July 11, 2007
Tallahassee, Fla. – Former Seminole standout Anca Dumitrescu will now be sporting the colors of another ACC team. Georgia Tech has announced that Dumitrescu, a member of Florida State’s women’s tennis team from 2001-04, will be taking over as the new assistant coach for the Yellow Jackets.
“I was very excited to hear the Anca would be joining the program at Georgia Tech,” said Florida State head coach Jennifer Hyde. “She has a very keen eye for the game and I think it’s going to make an immediate impact in that program.”
During her four-year career at Florida State, the Romanian-born Dumitrescu made an impact for the Seminoles both on and off the court. As one of FSU’s top singles players, Dumitrescu earned top-60 national rankings in each of her four years of play, while also snagging spots on the All-ACC team her last two seasons. In 2002 and 2004, she was invited to compete in the singles competition at the NCAA Tournament.
Beyond the white lines, Dumitrescu’s résumé is even more impressive. She took home the ITA/Arthur Ashe Jr. Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship her senior year at Florida State. An ACC Academic Honor Roll member throughout her entire FSU career, Dumitrescu graduated Magna Cum Laude with dual degrees in communication and multinational business in 2004. She received the prestigious ACC Weaver-James-Corrigan postgraduate award and went on to get a master’s degree from Florida State as well.
“It’s always great to see young ladies, especially alum from Florida State, get involved in the coaching ranks,” said Hyde. “She’s definitely working her way into the profession and has made the next big jump. Georgia Tech is going to be that much better of a program with her addition.”