Laura Granville Nominated For Honda Sports Award
May 15, 2001
STANFORD, Calif. - Stanford sophomore Laura Granville (Chicago, Ill.) has been announced as a women's tennis nominee for the 2000-01 Honda Sports Award given to the top woman collegiate athlete in the sport. The winner, after nationwide balloting, will become a nominee for the Honda-Broderick Cup, which is awarded annually to the nation's outstanding collegiate woman athlete of the year at the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year Banquet to be held on June 11, 2001 in Salt Lake City.
Granville has put together a 39-1 overall record in her second year on The Farm and a 24-1 dual record. She didn't lose a Pacific-10 Conference match all year, going 22-0. She has claimed three tournament titles, including the ITA Regional in November, the Pac-10 Indoors in January and the ITA Indoor Championships in February.
Earlier this season, Granville won her 58th straight match at the USTA/ITA National Team Indoor Championships to break the NCAA record for consecutive wins. She finished her freshman year on a 35-match winning streak and has a career record of 86-3.
She is the No. 1 ranked singles player in the country and also teams with Gabriela Lastra as the No. 2 doubles team. Granville will try to defend her 2000 NCAA Singles Championship this weekend in Stone Mountain, Georgia as the Cardinal competes for the national title. Stanford won its first two matches of the NCAA Tournament last weekend and plays in the Round of 16 on Thursday.