May 24, 2001
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –
Alida Gallovits, of the Florida State University women’s tennis team and Louise Wright, of the Seminole women’s golf team were named to the 2001 Verizon Academic All-District III At-Large Team. Gallovits earned first-team honors and will be placed on the national ballot and be eligible to earn Academic All-America honors while Wright earned second-team honors for the first time during her career.
Gallovits, a junior from Timisoara, Romania, won 25 matches this season and competed in the NCAA Individual Championships this week in Stone Mountain, Ga. She advanced to the round of 32 in the 64 women draw with a first round victory over Maria Phillips of Oklahoma State, the 45th-ranked collegiate women’s player. Gallovits entered the tournament ranked 65th in the latest ITA individual rankings. She has earned All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors during each of her three years as a member of the tennis team.
Gallovits currently holds a 3.95 grade point average in international business and marketing. She has earned Dean’s List honors during each of her eight semesters at Florida State. Gallovits also earned the Golden Torch Award for all Seminole female athletes in 2000 with a perfect 4.0 GPA. The Golden Torch Award is the highest academic honor given by the Department of Athletics at Florida State.
Wright, a native of Ipswich, England, recently graduated magna cum laude with a degree in marketing, finance and multinational business. She completed her career with a 3.89 cumulative grade point average. Wright earned Coaches Association Academic All-American honors three times during her career and won the Golden Torch Award for women’s golf three times, 1999, 2000 and 2001. She earned Dean’s List Honors during each of her nine semesters and was an ACC Honor Roll honoree each of her four years as a student-athlete.
Wright was an All-Atlantic Coast Conference selection as a senior in 2001 as she enjoyed her finest collegiate season. She earned an individual national ranking as high as 75th and led the Seminoles with a 76.21 stroke average during the 2000-01 season (both fall and spring averages combined). Wright participated in two NCAA Regional Tournaments (1999 and 2001) and one NCAA Championship (1999) during her career.