Left to right: Jessica Alsola, Haley Giavara, Hannah Viller Moeller and Katja Wiersholm are eligible for Academic All-America honors, which will be announced June 1.
BERKELEY – The California women’s tennis team placed four Golden Bears – Jessica Alsola, Haley Giavara, Hannah Viller Moeller and Katja Wiersholm – on the College Sports Communicators Academic All-District Team, the CSC (formerly CoSIDA) announced Tuesday.
A student-athlete must be a starter or an important reserve with at least a 3.50 cumulative grade-point average to be nominated for the Academic All-District Team. All four Bears are now on the ballot for Academic All-America, as voted on by CSC members, with the College Sports Communicators announcing the Academic All-America first, second and third teams on June 1.
Giavara, a senior, completed her Cal career as the 2023 Pac-12 Scholar-Athlete of the Year and a member of the All-Pac-12 First Team. Majoring in legal studies and sociology, Giavara was a two-time singles All-American and a 2021 ITA Scholar-Athlete for the Bears. The San Diego native was an important member of the Cal squad from the start of her career as a freshman season of 2019-20, when she was named the Pac-12 Freshman/Newcomer of the Year and the ITA Northwest Region Rookie of the Year. Giavara ended each of her three previous seasons ranked in the top 40 in singles, as she was 15th in 2020, 27th in 2021 – when she helped the Bears win their first Pac-12 tournament championship – and 36th in 2022, when she led Cal to the Pac-12 regular-season title. She was ranked 103rd in this season’s most recent ITA singles poll.
Alsola adds her Academic All-District honor to the All-Pac-12 First-Team selection she earned earlier in May. Undeclared, the sophomore from Fresno garnered ITA Scholar-Athlete status last season. She is one of two Bears still active this year, as Alsola (29-5) will play in the NCAA Singles Championship and partner with Wiersholm (16-13) in the NCAA Doubles Championship, with both tournaments slated for May 22-27 in Orlando, Florida. Alsola is currently ranked 55th in the ITA singles poll, and Wiersholm and Alsola are ranked 12th in doubles.
Wiersholm, also undeclared, was an All-Pac-12 Second-Team honoree this season…
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