MANHATTAN, Kan. Jessica Simosa and Tereza Prochazkova were named to the 2006 Academic All-Big 12 Tennis first team as announced by the Big 12 Conference on Tuesday.
The honor marks the third selection for Simosa and first for Prochazkova.
“Jessica and Tereza have worked extremely hard on the court and in the classroom so its no surprise that they were named to the team,” Kansas State head coach Steve Bietau said. “It’s a great recognition of their efforts.”
Simosa, a senior from Valencia, Venezuela, will graduate with a double major in business management and economics and a minor in French. She is a three-time ITA scholar athlete and eight time Big 12 Commissioners Honor Roll selection.
On the court, Simosa is tied for second on the career wins leader boards for both singles and doubles play at Kansas State. Simosa has 77 career singles wins, tied for second with Petra Sedlmajerova two behind career leader Maria Rosenberg. Simosa’s 67 doubles wins are tied with Rosenberg for second all-time behind Sedlmajerova at 73.
Prochazkova, a sophomore from Brno, Czech Republic, is a psychology major at Kansas State and was named to the team in her first year of eligibility. Prochazkova is 4-4 in Big 12 play this year.
First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA. To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of her team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence.
Kansas State will play in the Big 12 Women's Tennis Championships this week at Baylor University in Waco, Texas. The Wildcats are the No. 7 seed and begin play on Thursday, April 27, at 9 a.m. against No. 10 seeded Oklahoma.