More Honors for Women's Tennis Team

June 13, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - The Pac-10 Conference announced the women's tennis All-Academic team Friday, with four Ducks earning recognition for achievement off the courts. Senior captain Monika Gieczys, with a 3.58 grade-point average in a history major, was the Ducks' only representative on the first team.

Ester Bak, a sophomore from Beaverton, Ore., was named to the second team. Bak contributed at several positions in the singles and doubles lineups, and has a 3.80 grade-point average in a pre-business administration major.

Pac-10 Player of the Year Daria Panova, who earned All-America honors in both singles and doubles, joined Bak on the second team. Panova, an economics major from Moscow, Russia, carries a 3.39 grade-point average. Courtney Nagle, Panova's All-America doubles partner, joined her three teammates with honorable mention accolades.

To be eligible for a 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.

Pac-10 Women's Tennis All-Academic Teams

First Team
Lorena Arias, Washington State, Jr., 3.56, Communications
Laura Barnikow, Stanford, Jr., 3.49, Internal Relations
Mhairi Brown, Arizona, Sr., 4.00, Kinesiology
Monika Gieczys, Oregon, Sr., 3.58, History
Jieun Jacobs, California, Jr., 3.58, Accounting
Megan Yeats, Arizona State, Sr., 3.73, English

Second Team
Ester Bak, Oregon, So., 3.80, Pre-Business Administration
Andrea Coulter, Washington, Sr., 3.42, Art/Economics
Dianne Hollands, Arizona, So., 3.61, Undeclared
Dora Krstulovic, Arizona State, Jr., 3.43, Art (museum studies)
Daria Panova, Oregon, So., 3.39, Economics
Dea Sumantri, Washington, So., 3.54, Business Administration

Honorable Mention
Brooke Borisoff, California; Joslyn Burkett, Arizona State; Zsofi Fodor, Washington State; Christina Fusano, California; Nora Gaal, Washington State; Colleen Gray, Washington; Nicole Havlicek, California; Erin Hoe, Washington; Darija Klaic, Washington; Raquel Kops-Jones, California; Debbie Larocque, Arizona; Chris Martinez, Washington State; Courtney Nagle, Oregon; Story Tweedie-Yates, Stanford.

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