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July 25, 2003

COLUMBUS, Ohio– Ohio State women’s tennis player Erica Fisk (Sr., Indianapolis, Ind./Pike) and former Buckeye men’s tennis player Vincent Ng (Graduate, Broadview Heights, Ohio/University) were named Intercollegiate Tennis Association Scholar-Athletes for the 2002-03 season, the ITA announced.

In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: be a varsity letterwinner, have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year and have been enrolled at their present school for at least two semesters (including freshman thorough senior year).

Fisk, a marketing major, is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten honoree and a three-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete. She played No. 2 singles for the Buckeyes this past season, posting an overall mark of 17-20. She is 62-53 as a Buckeye in singles. Fisk also played No. 2 doubles, with a record of 20-8 on the season.

Ng, a biology graduate, is continuing his education at Ohio State’s School of Medicine. The 2003 OSU Conference Medal of Honor recipient, Ng was ranked No. 32 nationally at the end of the season and set the Ohio State career singles record with 127 wins. Ng closed his career singles record as a Buckeye with a 132-46 mark and led the team during the 2002-03 season with a 41-7 singles record. The 41 season singles wins placed him at the No. 2 spot in program history. Ng was named the 2003 Men’s Tennis Midwest Regional IV ITA/Farnsworth Senior Player of the Year, the regional recipient of the 2003 Tennis Magazine/Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sportsmanship and Leadership Award and was awarded the 2003 National ITA Osuna Sportsmanship Award. Ng was named the 2003 Big Ten Player of the Year, was an All-Big Ten selection and was a four-year Ohio State Scholar-Athlete.