May 22, 2013
FRISCO – Three Lamar women’s tennis players were honored for their academic achievement on Wednesday as the Southland Conference named Carolina Salas, Natalia Mayagoitia and Alicia Porte to the All-Academic team.
Salas, a senior out of Monterrey, Mexico, was named to the first team after she compiled a 5-4 record at No. 1 singles in conference play, earning a spot on the All-Southland second team in the process. She boasts of a 3.66 grade point average in industrial engineering.
Mayagoitia and Porte each earned spots on the second team. Mayagoitia, who put up a 3.35 GPA in psychology, was honored as such for the second straight season after recording 13 wins from 20 matches. Porte went 9-9 this year and had a 3.75 GPA in accounting. The Marseille, France, native had the second-best GPA on both All-Academic squads.
In all, Lamar was tied with Northwestern State for the most selections to the teams. Andrea Nedorostova of the Lady Demons was named the conference’s Student-Athlete of the Year.
The All-Academic teams are voted on by the head coaches, sports information directors and academic/compliance administrators from each SLC member. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have completed one full academic year the nominating institution and participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s competition to qualify for the all-academic squad.