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.
Seniors Josie Frazier and Ashley Yeah as well as sophomores Kida Ferrari and Kasia Treiber each earned Academic All-District recognition, marking the first honor for all.
In her final season at Illinois, Yeah is about to graduate with her bachelor’s degree in computer science. Frazier, who will utilize her fifth year as an Illini is studying accountancy. In their second seasons at UI, Ferrari is working towards a degree in management while Treiber is also studying accountancy.
To be eligible for the award, nominees must have a 3.50 GPA and completed one full calendar year at their current institution 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 50 percent of the team’s contests.
All four honored Illini were staples in this season’s lineup. Treiber led the squad in singles wins, owning an 18-12 record with Yeah just behind her at 17-14. Frazier and Ferrari each tallied 13 singles victories.
On the doubles courts, Yeah and Frazier each racked up 12 wins overall while Ferrari added seven and Treiber posted three.
The quartet of CSC Academic All-District Illini helped the Orange and Blue to an 18-10 team record on the 2023 campaign along with a third place finish in the Big Ten after going 8-3.
The last Illini women’s tennis player to earn CSC/CoSIDA All-District honors was Momei Qu, most recently in 2008.
All four Illini on the all-district team advance to the CSC Academic All-America ballot. The Academic All-America teams will be announced on June 1.
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