Anca Anastasiu Is USC's 28th Academic All-American|
June 15, 2006
USC junior women's tennis player Anca Anastasiu has become the 28th Trojan to earn first team honors as an ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American. Anastasiu's stellar 3.98 GPA and standout abilities on the tennis court for the No. 3-ranked USC squad have placed the business administration major on the Academic All-America First Team along with 15 other university-level athletes from across the nation.
USC has now generated 28 student-athletes who have earned the highly competitive Academic All-America status. The honor was last earned by women's volleyball player Emily Adams in 2004. Anastasiu also earned Academic All-Distrit honors this year along with diver Blythe Hartley, qualifying the pair for consideration for the All-America Team. Anastasiu also is a two-time Pac-10 All-Academic first-teamer. She was named to the ESPN The Magazine All-America Third Team as a sophomore after receiving 2005 first team All-District honors as well.
Anastasiu finished the 2006 women's tennis season ranked No. 68 in the nation, having helped the Women of Troy to the NCAA Semifinals and competing in the NCAA Singles action as well. Anastasiu went on a 16-match winning streak during her junior 2006 season and went undefeated in Pac-10 dual match competition to help the Women of Troy finish 7-1 in the Pac-10. Playing primarily at the No. 5 position for the Women of Troy, Anastasiu went 19-3 in dual matches and posted a 25-12 overall singles record. Academically, Anastasiu holds one of the highest GPAs in the athletic department with a 3.978.