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Lady Rebs Pace MW In Academics

June 20, 2012

LAS VEGAS ( - All seven members of the 2012 UNLV women's tennis team earned a spot on the Academic All-Mountain West Team, which was released by the league this week.

The seven honorees tied a program record and only New Mexico had more than the Lady Rebels with eight.

Pacing UNLV was senior four-time honoree Rumyana Terzieva, who boasts a 3.50 GPA in art. Also making a repeat appearance was junior Ella Bourchier (3.57), sophomore 2012 MW Player of the Year Lucia Batta (3.16) and sophomore Aleksandra Josifoska (3.00).

Making their first appearances were junior Nives Pavlovic (3.06) and both of the squad's freshmen -- Manon de Lanlay (3.58) and Anett Ferenczi-Bako (3.54).

To be eligible for selection, a student-athlete must have completed at least one academic term at the member institution, maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or better and be a starter or significant contributor.

Head coach Kevin Cory's program also tied Boise State for the league lead with four players earning the additional honor of 2012 MW Scholar-Athlete - Bourchier, de Lanlay, Ferenczi-Bako and Terzieva.

The MW Scholar-Athlete Award is the highest academic honor bestowed by the conference. To be eligible for selection, student-athletes must have completed at least two academic terms at the member institution, while maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better, and have participated in varsity competition in an NCAA-sponsored sport.

PLAYER               YEAR         GPA   MAJOR
Lucia Batta          Sophomore    3.16  Communication Studies
Ella Bourchier*      Junior       3.57  Biochemistry
Manon de Lanlay*     Freshman     3.58  Business
Anett Ferenczi-Bako* Freshman     3.54  Undeclared
Aleksandra Josifoska Sophomore    3.00  Communication Studies
Nives Pavlovic       Junior       3.06  Communication Studies
Rumyana Terzieva*    Senior       3.59  Art
*Also earned 2012 MW Scholar-Athlete Award



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