Amber Liu Earns Two National Honors

June 8, 2004

STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford sophomore Amber Liu has been named the Intercollegiate Tennis Association's National Player of the Year for the second-straight season. She has also been named the nation's most outstanding athlete in tennis, according to results of national balloting among NCAA member schools, and will receive the Honda Award, given annually to the top woman student-athletes in 12 sports.

With the Honda Award, Liu is also automatically nominated for Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year honors along with athletes voted the most outstanding in cross country, field hockey, soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, basketball, swimming/diving, golf, lacrosse, and track & field. The Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year will be determined by separate balloting involving all NCAA-member institutions and will receive the Honda-Broderick Cup on June 21 in New York.

Liu claimed her second consecutive NCAA Singles title in May, and helped the Cardinal to the 2004 NCAA team championship.

A native of La Mesa, Calif., Liu was crowned the NCAA Singles Champion after downing Jelena Pandzic of Fresno State 6-4, 0-6, 6-3 in the final match.

She wrapped up the season with All-America and First-Team All-Pac-10 honors, and a 25-4 overall record. She earned a No. 1 ranking in the final ITA Polls. In her two years on The Farm, Liu has tallied a 58-14 singles record.

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