Aug. 4, 2009
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida State women’s tennis team is continuing to ride the wave of success as the Atlantic Coast Conference has honored three Seminoles for their academic achievements. Led by three-time honoree Ania Rynarzewska, junior Katie Rybakova and sophomore Noemie Scharle were named to the All-ACC Women’s Academic Tennis Team alongside 21 other student-athletes in the conference.
One of Florida State’s leaders on and off the courts, Rynarzewska has been honored this past season with several other academic awards including a postgraduate scholarship that the former Seminole intends to use towards her masters in Integrated Marketing Communication at Florida State. The Inowroclaw, Poland native also made the academic team in 2006 and 2008.
Rybakova, a Coral Springs, Fla., native was named to the list for the second-consecutive season. Majoring in English education, Rybakova seems to not have a problem excelling in both the classroom and on the courts. Posting a 15-12 singles record and 15-15 doubles record, Rybakova is one of FSU’s most talented players and looks to lead the 2009-10 team to another successful season.
The Seminoles’ lone newcomer last season, Scharle is continuing to turn heads with an additional award to put on her shelf. Earlier in the season, Scharle was named to the All-ACC team along with Rybakova. The Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg native was consistently ranked in the ITA polls last season posting up a 16-6 singles record and 7-15 doubles record. Scharle is currently pursuing a hospitality degree.
In order for a student-athlete to be eligible for a selection on the team, candidates must maintain a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters.