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March 7, 2012

2011-12 Season - DeSimone grabs CCIW "Player of the Week"

Senior Adam DeSimone has been named the "Player of the Week" in the CCIW. DeSimone wnet 5-0 at number one doubles and 3-1 at number one singles on the Vikings' recent spring break trip to Orlando, Florida.

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Augustana senior Adam DeSimone (Bettendorf HS, Bettendorf, Iowa) has been selected as the "Player of the Week" in men's tennis in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin, it was announced today. DeSimone, the number one singles and doubles player for the Vikings, is a three time all-conference performer for Augustana.

He is currently 8-6 overall in singles play and has posted a 9-2 doubles record while teaming with his sophomore teammate Andy Wall (Notre Dame Academy, DePere, Wis.). During the Vikings' recent spring trip to Orlando, Florida, he went 5-0 at number one doubles and 3-1 at number one singles. He helped Augustana compile a 4-1 team record and the Vikings are currently 7-2 on the season.

In singles play he defeated Capital's John Murray (6-2; 6-1), Alma's Josh Grove (7-5; 6-3) and Berry's Logan Yerbey 97-5; 6-3). DeSimone and Wall combined to defeat Capital's Kenny Duncan and Tommy Stein (8-3), Davenport's Eric Pell and Vitaly Shumilov (8-1), Hanover's Steven Gilliam and Brandon Ramsey (8-6), Alma's Logan Beard and Mark Stuart (8-2) and Berry's Logan Yerbey and Jonathan Surls.

DeSimone has been a model of consistency during his career. He was the team's Most Valuable Player as a freshman in 2009 and was co-MVP as a sophomore in 2010. In 2011 he was the winner of Augustana's Most Inspirational Player award. As a freshman he was the number three singles champion in the CCIW and was also selected as the "Newcomer of the Year".

He currently has compiled a total of 122 victories during his Augustana career (singles and doubles combined). That is tied with Steve Miller (1979-82) for third place on the Vikings' all-time list.

DeSimone is an economics major and the son of Al and Lynne DeSimone of Kalamazoo, Michigan.