Four Huskies Garner Pac-10 All-Academic Distinction
June 8, 2010
- Chan And Dy Named ITA All-Americans
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pac-10 Conference announced the Women's Tennis All-Academic Team today, with four Huskies earning distinction, all of whom started in singles for UW in the NCAA Championships. To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average and be a significant contributor on the court.
Senior Joyce Ardies and junior Venise Chan were both selected to the eight-member First Team. Washington and Arizona State are the only institutions with two First Teamers. This is the second-straight First Team honor for Chan, to go with two-straight All-Pac-10 First Team selections. Chan and Cal's Jana Juricova are the only student-athletes to make both Pac-10 First Teams for on-court play and academic excellence. Chan also earned her first ITA All-America honor on Monday and was named an Arthur Ashe Junior Scholar last week. She holds a 3.65 cumulative GPA in business administration.
Ardies moves up to the First Team this year after garnering Second Team acclaim last season. She ended her career this season ranked in the UW Top-10 in both singles and doubles wins, and she qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championships for the first time, teaming with sophomore Denise Dy. Ardies is finishing up her Master's in Intercollegiate Athletics Leadership and holds a 3.58 grade-point average.
Fellow senior Aleksandra Malovic was named to the Second Team for the second-straight season. A four-year starter that helped UW to three consecutive NCAA tourney appearances, Malovic carries a 3.54 GPA, finishing up a degree in sociology.
Dy, named an ITA All-American along with Chan yesterday, was also named as an honorable mention, her first such recognition.