June 23, 2011
    2011 All-ACC Academic Women's Tennis Team Announced
    Blakely, Hasmin honored for excellence in the classroom

    GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia Tech’s Martha Blakely and Yasmin Hamza were named to the 2011 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Women’s Tennis Team as announced by Commissioner John D. Swofford. Blakely was named to the team for the third consecutive year.

    Blakely (Jr., Reading, Pa.) received the 2010 Skelton Award, given to the top Virginia Tech female scholar-athlete. Blakely was also named for the second consecutive year to the Capitol One Academic All-America® Women’s At-Large Third Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America. Hamza (Sr., Cairo, Egypt) posted 21 singles victories this season playing at the No. 1 position earning a No. 89 national singles ranking.

    Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina and Virginia each placed three players on this year’s All-ACC Academic Women’s Tennis Team. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned at least a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained at least a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.

    2011 All-ACC Academic Women’s Tennis Team
    Name, School Year Major
    Katarina Gajic, Boston College Jr. Economics
    Caroline Magnusson, Clemson So. Pre-Business
    **Ellah Nze, Duke Sr. History
    **Elizabeth Plotkin, Duke Sr. History & Political Science
    ****Reka Zsilinszka, Duke Sr. History
    ****Katie Rybakova, Florida State Sr. English Education
    **Noemie Scharle, Florida State So. Hospitality Management
    Federica Suess, Florida State Sr. Hospitality Management
    **Lynn Blau, Georgia Tech Jr. Industrial Engineering
    Caroline Lilley, Georgia Tech Jr. Management
    Viet Ha (Christina) Ngo, Georgia Tech Jr. Economics & International Affairs
    Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar, Maryland Jr. Letters & Sciences
    Jordaan Sanford, Maryland Fr. Letters & Sciences
    **Anna Bartenstein, Miami Jr. Marketing
    ****Bianca Eichkorn, Miami Sr. International Finance & Marketing
    **Gabriela Mejia, Miami Jr. International Finance & Marketing
    **Zoe De Bruycker, North Carolina So. Business Administration
    **Shinann Featherston, North Carolina Jr. Exercise & Sports Science
    Lauren McHale, North Carolina So. Journalism & Mass Communication
    Sanaa Bhambri, NC State Gr. Business Administration
    **Sandhya Nagaraj, NC State Jr. Sport Management
    Emily Fraser, Virginia Jr. Kinesiology
    **Lindsey Hardenbergh, Virginia Jr. Spanish
    Caryssa Peretz, Virginia Fr. Undeclared
    ***Martha Blakely, Virginia Tech Jr. Chemistry & Biochemistry
    Yasmin Hamza, Virginia Tech Sr. Interior Design

    **Martina Pavelec, Wake Forest Sr. Economics & Communications

    ACC Women’s Tennis 2011 Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Bianca Eichkorn, Miami

    **Repeat All-ACC Academic Team Selection
    ***Three-time All-ACC Academic Team Selection
    ****Four-time All-ACC Academic Team Selection

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