Anderson Named to WCC All-Academic Team
The senior receives the honor for outstanding performance in the classroom and on the court.
April 23, 2012
SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference announced this morning that LMU senior Ashley Anderson has been named to the 2012 West Coast Conference Women's Tennis All-Academic Team. The senior received the honor for her outstanding achievement both in the classroom and on the court this season. An economics major, Anderson currently has a 3.39 grade point average.
Anderson has progressed to #1 doubles during her senior season. Along with partner Tory Parravi, the duo had a six-match win streak over the months of February and March. Anderson and Parravi’s victories this season include a win over Juliette Coupez and Laura Claus from, then, 71st-ranked San Diego.
In singles, Anderson is 4-2 in conference, winning her last two matches. She had a three-match win streak in late Match-early April. She finished the regular season with three wins in her last four matches.
Four members of this year's team appeared on last year’s All-Academic squad: Portland’s Valeska Hoath, San Diego’s Juliette Coupez and Laura Claus, and Santa Clara’s Kelly Lamble.
At the conclusion of each athletic season, the WCC selects 12 individuals to the all-academic squad to mirror the all-conference women’s tennis team. To be nominated, a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average based on the most recently completed term at the time of nomination, be at least a sophomore in both academic and athletic standing, and prove to be a significant contributor to her team.
Ashley will be with the Lions in San Diego for the WCC Championships, which begin Wednesday, April 25. Fourth-seeded LMU will take on ninth-seeded Portland in a first-round match on Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. The winner of the Tennis Championships will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.
The complete 2012 West Coast Conference Women's Tennis All-Academic Team is as follows:
Ashley Anderson (LMU) - Senior, 3.39 GPA, Economics
Laura Claus (San Diego) - Junior, 3.94 GPA, Business
Juliette Coupez (San Diego) - Senior, 3.82 GPA, Mechanical Engineering
Anna Depenau (San Diego) - Sophomore, 3.83 GPA, Business
Yurie Hashiguchi (San Francisco) - Junior, 3.88 GPA, Business Administration
Valeska Hoath (Portland) - Junior, 3.87 GPA, Organizational Communications
Jenny Jullien (Saint Mary's) - Sophomore, 3.23 GPA, Business Administration
Kelly Lamble (Santa Clara) - Junior, 3.85 GPA, Finance
Katie Le (Santa Clara) - Sophomore, 3.81 GPA, Computer Engineering
Megan Moore (Pepperdine) - Sophomore, 3.57 GPA, Pre-Business Administration
Megan Price (BYU) - Senior, 3.46 GPA, Exercise Science
Britta Stime (Gonzaga) - Junior, 3.74 GPA, International Relations/Spanish
Honorable Mention: Melinda Akerbrant, USF; Cara Brown, USD; Sabine Fuchs, POR; Sophie Lantta, GON; Maggie McGeorge, SCU; Alana McMahon, USF; Blair Reed, USF; Ali Walters, PEP; Kacie Wagner, SCU; Julia Wartenburger, USF; Kristina Zauere, GON