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Tennis Pair Named Big 12 Academic First Team

Apr 26, 2011

IRVING, Texas - University of Colorado tennis juniors Ania Anuszkiewicz and Michala Hedelund Jensen were named to the Big 12 Conference Academic first team, the league office announced Tuesday.

Both are repeat first team selections from a year ago.

Anuszkiewicz is majoring in Integrative Physiology and resides from Mississauga, Ontario, Canada; Hedelund Jensen is majoring in English and Humanities and is from Frederiksberg, Denmark.

Overall a total of 45 women's tennis student-athletes were recognized with 37 first team and eight second team honorees.

Iowa State and Nebraska paced the women's side with six overall selections and five first team honorees each.

Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services, the soccer academic all-league squad consisted of 81 first team members combined with 22 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 their 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.

Colorado will play No. 5 seed/No. 41 nationally ranked Nebraska in the first round of the Big 12 Championships beginning Thursday, April 28 at Baylor University. The Buffaloes and the Cornhuskers play at 11:30 a.m. (MDT).