Two Jayhawks Named to Academic All-Big 12 Team for Tennis

April 17, 2009

LAWRENCE, Kan. – Two University of Kansas student-athletes were named Academic All-Big 12, the conference office announced on Friday.

Senior Edina Horvath and junior Kunigunda Dorn were both named to the first team.

Dorn, a Sopron, Hungary, native, is on the All-Academic team for the second time in her career. The Strategic Communications major also received the honor in 2007.

This season is the first time Horvath, a Finance major, has made the team.

Horvath plays at the No. 1 doubles and singles positions for KU, while Dorn competes at the No. 3 doubles and No. 4 singles.

Kansas hosts the last two matches of the regular season when No. 31 Texas and No. 33 Texas A&M come to Lawrence, Kan. this weekend. The Jayhawks face the Longhorns on April 18 and the Aggies on April 19. Match times are set for 12 p.m. and 11 a.m., respectively.

2009 Academic All-Big 12 women’s TENNIS Team

First Team (3.20-plus GPA; *indicates nominated with a 4.00 GPA)

Name, School Class Major Hometown
Karolina Filipiak, Baylor So. Psychology Poznan, Poland
Taylor Ormond, Baylor So. English Hamilton, Ontario
Jelena Stanivuk, Baylor So. Business Tucepi, Croatia
Franziska Jendrian, Colorado Sr. Accounting Rodleben, Germany
Monica Milewski, Colorado Sr. Accounting Park Ridge, Ill.
Kara Hickey. Iowa State Sr. Statistics Columbia, Mo.
Erin Karonis, Iowa State So. Communications Ivyland, Pa.
Edina Horvath, Kansas Sr. Finance Budapest, Hungary
Kunigunda Dorn, Kansas Jr. Strategic Communications Sopron, Hungary
Katerina Kudlackova, Kansas State Sr. Psychology/Spanish Ceska Trebova, Czech Republic
Natasha Vieira, Kansas State Jr. Management/Marketing Carabobo, Venezuela
Maureen Modesto, Missouri So. Pre-Journalism Highland, Ind.
Mallory Weber, Missouri So. Secondary Education Belleville, Ill.
Marianne Cicmanec, Nebraska Sr. Advertising/Broadcasting Kirchdorf, Germany
Ashley Finnegan, Nebraska Sr. Marketing Weston, Fla.
Wiveca Swarting, Nebraska Jr. Finance/Economics Stockholm, Sweden
Brittany Baldy, Oklahoma Sr. Journalism Edmond, Okla.
Ana-Maria Constantinescu, Oklahoma So. Zoology Bucharest, Romania
Tara Eckel, Oklahoma So. Zoology Dallas, Texas
Maria Kalashnikova, Oklahoma So. Business Tbilisi, Georgia
JoAnne Karaitiana, Oklahoma State So. Physical Education Melbourne, Australia
Maryna Tkachenko, Oklahoma State Sr. Merchandising Kiev, Ukraine
Sarah Lancaster Texas Jr. Sport Management San Antonio, Texas
Caroline Larsson, Texas So. Economics Sodertalje, Sweden
Elze Potgieter, Texas A&M Jr. Accounting Bloemfontein, South Africa
Kyla Coleman, Texas Tech Sr. Restaurant, Hotel and Levelland, Texas
Institutional Management
Kelsy Garland, Texas Tech So. Education Lubbock, Texas
Kerryn Potgieter, Texas Tech Jr. Exercise Sports Science Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
Simone Templeton, Texas Tech So. Human Development and Family Services Austin, Texas
Samantha van der Drift, Texas Tech Sr. Chemical Engineering DeZilk, Holland

Second Team (3.00 to 3.19 gPA)

Name, School Class Major Hometown
Camila Belassi, Colorado Jr. Economics PaysandĂș, Uruguay
Jessica Giuggioli, Missouri Sr. Spanish Piombino, Italy
Kaitlyn Ritchie, Missouri So. Undeclared A&S Bartlesville, Okla.
Stephanie Evans, Nebraska So. Biological Sciences Lebanon, Tenn.
Kate Robinson, Oklahoma Sr. Journalism Flower Mound, Texas
Maggie Mello, Texas So. Journalism Laguna Hills, Calif.