Four Named To Pac-10 All-Academic Team

June 4, 2008

STANFORD, Calif.- Stanford women's tennis was well-represented with four selections on the 2008 Pac-10 All-Academic team, announced today by Commissioner Tom Hansen.

To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.

Seniors Whitney Deason (3.86 - Political Science) and Celia Durkin (4.00 - German Studies) were named to the First Team while junior Jessica Nguyen (3.15 - Economics) and sophomore Lindsay Burdette (3.47 - Undeclared) were recognized as Honorable Mention.

Deason, Durkin and Nguyen are all two-time recipients of the award.

Deason finished the year 16-14 overall and 8-9 in dual matches while Durkin concluded the season 19-9 overall and 15-5 in duals. Deason finished with a No. 75 national ranking while Durkin checked in at No. 66.

Nguyen and Burdette, both two-time All-Americans, were tabbed Honorable Mention choices.

Nguyen closed out her season at 28-10 overall and 17-5 in dual match play while competing primarily at the No. 2 spot in the lineup. One of eight No. 9-16 seeds in the NCAA Singles Championship draw, Nguyen received a final national ranking of No. 16.

Burdette was 23-14 overall and 17-8 in dual match play. She concluded the year with a final national ranking of No. 65. Burdette also teamed with Hilary Barte as the Cardinal's top doubles team and the duo finished with a final national ranking of No. 9 while earning an at-large invite to the NCAA Doubles Championship.

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