UW Tennis Players Receive Academic Accolades

June 19, 2001

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington senior Kristina Kraszewski, who completed her career as a three-time All-American, was one of four Huskies honored as second-team members of the Pacific-10 Conference All-Academic tennis team announced on Tuesday by the conference office.

Kraszewski (Torrance, Calif.) qualified for the NCAA singles championships in each of her four seasons, advancing to the round of 16 this season. She is the school-record-holder for career singles victories with 111. A business major, Kraszewski has a 3.41 grade point average.

The Husky men's team had three second-team honorees, including seniors Jeremy Berman (Kirkland, Wash./Newport HS) and Andy Posavac (Hoarsching, Austria) along with sophomore Ari Strasberg (Ramat-Hasaron, Israel). Berman has a 3.52 GPA in psychology, Posavac has a 3.40 GPA in business and Strasberg has a 3.43 GPA in pre-business.

Five Huskies garnered honorable mention all-academic recognition, including a trio of sophomores from the women's team: Andrea Coulter (Calgary, Canada), Colleen Gray (Granite Bay, Calif.) and Darija Klaic (Zupanja, Croatia). The men's team was represented by sophomore Matt Hanlin (Birmingham, England) and senior Marius Lunde (Oslo, Norway).

The 2000-01 campaign was the finest season ever Washington tennis as both teams advanced to the NCAA finals. The Husky men reached the round of 16 for the first time ever. They posted a 20-8 record en route to a No. 17 final ranking.

The Washington women registered their best finish ever, reaching the quarterfinals of the NCAA championships. The Huskies finished No. 11 in the final rankings with a 21-8 record.


Men's First Team

Name School Year GPA Major
Adrian Barnes California Sr. 3.82 Rhetoric
Erik Dmyiruk California Sr. 3.70 Business Administration
K.J. Hippensteel Stanford Jr. 3.50 Human Biology
Scott Kintz California Sr. 3.74 Business Administration
Jari Niskala Arizona Sr. 3.83 Computer Science
Andrew Park USC Jr. 3.70 Biology

Men's Second Team

Jeremy Berman Washington Sr. 3.52 Psychology
David Martin Stanford So. 3.60 Undeclared
Carter Morris Stanford So. 3.41 Undeclared
Andy Posavac Washington Sr. 3.40 Business
Chris Sands UCLA Sr. 3.24 Sociology
Ari Strasberg Washington So. 3.43 Pre-Business

Men's Honorable Mention (UW athletes only)

Matt Hanlin Washington So. 3.04 Undeclared
Marius Lunde Washington Sr. 3.17 Economics

Women's First Team

Name School Year GPA Major
Mhairi Brown Arizona State So. 4.00 Exercise Science
Michelle Gough Arizona Sr. 3.89 Mathematics
Anita Kurimay California Sr. 3.49 History/Mass Communication
Erica Perkins Washington State Jr. 3.92 History
Moniek Van De Ven Washington State Sr. 3.68 Philosophy
Megan Yeats Arizona State So. 3.60 English

Women's Second Team

Joanna Buczkowska Arizona Sr. 3.50 Interdisciplinary Studies
Monika Gieczys Oregon So. 3.52 Business
Lauren Kalvaria Stanford Jr. 3.37 Economics
Kristina Kraszewski Washington Sr. 3.41 Business
Celena McCoury Arizona State Sr. 3.39 Psychology
Janice Nyland Oregon Jr. 3.47 Biology

Women's Honorable Mention (UW athletes only)

Andrea Coulter Washington So. 3.30 Art
Colleen Gray Washington So. 3.53 Undeclared
Darija Klaic Washington So. 3.27 Undeclared
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