Liles and Link win SAA Man and Woman of the Year awards

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Sewanee senior student-athletes Phillip Link (swimming) and Jenny Liles (women’s tennis) have been named the first-ever Southern Athletic Association (SAA) Man and Woman of the Year. The award, presented by Summit Management Group, is the highest honor given by the conference to an SAA athlete.

This past season, Link was a First-Team All-SAA honoree. He holds three school and SAA records and was a four-time qualifier for the NCAA Championships, earning NCAA All-American in 2011-12. Link is also a two-time Academic All-American, and was selected as a 2013 NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship winner. He served as president of Omicron Delta Kappa National Leadership Honor Society.

Liles earned First-Team All-SAA honors this past season, leading the Tigers to the 2013 SAA Championship, the third-round of the NCAA Tournament, and a No. 15 national ranking. She and her younger sister Lindsey earned a spot in the upcoming NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships. Liles was a three-time All-Conference Academic honoree, served as vice president of the Phi Beta Kappa chapter, and was the valedictorian of the class of 2013.

The SAA Man and Woman of the Year awards are given to the senior class male and female nominees who best exemplify traits of leadership, character, and athletic and academic success. Read more about Link and Liles here.

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