Simpson Leads Four Huskies On Pac-10 All-Academic Team

May 26, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, CALIF. -- Led by first-team selection Tara Simpson, four Washington women's tennis players were named to the Pac-10 All-Academic Team conference commissioner Tom Hansen announced, Friday. Dinka Hadzic, Allison Rainey and Stephanie Svanfeldt all received second-team acclaim.

Simpson, a sophomore from Vancouver, B.C., was the only underclassman on a first-team dominated by juniors and seniors. Simpson has a 3.64 cumulative grade point average and is majoring in biochemistry. It is her first career Pac-10 All-Academic honor.

Hadzic, a senior from Split, Croatia, was named to the Pac-10 All-Academic team for the third time in her career after second-team honors as a junior and honorable mention honors as a sophomore. Hadzic has a 3.39 grade point average and is majoring in communication. Mercer Island product Rainey was a first-time honoree with a 3.47 grade point average and a double major of political science and communication.

The third Husky named to the second-team was Svanfeldt, a senior from Belvedere, Calif. Svanfeldt has 3.26 grade point average and is majoring in political science. She was selected to the Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention team as a junior.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average, be a starter or significant contributor and have completed at least one academic year at their current institution.

2006 Pac-10 All-Academic Women's Tennis Team
First Team
Name Year GPA Major

Anca Anastasiu, USC Jr. 3.97 Business Administration
Stephanie Balzert, Arizona Sr. 3.67 Spanish
Alice Barnes, Stanford Sr. 3.67 Art History
Amber Liu, Stanford Sr. 3.67 Economics
Alex McGoodwin, UCLA Jr. 3.87 Psychology
Rebecca Rankin, Arizona St. Jr. 3.81 Kinesiology
Tara Simpson, Washington So. 3.64 Biochemistry
Jessica Shu, California Sr. 3.68 Material Sciences/Engineering

Second Team
Name Year GPA Major

Iza Oreng Ferreria, Arizona Sr. 3.45 Mechanical Engineering
Dinka Hadzic, Washington Sr. 3.39 Communication
Tracy Lin, UCLA So. 3.51 Undeclared
Elizabeth Lumpkin, UCLA So. 3.36 Undeclared
Kady Pooler, Arizona State Jr. 3.28 Management/Marketing
Allison Rainey, Washington So. 3.47 Political Science/Communication
Stephanie Svanfeldt, Wash. Sr. 3.26 Political Science
Rita Zalameda, UCLA So. 3.48 Undeclared

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