MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State
women’s tennis student-athlete Jessica Simosa was named to the ESPN the Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District 7 women’s at-large second team on Thursday. Simosa adds this honor to her third career Academic All-Big 12 honor earlier this season.
Simosa finished her career tied for second in the K-State record books for career singles wins with 77 and career doubles wins with 67. During the 2006 season, the product of Valencia, Venezuela, tallied her second straight 20-win singles season with a record of 20-18 and registered an 18-20 mark in doubles play.
Simosa, a four-year letterwinner for head coach Steve Bietau, is a double-major in business management and economics and also carries a minor in French. Simosa is a three-time Academic All-Big 12 selection and a two-time Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) Scholar-Athlete selection.
This is the third time Kansas State has earned the CoSIDA Academic All-District honor in the program’s 33-year history. Lena Piliptchak earned the first honor in 1998 and went on to become the program’s only Academic All-American, earning second team honors. Petra Sedlmajerova earned the All-District citation twice in her career, in 2002 and 2003.