Juricova Becomes Three-Time First Team All-Academic HonoreeThree Golden Bears earn Pac-12 All-Academic Honors
Senior Jana Juricova became the first student-athlete in the history of the program to earn first-team all-academic laurels three times.
June 7, 2012
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Three members of the California women's tennis team have been selected to the Pac-12 Conference All-Academic squads, the league announced on Thursday, June 7.
To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade point average and be a significant contributor.
Senior Jana Juricova earned first-team all-academic laurels for the third time in as many years. She became the first student-athlete in the history of the program to earn first-team laurels three times. Juricova, who completed the 2011-12 season ranked eighth nationally in the final Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) poll, owned a 3.67 grade point average as a political economy major.
Junior Annie Goransson was named to the league's all-academic second team for the second-straight season after recording a grade point average of 3.50 in society and environment.
Sophomore Alice Duranteau was recognized for the first time as an honorable mention selection by the league.
Cal completed the 2012 spring season ranked seventh in the nation by the ITA. The Bears were 20-7 overall in dual action and 8-2 in the Pac-12 to tie for third in the conference. Cal had two singles players ranked in the top-10 of the final ITA ratings with freshman ranked Zsofi Susanyi placing ninth, one spot behind Juricova. Susanyi reached the semifinals of the NCAA Singles Championships last month.