June 1, 2004
Tallahassee, FL – Florida State head coach Lise Gregory, senior Anca Dumitrescu (Bucharest, Romania/VCU) and junior Mihaela Moldovan (Bucharest, Romania/Emil Racovita) were all awarded regional post season honors after wrapping up the 2003-04 season with an appearance in the second round of the 2004 NCAA Division I Women’s Tennis Tournament. Gregory and Dumitrescu earned honors through the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) while Moldovan was honored through the College Sports Information Directors Association of America (CoSIDA).
Senior Anca Dumitrescu (Bucharest, Romania/VCU), earned the co-ITA/Arthur Ashe Jr. Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship as well as the ITA South Region Senior Player of the Year. The third-year Seminole won a career-best 16 singles matches during the 2004 campaign, starring at the number one position for the Seminoles. The Bucharest, Romania native upset #7 Amanda Johnson from the Duke Blue Devils. Dumitrescu was one of the members of the FSU senior class that became the glue for a talented lineup that climbed its way from a season-opening No. 54 to its current position of No. 27. Dumitrescu has been the only Seminole selected to participate in the NCAA Women’s Tennis Singles Championships for the past two seasons.
The ITA/Arthur Ashe Award for Leadership and Sportsmanship goes to a player who has exhibited outstanding sportsmanship and leadership as well as scholastic, extracurricular and tennis achievements. The ITA South Regional Senior Player of the Year is awarded based on a student-athlete’s performance during their final season of eligibility. Dumitrescu will share the Arthur Ashe award with Georgia Tech’s Sekita Grant.
Moldovan was named to the first team 2004 CoSIDA Academic All-District III University (Women’s At-Large Teams) for her exceptional play on the court and her commitment to education. Moldovan ended the season with a 26-0 record in singles becoming the first Seminole to go undefeated in singles in a season. The public relations major finished the school year with a 4.0 GPA (overall). Last season, Moldovan earned recognition from the South Region by taking home the ITA South Region Rookie of the Year honor.
Gregory led the Seminoles to the post season for the seventh time in her eight seasons at the helm of the FSU women’s tennis program. The former Miami Hurricane standout coached Moldovan to the only undefeated singles season in FSU school history. Gregory, prior to earning the 2004 ITA South Region Coach of the Year, was named the 2004 Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year. The conference honor was the second during her stint at Florida State while the regional was her first nod.
2004 CoSIDA Academic All-District III University Women's At-Large Teams
Name (Sport) School Dist. Yr. Hometown GPA Major
Christian Auer (FH) Davidson 3 Sr. Gahnna, OH 3.62 Psychology
Gail Decker (Lacrosse) JMU 3 Sr. Baltimore, MD 3.49 Speech Comm.
Kelly Fillnow (Tennis) Davidson 3 Jr. Jacksonville, FL 3.62 History
Adrienne Gautreaux (Golf) S.Carolina 3 Gr. Mabank, TX 4.0 Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management
Mary Neill Hagood (Tennis) Furman 3 Jr. Charleston, SC 3.78 Psychology
Katherine Hatch (Tennis) Davidson 3 Sr. Portland, OR 3.42 Art History
Marie Matrka (Tennis) C. Carolina 3 Jr. Wilmington, OH 3.99 Biology
Mihaela Moldovan (Tennis) FSU 3 Jr. Bucharest, Romania 4.0 Public Relations
Kristin Puck (Tennis) Jacksonville3 Sr. Hamburg, Germany 4.0 Communications
Laura Teresby (Golf) Radford 3 Sr. Greensboro, MD 4.0 Management