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Quartet Named All-Big 12 Academic Team

Apr 27, 2010

IRVING, Texas - A quartet of University of Colorado women's tennis student-athletes were named to the All-Big 12 Academic Team, announced Tuesday afternoon by the conference office. A total of 63 student-athletes (men and women) were named.

CU sophomores Ania Anuszkiewicz and Michala Hedelund Jensen were two of 32 women student-athletes selected to the first team, while seniors Camila Belassi and Monica Milewski were two of 12 that made the second team.

It's the third academic honor for Belassi (Economics, Italian Minor; Paysand+¦, Uruguay), in addition to the third for Milewski (Business Accounting; Park Ridge, Ill.).

Anuszkiewicz (Integrative Physiology; Mississauga, Ontario, Canada) and Hedelund Jensen (English and Humanities; Frederiksberg, Denmark) earned their first conference academic accolade.

Since the year 2000, the Buffaloes have named 40 student-athletes to the Big 12 Academic team under the tutelage of head coach Nicole Kenneally.

The Baylor, Iowa State and Oklahoma women's squads placed a league-leading five student-athletes each on the first and second team.

Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the men's tennis academic all-league squad consisted of 12 first team members combined with seven on the second team, while the women had 32 first team recipients and 12 student-athletes on the second team. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.

To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of his/her team's scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.