May 9, 2000
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The 20th-ranked Florida State Lady Seminoles
will travel to Gainesville, Fla. to face the 35th-ranked Illinois Fighting
Illini in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. The match will be played
at 10 a.m. Friday, May 12th and the winner will face the winner of the
Florida and Bethune-Cookman match on Saturday at 4 p.m.
FSU senior Kia Asberg was named the Cissie Leary Sportsmanship
Award Recipient for the South Region which makes her one of eight finalists
for the National Award. Asberg has been named to the All-ACC team in each
of the past two seasons and has also been a three-time All-ACC Academic
Asberg has helped lead the Lady Seminoles to their fifth
consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance with a 19-5 dual match record this
season. Over the past two years, Asberg has won 58 of 74 matches with 54
of those wins coming in straight sets. Recently, Asberg was awarded the
2000 Weaver-James-Corrigan Post Graduate Scholarship.
Florida State will be looking for their first ever NCAA Tournament
win on Friday against Illinois. FSU is 16-8 on the season and ranked 20th
in the nation. In 2000, the Lady Seminoles have won seven of 11 away
matches including two of three at neutral sites.
FSU sophomore Alida Gallovits has also been selected to play in the
singles NCAA Tournament which will begin after the team competition is
completed. Gallovits is currently ranked No. 44 in the country and plays
both No. 1 singles and doubles for the Lady Seminoles.