May 13, 2014
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DETROIT, Mich. -- University of Michigan women's tennis incoming freshman Alex Najarian (Birmingham, Mich./Cranbook Kingswood) was named the Detroit Athletic Club's Michigan High School Athlete of the Year on Monday night (May 12). It is the first time that a U-M women's tennis recruit has earned the honor.
Najarian is a blue-chip recruit and currently ranked as the No. 8 senior in the country. She has helped Cranbrook Kingswood to three straight state championships and has won three straight singles titles of her own. She has not dropped a singles match during her high school career.
At the 2012 USTA National Championships, she finished sixth in singles and third in doubles. She won the Gold Ball at the national championships for the 14s age group in 2010. Najarian is also the No. 1-ranked recruit in the state of Michigan.
Najarian joins Mira Ruder-Hook (Denver, Colo./Laurel Springs) as Michigan's incoming freshman class for the 2014-15 season.
Contact: Sarah VanMetre