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All-America Honors for Ma

Jun 6, 2022

STANFORD, Calif. - Freshman Connie Ma was named an ITA All-American in singles after a runner-up finish at the NCAA Singles Championship in May.

The honorific "All-American" title is given to student-athletes that earn a top 16 seed in the NCAA singles championship, advance to the round of 16 at the NCAA Championship, or finish in the top 20 of the final ITA singles rankings. The All-American status is awarded to doubles teams that earn a top-eight seed into the NCAA championship, reach the NCAA championship quarterfinals, or finish in the top 10 of the final ITA doubles rankings.

Ma is one of only four freshmen to be named an All-American in singles this season and she is the 30th freshman in program history to earn All-America accolades in singles and first since Michaela Gordon in 2018. Ma finished her rookie campaign ranked 12th nationally.

Ma became just the 14th unseeded player since event started in 1982 to advance to the championship match of NCAA Singles. She is the fifth freshman in Stanford history to advance to the championship match and first since Amber Liu in 2003.

Ma's overall record on the year finishes at 32-9, and joining with fellow rookie Alexandra Yepifanova's record of 34-8, Stanford boasts two freshman with over 30 wins on the season for the first time since 2011 (Nicole Gibbs 46, Kristie Ahn 36). Ma earned a team-high 15 victories against ranked opponents on the year and was 15-5 at No. 1 singles, the most wins at the top spot since Carol Zhao in 2015 and most by a freshman at No. 1 since Hilary Barte in 2008.