Her awards comes on the heels of SIUE completing the regular season undefeated at 19-0 overall and 9-0 in the OVC. On Saturday, the Cougars will begin defense of their OVC Tournament title. As the No. 1 seed, the Cougars will face the winner of the Eastern Illinois-Southeast Missouri match at 10 a.m.
Aranda helped the Cougars clinch their first outright OVC regular season title with a pair of wins against UT Martin's Sarah Candeloro 2-6, 6-1, 6-4 and against Southeast Missouri State's Isabella Krupa 6-4, 6-4. She finished the regular season 15-2 in matches at No. 1 singles spot.