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Strandemo, Vanderdys Named To All-Big 12 Team

May 2, 2005

DALLAS - University of Colorado student-athletes Kendra Strandemo and Jessica Vanderdys were named to the All-Big 12 women's tennis team, announced by the conference office on Monday.

            The All-Big 12 honors are selected by the league's head coaches, who are not allowed to vote for their own players.

            Strandemo, a senior from San Diego, Calif. made the team twice, both in singles and with Vanderdys (Centreville, Va.) for another selection on the conference doubles team.

            Strandemo, a four-year letterwinner was 6-3 at the No. 2 position against conference foes this spring. For the year, Strandemo won 17 singles matches, including 12 wins during the dual season. Overall, she won a total of 71 singles matches over her four years becoming only the 12th CU student-athlete to accomplish that feat.

            In doubles, Strandemo and Vanderdys recorded a 9-6 record at the No. 1 slot and won 15 matches in 24 outings this year. Currently they are the No. 44 out of 60 ranked teams nationally in the latest Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll. It's also the first All-Big 12 team honor for both women.

            Colorado (12-12) advanced to the Big 12 Tournament semifinals for the second time in three years last weekend. Seeded No. 6, the Buffaloes defeated Kansas in the opening round and upset No. 3 seed and No. 31 ranked Nebraska in the quarterfinals.