Four Wildcats Lauded With Academic All-Big 12 Honors
DALLAS Four members of the Kansas State women’s tennis team were honored on the 2004 Women’s Tennis Academic All-Big 12 Conference Team as announced by the league office Tuesday.
A total of 61 student-athletes were named to the men’s and women’s academic lists. Junior Jessica Simosa, a business administration major from Valencia, Venezuela, was one of four student-athletes (male or female) nominated with a perfect 4.0 grade-point average. Simosa was joined on the first team by junior Maria Rosenberg, who is an art and modern languages major at K-State.
Sophomore Aveen Alkhatib, a chemical engineering major, and senior Paulina Castillejos, a management information systems major, rounded out the Wildcats’ second team selections. Castillejos, from Puebla, Mexico, is a three-time All-Big 12 honoree and recently won the Big 12 positional championship at No. 1 doubles with teammate Rosenberg.
The Wildcats compete this week at the Eighth Annual Big 12 Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis Tournaments on April 29-May 2 at the new Headington Family Tennis Center on the campus of the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Okla. The regular season winners are declared Big 12 men and women's tennis champions, while the tourney winner receives first consideration for the conference’s automatic bids in the NCAA tournaments.
2004 WOMEN’S TENNIS ACADEMIC ALL-BIG 12 CONFERENCE TEAM