Butoyi named program's first NAIA First-Team All-American; Buchmann named Honorable Mention
Author: Wendy Reid
Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Junior Aziza Butoyi (Bujumbura, Burundi) became the first player in program history to be named First Team National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) tennis All-American. The NAIA announced the 2013 All-American class on Monday, May 20. Joining Butoyi is freshman Seraphine Buchmann (Illnau, Switzerland) who received Honorable Mention honors.
Butoyi and Buchmann helped the No. 14 Olivet Nazarene University women’s tennis team to an 18-9 overall record and a perfect 5-0 record in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletics Conference. The Tigers captured both the CCAC Regular Season and Tournament titles, earning an automatic bid to the NAIA National Championships. Olivet also captured the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) North Central Regional title to advance to the National Championship.
Both Butoyi and Buchmann were named to the All-CCAC Singles and Doubles Teams. As a doubles team, they are currently ranked 19th nationally in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) rankings.
Butoyi finished the season with a 20-10 singles record and a 19-12 doubles record and is ranked 17th nationally in singles by the ITA. Buchmann finished 20-7 in singles and 25-10 in doubles.