May 8, 2012
NORMAN, Okla. - Oklahoma's Marie-Pier Huet and Whitney Ritchie were named to the 2012 All-Big 12 team, announced by the conference Tuesday.
Ritchie was a unanimous selection for singles and also made the doubles list with partner Huet, both were first-time honorees.
"Whitney really found her form and a comfort level playing number one singles by the time we got to Big 12 play," OU head coach David Mullins said. "She showed that she can be one of the top Big 12 players in the years to come and I have no doubt that she will embrace that challenge."
Ritchie led the team in singles with a 16-6 record at the No. 1 position. The sophomore finished third in the Big 12 at the No. 1 spot with a 7-3 conference record.
"Marie has won a lot of doubles matches in the last four years," Mullins added. "I am so happy that she has been honored in this way at the end of her career. I look forward to seeing her compete one last time in Athens."
The duo was chosen as one of 32 doubles pairs that will compete in the 2012 NCAA Women's Tennis Championships, May 23-28 at Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Ga.
Huet and Ritchie have been ranked in the top 40 nationally this entire season and held a team-best record of 16-6 at the No. 1 doubles position. The pair finished third in the Big 12 at the No. 1 position.
Huet and Ritchie ended the team's dual season with a doubles win over Baylor's 13th-ranked pair of Ema Burgic and Nina Secerbegovic in the second round of the Big 12 Championship, 8-5.