OKLAHOMA CITY (Feb. 12, 2013) – For the second straight week, an Oklahoma Christian player has been named as the National Christian College Athletic Association men’s tennis student-athlete of the week.
Nicolas Auruccio, a sophomore from Buenos Aires, Argentina, received the honor from the NCCAA on Tuesday after a week during which he won both of his matches against Texas-Tyler.
Auruccio joined teammate Martin Poboril, a two-time NCCAA student-athlete of the week selection this school year, on the national honor roll. Poboril most recently received the honor last week after winning it once during the fall semester.
Auruccio contributed two team points on Saturday in OC's 5-4 loss at Texas-Tyler, a defeat which snapped the Eagles' 15-match winning streak. Playing at the No. 6 singles position, he beat Texas-Tyler's Jonathon Karsten 6-3, 6-0. The win came after he teamed with Julio Pulido to beat Kevin Singer and Ryan Spencer 8-5 at the No. 2 doubles position.
This season, Auruccio is 3-0 in both singles and doubles. He’s one of only three players in the Heartland Conference who has perfect records in both categories.
He was one of three OC student-athletes to receive NCCAA student-athlete of the week honors on Tuesday, joining women’s tennis player Barbora Bozkova and softball player Kendra Pierce.
During the 2012-13 school year, 14 OC student-athletes in 11 sports have combined to win NCCAA weekly honors 18 times.