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May 29, 2002

Los Angeles, CA (May 29, 2002) -- The West Coast Conference announced members of the 2002 Spring All-Academic teams on Wednesday, and included on that list was five student-athletes from Loyola Marymount University.

The Lions that were named to the 2002 WCC All-Academic teams are senior Charolotte Livingstone (Women's Crew), sophomore Angela Tanner (women's crew), junior Penka Fileva (women's tennis), senior Julie Hladik (women's tennis) and Jakko Asuja (men's tennis).

At the completion of each athletic season, the WCC selects an all-academic squad for each of the participating sponsored sports. To be considered, a student-athlete must earn at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average, be a starter or important reserve with legitimate athletic credenitals and have a sophomore athletic and academic standing.

Here is a look at the Lions' 2002 Spring All-Academic selections:


Livingstone, Charlotte * 4.0 * Sr. * English
The team's best rower...has spent every practice and every race in her two years here in the Varsity 8...has earned straight "A"s (4.0) in all her classes during tenure at LMU... has been accepted into Oxford University Doctorate program for next year...has been accepted as a novelist with a publishing company already, who have agreed to publish (with some work still to be done) the novel that she wrote this year as part of her Creative Writing Masters...LMU women's strength athlete of the year.

Tanner, Angela P. * 3.91 * So. * Communication Studies
The team's most versatile rower...has spent every practice and every race in her two years here in the Varsity 8...sat stroke seat and 5 seat through the year.


Asuja, Jaakko J. * 3.71 * Jr. * Business Administration
Johannes Asuja became the first Lion to reach double-digit wins on the season, winning his 10th match of the year against Princeton. He finishes the season 13-6 on the season with a win against Saint Mary's and a loss against Santa Clara. He finished with wins in 13 of his last 16 matches. He was also part of the team's hottest doubles team. He and Beau Berglund concluded the season at 13-6 on the season and led the team in double wins. The doubles team won 11 of their last 14 matches. In conference play, they defeated Gonzaga's duo of Timo Barry and Shaun Whitney for the second time on the season, 9-8 (8-6). They also won their doubles match against Saint Mary's to help the Lions to fifth place in the conference.


Fileva, Penka Ivanova * 3.23 * Jr. * Business Administration
was second on the Lions team at the conclusion of the regular season in wins with a 21-16 record...was 1-2 in the WCC Tournament at the No.3 singles spot...earned WCC All-Conference honorable mention honors in singles...was most consistent player, not losing more than three consecutive matches but just once on the year.

Hladik, Julie, L. * 3.28 * Sr. * Business Administration
a senior leader for the Lions in 2002...finishes her campaign at 13-16 in singles competition...has 44 career singles victories and a .537 winning percentage...compiled a 15-11 record in doubles compeition to give her 35 career double wins...had two wins in the West Coast Conference championships at No.2 singles, including a 15-13 tie-breaker in the third set against Sana Clara in the semi-finals...had a four-match winning streak in the middle of the season, all four against WCC competition.



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