May 3, 2007
CLEVELAND - Freshman Phil Orno and junior Jenn Myers -- both members of the Viking tennis squad -- have been recognized as Cleveland State's Student-Athletes of the Month for April. CSU Director of Athletics Lee Reed made the announcement on Thursday.
A native of Snekkersten, Denmark, Orno garnered first team All-Horizon League honors for his outstanding play this season. He went 4-1 during the month of April, including a win over league player of the year James Low of Butler on April 21. Orno, worked his way into the No. 1 singles spot at end of season and league championship, going 4-2 at No. 1 doubles with partner Ryan Hamning.
The Athlete of the Month award was developed this year to honor Viking student-athletes for their on-field accomplishments. A female and male honoree will be selected at the conclusion of each month during the school year. Cleveland State sponsors 17 varsity sports, of which baseball, men's & women's golf, softball and men's & women's tennis are currently competing.
Previous 2006-07 Honorees:
August/September: Andrew Gutting (men's soccer) & Liz Fazio (volleyball)
October: Bjorn Schantz (men's swimming) & Mel Snyder (volleyball)
November: Ryan Hurley (wrestling) & Leigh Pendergrass (fencing)
December: J'Nathan Bullock (men's basketball) & Kailey Klein (women's basketball)
January: Chris Dalman (men's diving) & Marianne Lionell (women's swimming)
February: Jakub Dobies (men's swimming) & Sarah Galon (women's tennis)
March: Chris Dalman (men's diving) & Amanda Macenko (softball)