Vlaski Named To CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII At-Large Second-Team

May 27, 2004

EUGENE, Ore. - Washington junior Alex Vlaski (Belgrade, Yugoslavia) was named to the 2004 CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII Men's At-Large second-team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced Thursday.

Vlaski, currently competing in both the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championship in Tulsa, Okla., has a 3.45 grade point average and is majoring in business administration. He was the only Husky named to either the first or second-team for District VIII. Vlaski was also one of four tennis players on the two teams.

The at-large team encompasses the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo and wrestling, and was voted on by CoSIDA members from within the District VIII states of Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah and Washington.

Vlaski is Washington's No. 1 singles and doubles player, holding as high as a No. 2 national ranking in singles this year which stands as the highest rank for any UW tennis player. He won the 2003 ITA All-American Singles Championship, as well as the ITA West Region Doubles title. He currently has a 28-7 singles record and a 21-10 doubles mark.

The honor is just one of many for the Husky men's tennis standout, as Vlaski is already an ITA All-American, a two-time first-team All-Pac-10 honoree, the Pac-10 and Region VIII Freshman of the Year in 2002, and a Pac-10 All-Academic first-team honoree last year. This year's All-Pac-10 awards will be announced Friday.

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