Tennis trio land on Pac-10 list

June 1, 2009

A trio of Arizona women's tennis team members were named to the conference all-academic team Monday, Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen announced.

Senior Danielle Steinberg and junior Ariane Masschelein were named to the All-Academic First Team, while teammate sophomore Jane Huh was placed on the honorable mention list.

To be eligible for the 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.

Steinberg, a sociology major, earned the first team honor with a 3.88 GPA, which was the highest GPA in the conference. She was the Wildcats' No. 1 all season and finished off her senior season with a 13-7 record in dual match singles, and an 18-12 record overall. Throughout the season, the Tel Aviv, Israel native defeated four ITA-ranked opponents on her way to Pac-10 Second Team honors.

Masschelein, a pre-business major earned her honor with a 3.87 GPA, second highest in the conference. Masschelein finished off her junior season with a 21-14 overall record in singles and went 13-16 in doubles.

Huh was one of 21 women on the Pac-10's honorable mention list. The Los Angeles native was in the Arizona lineup all season, competing in both singles and doubles.

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