Aug. 15, 2001
Five members of the Florida State University women’s tennis team were named International Tennis Association Scholar Athlete All-Americans. Seniors Nanette Duxin, Natalie Carratala, Christy Travis and Marina Raic along with standout junior member Alida Gallovits received the honors this week. Five members is the most of any school to receive the honors.
These players were also named to the Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Honor Roll along with freshman Christina Denny and sophomore Elizabeth Lawrence. Gallovits not only received ITA and ACC honors but was also named to the Verizon Academic All-America District Team as selected by College Sports Information Directors of America. The award was in recognition of Gallovits accomplishments as a collegiate student-athlete who excels in both academics and athletics. Duxin was named the ITA and Tennis Magazine’s Arthur Ashe Leadership and Sportsmanship award winner for the South Region earlier this summer.
“These girls have really been incredible this year,” said head coach Lise Gregory. “They have done an amazing job in being able to compete so well and yet manage to remain in such high academic standing year after year.”
The women’s tennis team has also been noticed academically by receiving FSU’s Golden Torch Award, an award given to the team with the highest GPA among FSU’s athletic teams. The women’s tennis team has won the Golden Torch award consecutively for the past six years. The commitment to academic excellence has been a goal of Gregory’s since she was an All-American at the University of Miami.