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Tulane's Klara Vyskocilova Named Louisiana Player of the Year

TULANEGREENWAVE.COM Klara Vyskocilova completed her career as the two-time Louisiana Player of the Year.
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Klara Vyskocilova completed her career as the two-time Louisiana Player of the Year.
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June 1, 2014

New Orleans - Tulane senior standout Klara Vyskocilova has been named the 2014 Louisiana Player of the Year and was also tabbed to the All-Louisiana first team, as it was announced by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association (LSWA) on Sunday morning.

A native of Klatovy, Czech Republic, Vyskocilova earned the state's player of the year honor for the second straight season after claiming co-player of the year honors a year ago, and she is a repeat performer to the all-state first team.

Vyskocilova turned in one of the finest seasons in school history in 2013-14. The 2014 Conference USA Player of the Year and All C-USA first team selection, she completed the season with a 20-7 overall record but was undefeated during the spring in dual matches with an impressive 13-0 record at the top singles spot. She won 15 of her final 16 singles matches, chalked up a 5-3 mark against nationally ranked players, including a pair of Top-25 upsets along the way this season.

Vyskocilova was selected to the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Tennis Singles Championships and became the first player to represent Tulane at the national singles championship since Jenny Kuehn in 2005. Vyskocilova suffered her first and only loss of the spring to the nation's sixth-ranked player in the first round. She completed her career with a singles record of 84-37 and doubles mark of 72-42.

Vyskocilova was a two-year letterwinner for the Green Wave and earned her bachelor's degree in finance last month. She was awarded with the prestigious Tulane 34 Award, which is presented annually to 34 graduates who have distinguished themselves throughout their collegiate lives. Students are recognized for their exemplary leadership, service and academic excellence. Named for the year the University was founded, 1834, Tulane 34 is among the most coveted honors bestowed upon the student body.

She claimed C-USA Player of the Week honors three times during her career, was twice named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll and was voted to the 2014 C-USA All-Academic Women's Tennis Team. Vyskocilova also worked on the Greening Yulman project, which aimed to help build the Green Wave's new on-campus football stadium while benefiting the environment and improving the University's LEED ranking.