Suzi Babos Named Pac-10's Freshman of the Year

May 6, 2005

Berkeley - Freshman Suzi Babos was named Pac-10 Women's Freshman of the Year, as voted on by Conference coaches. Babos, also honored as a first team All-Pac-10 pick, is joined by fellow freshman Stephanie Kusano, who received honorable mention All-Pac-10 honors.

Babos, who was selected to compete for an individual title in the 2005 NCAA Championships, currently leads the Bears with 30 wins, 17 of which have come over nationally-ranked opponents. In addition to compiling a 15-5 dual record as Cal's top singles player, the Sopron, Hungary native captured the singles titles from both the Cal Nike Invitational and ITA West Regional Championships.

Kusano, playing primarily from the No. 2 position, is 18-11 overall and 14-7 in dual matches. The Houston, Texas native is currently ranked No. 78 in the nation in singles.

The women's team will be traveling to Coral Gales, Fla., May 13 to face Mississippi in the first round of the NCAA Team Championships.

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