Giuliana Olmos Earns All-Pac-12 First Team Honors Again|
May 4, 2016
USC senior Giuliana Olmos headlines the Trojan contingent on the 2016 All-Pac-12 honor roll this season, picking up her second set of first-team accolades as she enters the final stretch of her Trojan career. USC’s top gun is joined by three other Women of Troy on the list, with junior Zoë Katz and sophomores Gabby Smith and Madison Westby earning All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention for 2016.
Senior standout Giuliana Olmos earned her place on the All-Pac-12 First Team for the second straight season thanks in part to her powerful performances at the top spot in singles and doubles. Ranked as the #26 player in the nation in singles, Olmos also holds her career-best doubles ranking as she and Gabby Smith currently stand ranked #4 in the land. Together, the senior-sophomore duo won the Oracle/Masters Doubles Championship earlier this season and currently hold a 17-8 overall record together. In singles, Olmos is 19-11 overall as she eyes a repeat trip to the NCAA Singles Championships this year. Olmos has gone 11-4 at the No. 1 spot in dual-match singles, including a 5-1 mark in Pac-12 clashes to help USC to a runner-up finish in the conference.
The trio of Trojans on the All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention list all enjoy their first appearances on an all-conference team. After limited action at the start of the season due to injury, junior Zoë Katz has stormed her way through a powerful spring with the Women of Troy. Katz leads her fellow honorees in singles wins, boasting a 20-11 overall record to go with a perfect 7-0 mark in Pac-12 dual matches. She’s also paired up to great success with Madison Westby in doubles action, going 8-1 in all dual-match appearances to compile an 11-4 overall record together. While unranked in singles, Katz currently stands ranked #81 in doubles with Westby. Sophomores Westby and Smith also have snagged the first All-Pac-12 honors of their young Trojan careers. Gabby Smith — the other half of the now-#4-ranked 2015 Oracle/Masters Doubles Championship team with Olmos — also was ranked as high as No. 13 in doubles with freshman Jessica Failla early in the year. In singles, Smith opened the season ranked #59 in the land and has gone on to accumulate an 18-10 overall singles mark to date. Also locked in with her first All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention, after being selected Pac-12 Freshman of the Year last season, Madison Westby has gone 14-13 in singles this season so far and currently ranks #119 in the nation in singles to go with her #81 spot in doubles with Katz.
USC’s four All-Pac-12 honorees, along with freshman teammates Jessica Failla and Rianna Valdes, are now NCAA-bound for the 25th consecutive season.