Women's Tennis Collects Numerous NCCAA All-American Honors
May 17, 2013
Written by: Michael Brown, Assistant A.D. for Communications
GREENVILLE, S.C.- After another solid run in the NCCAA National Tournament to end the season the Palm Beach Atlantic University women’s tennis team has seen its top players honored for their good play with spots on the All-American and All-Tournament teams. Veena Vasquez and Victoria Baca led the way for the Sailfish who finished as the NCCAA National runner-up.
Vasquez completed a memorable sophomore campaign wearing the Blue and White by being named to the NCCAA All-American first-team as well as being named to the All-Tournament team for both singles and doubles. This is her second straight season of earning the organization’s top honors.
In addition to her great work on the court, Vasquez also excelled off the court as evidenced by her being named as one of six PBA players that earned the NCCAA Ministry Award. Joining Vasquez from PBA in this honor were Baca, Maria Jimenez, Liddy Robinson, Leyla Taracena and Jessica Wharton.
Baca joined Vasquez as a NCCAA All-American first-team member for her strong play as a senior while also being selected to the All-Tournament team for doubles.
She also put an exclamation point on her great career from the classroom by being named a NCCAA Scholar-Athlete, an academic distinction that honors juniors and seniors who maintain at least a cumulative 3.3 grade-point average while playing their respective sport.
Also named a NCCAA Scholar-Athlete was Natalia Trotter, Jimenez and Wharton.
Trotter rounded out the NCCAA All-American honorees for Palm Beach Atlantic by being named to the second-team, making it the fourth straight season that she has been named a NCCAA All-American.
The Sailfish concluded their season with a record of 20-7.