Dean Orford is named Central Region Head Coach of the Year, Kali Krisik was named assistant coach of the year and Michelle Farley is named senior player of the year
The Golden Hurricane hosts the Fighting Irish on Saturday
Kali Krisik is currently in her second season as the assistant coach with the women's tennis program. She assists with the everyday operations of the Michael D. Case Tennis Center and has a key role in the administration of events hosted by the facility.
Krisik, a native of Arkansas City, Kan., earned two bachelor's degrees in sociology and computer applications from The University of Notre Dame in 2010. She also received a minor in science, technology and values.
At Notre Dame, Krisik earned a plethora of accolades on the tennis courts. In 2010, she was an ITA All-American, an ITA All-Star Team member, an ITA Scholar-Athlete, the Big East Conference Most Outstanding Performer, and an NCAA All-Tournament Team member. She also earned the Midwest ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership, the Byron V. Kanaley Award, the Christopher Zorich Award, and the Leaders of Distinction Award.
Krisik earned a final ITA National Doubles Ranking of No. 2 in 2010, and she reached a career-high ITA National Singles Ranking of No. 46. She was a member of the All-Big East Team three times, and she was a Big East Academic All-Star all four years. She was part of two Fighting Irish squads that reached the NCAA Semifinals (2009, 2010) and won three Big East Conference Championships (2008-10). Krisik served as a captain in 2009-10.
She was also a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), where she served as the women's tennis representative.
Krisik has worked as a tennis camp instructor at Cowley County Community College (July 2011), Wichita State University (June 2011) and Gomez Tennis Academy in Naples, Fla. (fall 2011 - spring 2011). She worked in the athletic department at Notre Dame as an intern in spring 2010. She also served as a tennis instructor at the Arkansas City Recreation Commission from 2004-08.
Krisik owns a Professional Tennis Registry (PTR) certificate, which she earned in September 2010.
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