0. The Hoosiers won the 1982 AIAW National Championship. Duo Headed to Palo Alto The Hoosiers duo of junior Karie Schlukebir and sophomore Linda Tran became the 20th Hoosier team to be selected for the NCAA doubles Championships. The pair will take part in the 32 teams tournament on May 21 in Palo Alto, California. Schlukebir and Tran own a 33-9 record and have won their last 13 matches. How They Have Fared Five Hoosiers have NCAA tournament experience from 2001 and 2000. Here is how they fared in their NCAA tournament matches.
Amanda Field 2000 - No. 3 singles lost Vida Mulec of Baylor, 6-1, 6-2
2001 - No. 2 singles lost Stacy McKenna of Washington State, 6-0, 6-2
Linda Tran 2001 - No. 3 singles vs. Ana Maria Moura of Washington State suspended
Karie Schlukebir 2001 - No. 5 singles lost Tamara Filipovic of Washington State, 6-1, 6-2
Jessica Levin 2001 - No. 4 singles vs. Zorana Rogonovic of Washington State suspended
Martina Grimm 2001 - No. 6 singles lost Lorena Arias of Washington State, 6-1, 6-1
Karie Schlukebir/Linda Tran 2001 - No. 2 doubles defeated Perkins/Filipovic of Washington State, 8-3
Indiana's NCAA Tournament History 2001 NCAA Tournament
May 11 - Washington State 4, Indiana 0
1992 NCAA Tournament
May 14 - UCLA 5, Indiana 1
1991 NCAA Tournament
May 8 - Indiana 5, LSU 3
May 9 - Georgia 6, Indiana 0
1990 NCAA Tournament
May 9 - Indiana 5, San Diego State 3
May 10 - Florida 6, Indiana 0
1989 NCAA Tournament
May 11 - California 6, Indiana 3
1988 NCAA Tournament
Los Angeles, California
May 12 - Georgia 5, Indiana 4
1987 NCAA Tournament
Los Angeles, California
May 14 - Northwestern 5, Indiana 4
1983 NCAA Tournament
Albuquerque, New Mexico
May 14 - Indiana 7, South Carolina 2
May 15 - UCLA 8, Indiana 1
1982 AIAW National Tournament
Iowa City, Iowa
May 26 - Indiana 9, Iowa 0
May 27 - Indiana 8, North Carolina 1
May 28 - Indiana 5, Texas 4
May 29 - Indiana 6, California 3 (National Championship)
1981 AIAW National Tournament
June 3 - Florida 7, Indiana 2
1980 AIAW National Tournament
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
June 3 - Indiana 6, Arizona State 3
June 4 - USC 9, Indiana 0
1979 AIAW National Tournament
Iowa City, Iowa
June 4 - Indiana 6, Minnesota 3
June 5 - Trinity 7, Indiana 2
* - before 1996, the NCAA Tournament had only the top 16 teams
£ - before 1983, the AIAW controlled womens National Championships
Leader of the Pack Indiana Head Coach Lin Loring has mentored the Hoosiers to 20 National Championship appearances in 24 years, including a National Championship in 1982. He is womens collegiate tennis all-time winningest head coach with a 619-192 record. On 22 different occasions his athletes have earned All-America honors. Carrying Home the Hardware Senior Amanda Field and freshman Inga Radel both were recognized for the individual achieve during the Big Ten season. Field became the first Hoosiers to win the Big Ten Sportsman-of-the-Year award. Field has been a four year stand-out for the Hoosiers with an overall singles record of 78-65, and an overall doubles record of 88-40.
Radel picked up two Big Ten awards in less than a week. She was recognized as the Big Ten Player-of-the-Month for the month of April, and then she was award the Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Year award. She has won her last 14 matches, and sits at 29-3 on the year. She became the first Hoosiers to win Big Ten Freshman-of-the-Year since Jody Yin won the honor in 1991. Doubles Damage Indianas doubles teams wreaked havoc on opponents this season. In their 27 matches, the Hoosiers have won the doubles point 21 times for a percentage of 77.8. Indiana currently has won the doubles point 11 straight times dating back to March 25. When IU wins the doubles point, there is a pretty good chance they will win the match as well. The Hoosiers are 17-4 when they win the doubles point, and 0-5 when they do not. Schlukebir Picks Up National Honor Karie Schlukebir, a cancer survivor, was honored with the Wilma Rudolph Student Athlete Achievement Award from the National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics.
The award is intended to honor five to 10 young men and women who have overcome great personal, academic, and/or emotional odds to achieve academic success while participating in intercollegiate athletics.