South Dakota State’s Lawley Named Player of the Week

South Dakota State’s Lawley Named Player of the Week

ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota State's Parker Lawley was named as The Summit League's men's tennis player of the week for his performance Feb. 26-March 4.

Parker Lawley, South Dakota State
So., Fargo, N.D.
Lawley nets his first award of the season after compiling a 2-0 singles record and gaining a victory in his lone doubles decision. Against Creighton, he was one of two SDSU wins with a straight-set (4 and 1) triumph over Brandon Lee at No. 4 singles. Facing Ohio Dominican, Lawley scored a straight-set (2 and 3) singles victory over Jeremy Mokry at the No. 4 position and was part of an 8-4 win at the No. 1 doubles position. Lawley improved to 5-4 in singles matches this season.

Previous recipients: 1/21 – Bradley Holt, Western Illinois; 1/28 – Tomas Patino, Kansas City; 2/5 – Joel Modesitt, IUPUI; 2/12 – Joao Freitas, Fort Wayne; 2/19 – Tomas Patino, Kansas City; 2/26 Martin Muadi, Fort Wayne.

Entering its fourth decade of Division I athletics, The Summit League offers 19 championship sports and has a combined enrollment of over 144,000 at nine universities, four of which are located in top 58 U.S. metro populations (Detroit, Indianapolis, Kansas City and Omaha). Member institutions include: Fort Wayne (Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne), IUPUI (Indiana University-Purdue University-Indianapolis), Kansas City (University of Missouri-Kansas City), North Dakota State University, Oakland University, Omaha (University of  Nebraska Omaha), the University of South Dakota, South Dakota State University and Western Illinois University. Previously known as the Mid-Continent Conference, The Summit League rebranded in 2007 and has since produced 54 All-Americans, 37 Academic All-America selections and seven NCAA Championships. For more information about the league and its history, visit to "See The Summit" or follow on Twitter @thesummitleague.