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Goulak Makes Academic All-America Second Team

Aug 6, 2021
Annette Goulak (Photo: Scott Chandler)

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The recently-graduated Annette Goulak of UCLA women's tennis was again honored for her on- and off-court performance, receiving a spot on the 2020-21 Academic All-America® Division I Women's At-Large Teams. The College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) announced the selections Friday.

Goulak earned a second-team nod – just the fifth selection in program history and first since Amanda Basica made the third team in 2000. Annica Cooper (second team in 1999) and Karen Dewis (third team in 1984, first team in 1983) have also been recognized. Goulak was previously named to the 2020-21 Academic All-District® Women's At-Large First Team by CoSIDA.

Goulak, who transferred from the University of Georgia in June 2019, posted a 4.0 grade-point average during her time as a Bruin student-athlete. As a result, she was honored as the female Scholar-Athlete of the Year at the virtual UCLA Scholar-Athlete Banquet – a title reserved for the graduating Bruin with the highest cumulative GPA in the athletic department. Goulak was also tabbed the NCAA Elite 90 award winner for women's tennis, a prize reserved for the student-athlete with the highest GPA at the season-ending tournament.

Goulak also shined for Stella Sampras Webster's team, racking up a team-high 36 total wins for the national quarterfinalist in 2021. She posted identical 18-3 singles and doubles records, reaching a career-best No. 57 in the Oracle/Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) doubles rankings with partner Vivian Wolff. Goulak received the ITA Most Improved Senior award for the Southwest Region and added an All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention selection for the completed season. During the shortened 2019-20 campaign, she posted a 15-6 singles record and a 20-4 doubles mark.