Three Yellow Jackets Named to 2008 All-ACC Academic Women's Tennis Team

July 25, 2008

GREENSBORO, N.C. – ACC Women’s Tennis Scholar-Athlete of the Year Kristi Miller of Georgia Tech heads up the 2008 All-ACC Academic Women’s Tennis Team, as announced this week by Commissioner John D. Swofford.

Miller completed her college career as the most decorated women’s tennis player in Georgia Tech history, earning multiple athletic and academic honors.

Miller was named CoSIDA Academic All-America each of the past three seasons, and was named the organization’s 2008 Academic All-American of the Year in conjunction with ESPN the Magazine. Miller was an ACC and ITA Scholar-Athlete each of her four years at Georgia Tech.

A native of Marysville, Mich., Miller earned All-America honors on five occasions (three times in singles, twice in doubles), as well as the 2006 Honda Award for women’s tennis. The Yellow Jackets’ first-ever women’s tennis All-American (as a freshman in 2005), Miller holds school records for singles wins (114) and winning percentage (.803).

Joining Miller on the All-ACC Academic Women’s Tennis Team were a pair of Yellow Jacket sophomores, Kirsten Flower and Amanda McDowell.

McDowell capped one of the most successful seasons in Georgia Tech women’s tennis history by capturing the school’s first-ever NCAA Singles title en route to winning 45 singles matches during the season.

Flower also had her most successful season on the Flats, earning 26 singles and 25 doubles victories during the season.

Georgia Tech, Miami and Virginia Tech each placed three players on this year’s All-ACC Academic Women’s Tennis Team. To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned at least a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained at least a 3.00 cumulative average during her academic career.

The complete All-ACC Academic Women’s Tennis Team is listed below.

2008 All-ACC Academic Women’s Tennis Team

Name, School                                    Year      Major

*Estefania Balda Alvarez, Clemson So. Pre-Business

Neils Barringer, NC State Jr. Mathematics Education

**Inga Beermann, Virginia Tech Jr. Architecture

Bianca Eichkorn, Miami So. International Finance

*Romy Farah, Miami Sr. International Finance

Kristen Flower, Georgia Tech So. Management

Catherine Grotz, NC State Fr. Psychology

Yasmin Hamza, Virginia Tech Fr. Economics

Tara Iyer, Duke So. Economics

Jessica Long, Virginia Tech Sr. Biology

Melissa Mang, Duke Jr. Psychology

*Amanda McDowell, Georgia Tech So. Economics and International Affairs

Maggie MacKeever, Maryland So. Kinesiology

**Kristi Miller, Georgia Tech Sr. History, Technology & Society

Lindsey Pereira, Virginia Sr. Interdisciplinary-American Studies

Amanda Rales, Virginia Jr. Foreign Affairs

Laura Reichert, North Carolina Jr. International Studies

Anna Rynarzewska, Florida State Sr. Communications

Katie Rybakova, Florida State Fr. English Education

Christian Tara, Wake Forest Jr. Mathematics

*Laura Vallverdu, Miami So. Psychology

*Repeat All-ACC academic honorees

**Three-time honorees

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