Trojan Tennis Earns Pac-10 All-Academic Honors|
June 14, 2011
A solid set of six USC tennis players have locked in on Pac-10 All-Academic accolades for 2011. Led by senior Jaak Poldma's All-Academic First Team honors, USC has juniors Daniel Nguyen and Alison Ramos earning Second Team awards, and sophomore JT Sundling and senior Cristala Andrews and Lyndsay Kinstler on the list for Honorable Mention.
The Pac-10 All-Academic First Team pick for Jaak Poldma helps cap a stellar Trojan career for the senior, who helped USC win three straight NCAA Team Championships and has graduated with a double major in communications and political science holding a 3.65 GPA. He was an Honorable Mention recipient as a sophomore and Second Team selection as a junior.
Fellow seniors Cristala Andrews and Lyndsay Kinstler also close out their Trojan careers with their third straight Pac-10 academic honors. Now three-time Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention recipients respectively, Andrews and Kinstler have been a part of winning Women of Troy squads throughout their four years at USC. Andrews graduates with 3.22 GPA as a political science major, and Kinstler holds a 3.35 GPA with a degree in psychology.
Holding with their second straight Pac-10 All-Academic Second Team selections are juniors Daniel Nguyen and Alison Ramos. Three-time NCAA Team Champion Daniel Nguyen has clinched the past two titles for the Trojans, while excelling in the classroom as well with a 3.41 GPA as a communication major. Alison Ramos can boast the Pac-10 championship-clinching win over Stanford in 2009, and stands out academically as well with a 3.49 GPA as a human performance major.
Picking up his first academic honors is another member of USC's NCAA champ squad. JT Sundling now has Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention thanks to a 3.0 GPA and has not yet declared his major.