NCAA Womens Tennis

Four Illini Earn CSC Academic All-District Accolades

Four Illini Earn CSC Academic All-District Accolades

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Four Illinois women’s tennis student-athletes have been tabbed College Sports Communicators (CSC, formerly CoSIDA) Academic All-District honorees, the association announced on Tuesday.

Fifth-year senior Josie Frazier and junior Kida Ferrari were recognized for the second time in as many years while junior Megan Heuser and sophomore McKenna Schaefbauer earned their first honors of the sort.

In her final season at Illinois, Frazier has earned two degrees from Illinois. Her bachelor’s was in accountancy while she earned a master’s in accounting science this spring. Ferrari is working towards a bachelor’s degree in strategic business development & entrepreneurship. Heuser is studying interdisciplinary health sciences and Schaefbauer is majoring in political science.

To be eligible for the award, a nominee must have a 3.50 GPA and is at least a sophomore academically and athletically. Nominees must also be a starter or important reserve to the team and participated in at least 70 percent of the  total matches played by the team that includes team scores.

All four honored Illini were staples in this season’s lineup. Schaefbauer had the team’s second-most singles wins, owning a 17-10 record with Frazier and Ferrari owning 14 and 13 wins, respectively. Heuser played No. 1 singles all year for Illinois, registering nine victories.

On the doubles courts, Schaefbauer tied for the team lead with 18 wins while Heuser was just behind her at 16 victories. Frazier collected 14 doubles wins across the season while Ferrari owned 11.

The quartet of CSC Academic All-District Illini helped the Orange and Blue to a 17-10 team record on the 2024 campaign along with a fourth place finish in the Big Ten after going 8-3.

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