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Amandine Faouzi Named Academic All-America

Amandine Faouzi Named Academic All-America

Posted on 11 June 2015 by admin




RICHMOND, Ky. – Women’s tennis player Amandine Faouzi was named to the 2015 Capital One Academic All-America Women’s At-Large team today. Faouzi was selected a second team honoree by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

Faouzi was the only student-athlete from the Ohio Valley Conference to make this prestigious list of 45 Division I student-athletes. She was also one of just seven tennis players on the list. The women’s at-large team is comprised of student-athletes who competed in bowling, crew/rowing, fencing, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming, tennis and water polo.

The native of Mareil Sur Mauldre, France was recently honored as the 2015 Ohio Valley Conference Tennis Player of the Year. Faouzi led the conference with 18 singles victories at the number one position. In conference matches, Faouzi rarely lost. She ended the 2015 season with an OVC record of 9-1. A four-time All-OVC performer, Faouzi was also named OVC Tennis Player of the Year in 2013.

Faouzi ended her EKU tennis career with a singles record of 90-39 (.697) and a doubles record of 51-45 (.531).

The tennis star also excelled in the classroom. The finance major graduated in May with a 4.0 grade-point-average. In 2014, Faouzi was inducted into Chi Alpha Sigma, a national honor society recognizing student-athletes with 60 hours or more, who have a 3.4 or higher cumulative GPA. She was named a Colonel Scholar all four years at EKU.

Faouzi is the third tennis player to earn Academic All-America honors under tennis coach Rob Oertel. Lucia Vojtkova was honored in 2007 and Alex Das in 2010.

To be nominated for Academic All-America honors, a student-athlete must carry at least a 3.3 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for his/her career. No athlete is eligible until he/she has reached sophomore athletic and academic standing at his/her current institution (thus, true freshmen, redshirt freshmen and ineligible transfers are not eligible). In the cases of transfers, graduate students and junior college graduates, the athlete must have completed one full calendar year at the nominating institution to be eligible.

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